Breakthrough Assessments

Leadership Practices Inventory Anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader and learning to apply Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model to real-life challenges and opportunities will benefit from the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). This comprehensive suite of LPI tools includes leadership assessment instruments for both working adults and students with little or no work experience. Typically administered by professionals within training, organization development, talent management, or leadership development and independent management consultants and coaches, the LPI 360 and LPI Individual are designed for both new and seasoned leaders. Supporting the authors’ core philosophy that “Leadership is Everyone’s Business,” LPI Online underscores the belief that anyone can learn to be an effective leader if they are given the right feedback and tools.LPI 360, a comprehensive leadership development tool created by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner as part of The Leadership Challenge suite of programs, products, and services proven to cultivate and liberate the leadership potential in every person, at every level in any organization. This premier 360-degree leadership development tool includes: the LPI Self (completed by the Leader) and the LPI Observer (completed by others chosen by the Leader).LPI SELF: a 30-item assessment instrument that provides a way for individual Leaders to measure the frequency of their own specific leadership behaviors on a 10-point frequency scale.LPI OBSERVER: a 30-item assessment instrument that provides 360-degree feedback on the frequency of specific leadership behaviors on a 10-point frequency scale, completed by 7-10 people selected by the Leader to participate in the process.

While the LPI Self provides for self-measurement, the LPI Observer collects valuable 360-degree feedback from bosses, co-workers, direct reports, and others who have direct experience of the individual Leader in a leadership role.

Leadership Team Members ON-Line Assessments

  • LPI Self Assessment
  • LPI Observer Assessments
  • LPI workshop
  • Individual LPI Coaching
Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQI) Emotional Intelligence in adults determines how successful we are in our lives.  The earliest roots of emotional intelligence can be traced to Darwin’s work on the importance of emotional expression for survival and second adaptation. According to Reuven Bar-On, “Emotional-social intelligence is a cross-section of interrelated emotional and social competencies, skills and facilitators that determine how effectively we understand and express ourselves, understand others and relate with them, and cope with daily demands.”It relates to potential for performance—not performance itself and is comprised of elements that can be changed and altered.   In this session participants will actively explore the 15 elements the EQ-I.  They define and self access as to where they are and where they would like to focus and grow. Exploring the intrapersonal, interpersonal, stress management, adaptability and general mood composites.The learning objective is to aid participants in the emotional awareness and skill development for higher performance as leaders.  There are five components.  Participants will explore the impact and ways to grow in each component.  They will then create action plans as to motivational factors that can be developed to create more powerful individuals as leaders on teams and thus a healthier and more powerful workplace.Intrapersonal components include:  Self-Regard, Emotional Self-Awareness, Assertiveness, Independence, and Self-Actualization
Stress management components include:  Stress Tolerance and Impulse Control
General mood components include:  Optimism and Happiness
Interpersonal components include:  Empathy, Social Responsibility, and Interpersonal Relationships
Adaptability components include:  Reality Testing, Flexibility, and Problem Solving
Leadership Team Members On-Line Assessments

  • EQI Self Assessment
  • EQI Observer Assessments
  • EQI workshop
  • Individual EQI Coaching
Life Balance Training Our core need is physical. That’s the foundation on which everything else rests, even in a mostly sedentary job. The quantity of energy available to us effects how we feel, how well we think and even how motivated we are to do our jobs. There are four keys to physical energy: eating the right foods at the right time in the right portions; exercising regularly; resting and renewing intermittently during the day, and sleeping a minimum of 7 to 8 hours at night.Our second energy need is emotional.  How we feel profoundly influences how we perform, and many of us aren’t aware of how frequently and rapidly the way we feel changes throughout the day. Positive emotions are critical to high performance, and they can be consciously cultivated.  At the organizational level, people’s engagement levels are profoundly influenced by the degree to which they feel valued and appreciated by their managers and leaders.The third energy need is mental.  The better we’re able to focus on one thing at a time for sustained periods of time, the more efficient we are, and the higher the quality of our work.  We’re far less effective when we split our attention between multiple task and allow ourselves to be constantly distracted.  At the same time, the more clearly we define our priorities – focusing first on the most important and challenging activities – the more enduring value we’re likely to produce.The fourth and final source of energy is spiritual.  That’s the energy derived from deeply held values and a clearly sense of purpose that gets embodied in your everyday behaviors.  The more we feel something truly matters, the more energy, focus, commitment and perseverance we bring to it.  Likewise, the more organizations give employees the sense that what they’re doing really matters – that it serves something beyond just the bottom line – the greater the value those employees are likely to produce. Leadership Team Members
  • Pre-workshop meeting for curriculum and agenda development
  • Life Balance Assessment
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Self  Care
  • EHDI prepares presentation materials
  • Full day workshop
Executive Coaching Individual and Team Performance goals with one-on-one assistance Leadership Team as assigned
  • Review 360 assessments
  • One half-day and five 2-hour sessions in person or via teleconference
  • Action assignments and customized development plan
  • De-brief with individual and manager