The Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI) is a 360-degree assessment instrument developed by the Office of Personnel Management and newly revised by Graduate School USA for assessing job strengths and development needs for both individuals and groups. The LEI assists individuals planning their leadership development, organizations engaging in leadership development and succession planning efforts, and trainers identifying needs for new curricula.
Individuals are assessed against the 28 leadership competencies that comprise the five
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the Senior Executive Service. These "competencies" are skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that are observable and measurable.
The 360-degree feedback evaluates input from supervisors, peers and staff for an enhanced picture of an individual's skills. In a graphic and narrative form, individual feedback reports present assessment data highlighting job strengths and development needs to serve as the basis for the individual development plan. Development suggestions and action planning support the identified development needs. Group feedback reports present an organization's overall strengths and target areas for development.
The LEI can form the basis of an organizational assessment. Graduate School USA can also design, develop and deliver a long-term leadership development program customized to address the specific needs of an intact work unit or agency.
View the archived webinar to learn more about determining the next steps for your personal career development or to consider this tool for the staff development.
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