Where appropriate and needed, our coaches use the L/I assessment to gather feedback on each leader they coach via two mechanisms:
- The L/I Self-Report Inventory: The coachee describes their own perceptions of their leadership approach and how they’d like to shape and influence the behaviour of other people.
- The L/I Description-by-Others Inventory: Up to 12 of the coachee’s peers, managers and/or subordinates (chosen by the leader) provide feedback on their leadership approach and overall effectiveness.
Both inventories are based on rigorous academic and psychometric standards. They generally take between 20-30 minutes to complete. Both are available online and on almost any digital device, as well as on paper.
The data is processed electronically and a confidential report is provided for the leader being coached, which:
- identifies any gaps between the way they are perceived by others and the leader who they want (and need) to be;
- considers the implications for their colleagues and their organizations, as well as their personal and professional performance;
- makes recommendations for change.
An Executive Central coach then guides the leader through the findings and helps them to develop strategies and techniques to improve their long-term effectiveness and impact.
It is generally recommended that L/I is applied in conjunction with the Organizational Culture Inventory®. Together, they enable an integrated approach to developing individual, group and organizational-level thinking and behavioural styles.
BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
The L/I assessment is used to provide valuable insights into the influence and effectiveness of your organization’s leaders. It helps them to confront and overcome their personal barriers to achieve outstanding performance, and, through their leadership, to enhance the performance of their teams and your organisation as a whole. It’s particularly useful for:
- initiating and promoting leadership development;
- coaching individual managers and executives;
- evaluating your leadership development initiatives;
- promoting a healthy organizational culture;
- enhancing organizational effectiveness.