Any young person looking to enhance his or her leadership skills in school or in the community will benefit from using the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI) to learn how to apply Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's acclaimed The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model to real-life challenges and opportunities. Designed for students with little to no formal business experience, and varying levels of experience with leadership itself, the Student LPI tool is appropriate in high school and college classrooms, student government, campus clubs, fraternities, sororities, first-year experience programs, community service and service learning organizations, athletic teams, and youth organizations.
This powerful leadership development model approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, because everyone can be a leader—whether in a designated leadership role or not.
The Student LPI paper assessment may be ideal for small groups, where immediate results are needed (for only the Self Assessment). With optional scoring software, Administrators of the paper assessments can generate a full Student LPI report for each leader by manually entering in the leader's responses. The Administrator then can save a database of all paper administrations.
|The Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI) is the
cornerstone of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model. Created by
leadership educators James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, this powerful leadership development model approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, because everyone can be a leader—whether in a designated leadership role or not.
The Student LPI offers students a method for accurately assessing their leadership skills based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, by measuring the frequency with which they engage in 30 behaviors that research shows lead to the best leadership outcomes.
Further, the Student LPI print assessment:
What is the research-basis of the Student LPI?
Backed by 30 years of original research and data from over 3 million leaders, The Leadership Challenge® is a leadership development program by leadership educators Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, this proven leadership model proclaims Leadership Is Everyone's Business. Research specifically related to students and young leaders is available on this site.
If you would like to learn more about the original and subsequent related research of The Leadership Practices Inventory, please visit the research section of www.leadershipchallenge.com.
What methodology was used to create the Student LPI?
The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and the Student LPI were developed through a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods and studies. In-depth interviews and written case studies from personal-best leadership experiences generated the conceptual framework, which consists of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®:
How reliable are the LPI assessments?
All of the LPI assessments are based on solid research that spans over two decades. Reliability of the LPI is routinely tested through analysis of internal reliability, and all five leadership practices have consistently shown strong internal reliability coefficients—meaning that the items are highly correlated within each scale. Test and retest reliability also is high. In addition, results have high face validity and predictive validity: the results make sense to people and, over time, have proven to predict high-performing leaders and moderate- and low-performing ones. Overall, the LPI has been extensively applied in many organizational settings and is highly regarded in both the academic and practitioner world.
How does the Student LPI work?
Using the Student LPI paper assessments requires one assessment for each person responding. A Self Assessment is provided to the Student Leader. Individual paper assessments are required for the number of Observers that are being requested to complete a survey. Leaders manually complete their assessment and can self-score the results or submit their assessment to their Student LPI Administrator (faculty member, teacher, administrative staff, etc.).
Observers either return their assessments directly to the Administrator (recommended for anonymity) or through the Leader who made the request.
All data is then either hand-scored or manually entered into the Student LPI Scoring Software (purchased separately) where the Administrator can generate individual reports. These reports can be sent to the Leader electronically or printed and distributed.
Each paper assessment is purchased either from a Wiley sales representative, directly online, or from an authorized LPI reseller.
Observers typically include teachers, coaches, student advisors, teammates, fellow club members, coworkers, or fellow members of a church group or other community or civic organization with direct experience of the individual in a leadership role. Each assessment contains 30 statements describing specific leadership behaviors, rated on a 1 to 5 point frequency scale, and takes approximately 10–15 minutes to complete.
Want to View a Sample Report?
See a sample report that is generated using the Scoring Software:
View a sample Student LPI Report (opens in a new window)
Can you describe the design of the Student LPI?
Student LPI Self Assessment
A 30-item self-assessment instrument that measures the frequency of specific leadership behaviors on a 5-point scale. Completed either online or in print by an individual Student Leader, it takes approximately 10–15 minutes start-to-finish.
Student LPI Observer Assessment
A 30-item assessment instrument that provides 360º feedback on the frequency of specific leadership behaviors on a 5-point frequency scale. Completed either online or in print by individuals selected by the Student Leader or the Administrator to participate in the process, it takes approximately 10–15 minutes start-to-finish.
While the Student LPI Self Assessment provides for self-measurement, the greater value in the assessment comes when also using Student LPI Observers. This unique measurement tool collects valuable 360º feedback from teachers, coaches, student advisors, teammates, fellow club members, coworkers, or others who have direct experience in observing the individual Student Leader in a leadership role or any leadership capacity.
What are the benefits of using the Student LPI Online instead of the print assessment?
The Student LPI Self Online: