Student Leadership Practices Inventory Testimonials

  • "The Student Leadership Practices Inventory is the best tool I have used to help students assess their leadership effectiveness because it translates the concept of leadership into actions and relationships. By defining and measuring specific leadership behaviors, the Student LPI allows students to not only see how they are doing as leaders but determine how they can improve." Cathy Early, director of leadership education, National Interfraternity Conference


    "Kouzes and Posner have developed the most effective instrument around for assessing leadership skills, and they provide a complete curriculum following the assessment designed to increase students' abilities to reach their full potential as leaders. The feedback from students was so powerful that Kouzes and Posner's leadership practices have been integrated into our comprehensive leadership program." Kay Bales, Director of Leadership and Service Programs, Ball State University


    While in college, the university I attended offered a free leadership program to students across disciplines which they called the Student Leadership Challenge. Among the books and practices we learned from, was Kouzes & Posners Student Leadership Practices Inventory workbook.


    This workbook is a great resource that helps students assess their individual strengths and natural talents. Since I am a firm believer that it is tremendously benefical to build on your strengths and talents rather than focus on areas of mediocrity, I would recommend this workbook to high school, college, grad school and non-traditional students everywhere.


    About the Authors


    JAMES M. KOUZES is chairman of TPG/Learning Systems, which makes leadership work through practical, performance-oriented learning programs. In 1993, The Wall Street Journal cited Jim as one of the twelve most requested "nonuniversity executive-education providers to U.S. companies. Past and present clients include AT&T, Boeing, Boy Scouts of America, Charles Schwab, Ciba-Geigy, Dell Computer, First Bank System, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., Motorola, Pacific Bell, Stanford University, Xerox Corporation, and the YMCA.


    BARRY Z. POSNER, Ph.D, is dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and professor of organizational behavior. He has received several outstanding teaching and leadership awards, has published more than eighty research and practitioner-oriented articles, and currently serves on the editorial review boards for The Journal of Management Education, The Journal of Management Inquiry, and The Journal of Business Ethics. He also serves on the board of directors for Public Allies and for The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits.