Leadership Potential Indicator

Leadership Potential Indicator

The LPI report provides an in-depth profile of the individual’s leadership skills, level and style.


What is a Leadership Potential Indicator?

The Leadership Potential Indicator (LPI) tool and in-class debrief included with our Emerging Leaders Course, provides information about a person’s leadership level, skills and style. It is based on a five factor concept model of leadership that covers competencies that frequently appear in company competency frameworks.

Understand leadership level, style and skills. Analyse leadership level, style and competencies. Offer practical tips for leadership development. Improve leadership skills and performance.


What does it measure?

Drawing on elements of modern leadership theory, the MySkills Profile LPI assesses 20 dimensions of leadership effectiveness. The questionnaire, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, measures five leadership meta-competencies and 20 lower-level management and leadership competencies using the Standard Ten (Sten) scoring system. The LPI report provides an in-depth profile of the individual’s leadership skills, level and style, as well as offering tips and suggestions for improvement.



  • Initiating activity: Shows initiative, has positive attitude, self-starter.
  • Taking risks: Takes risks, challenges accepted practice, bends rules to make progress.
  • Creating and innovating: Originates change, makes things better, produces creative ideas and solutions.
  • Adapting to change: Adapts quickly to change, responds flexibly to people and situations.


  • Analysing and interpreting: Analyses situations carefully, makes rational judgments and logical decisions.
  • Making decisions: Decides quickly, displays confidence, acts independently when necessary.
  • Planning and prioritising: Plans and prioritises work activities, manages time effectively.
  • Monitoring quality: Takes pride in work, does job well, gets the detail correct.


  • Communicating: Expresses views clearly, makes impact with presentations.
  • Listening and supporting: Sensitive to people’s needs, involves people in plans and decisions.
  • Relating and networking: Develops strong working relationships, builds rapport quickly.
  • Team working: Strong team player, works effectively with people.


  • Achieving goals: Self-motivated, driven to get ahead, prepared to do whatever it takes.
  • Meeting customer needs: Applies customer concepts, focuses on quality and service
  • Focusing on the business: Focuses on bottom line, controls costs, sets ambitious targets.
  • Learning and developing: Exploits opportunities for self-development, energetic, self-aware.


  • Persuading and influencing: Has presence and authority, enjoys being in charge, takes the lead.
  • Motivating and empowering: Empowers and motivates team members, delegates tasks effectively.
  • Coaching others: Coaches and develops team, gives regular feedback.
  • Coping with pressure: Handles pressure and stress, stays calm and in control.