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Leadership and Management Assessment

The CPI 260 ® instrument was designed specifically assessing management and leadership potential. This instrument contains 260 items carefully selected from the original California Psychological Inventory assessment to identify an individual’s strengths and areas for development. The CPI 260 instrument is used extensively within organizations for a variety of leadership and development applications as well as high-potential identification. This tool is highly effective for one on one or group coaching, management training programs, and performance improvement initiatives.

What is measured by the CPI 260 Assessment?

The CPI 260 assessment provides reports on 26 scales related to organizational behaviour and leadership effectiveness. These 26 scales are then classified into one of five conceptual categories: Dealing with Others, Self-Management, Work-Related Measures, Motivations and Thinking Style, and Personal Characteristics.

Dealing with Others
  • Dominance
  • Capacity for Status
  • Sociability
  • Social Pressure
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Independence
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Social Conformity
  • Self-Control
  • Good Impression
  • Communality
  • Well-being
  • Tolerance
Work-Related Measures
  • Managerial Potential
  • Work Orientation
  • Creative Temperament
  • Leadership
  • Amicability
Motivations and Thinking Style
  • Achievement via Conformance
  • Achievement via Independence
  • Conceptual Fluency
Personal Characteristics
  • Insightfulness
  • Sensitivity
  • Flexibility

Uses for the CPI 260

Leadership Development
Individual Development

How to Get Started With the CPI 260

The CPI 260® is a level B instrument, which means to access and administer this assessment you must be a trained and certified practitioner. Our qualification level requirements help ensure that each practitioner fully understands the best and most ethical way to administer, interpret and apply the CPI 260® assessment.

The CPI 260® assessment is available to level B qualified Canadians only.

The assessment is available in French and English, contains 260 items and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete online (


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Online Reports

Includes information about your client’s approach to life, how they see themselves, and how they compare to others on characteristics that are important in the context of work and everyday living. This report helps your client to understand themselves better and lays a foundation to achieve personal objectives

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Created for individuals at all levels of organizational leadership, the Coaching Report for Leaders will help your clients as well as current and future leaders to better understand their preferences, attitudes, and behaviors in key dimensions of management and leadership. It will help them to  capitalize on strengths, target areas for further development, set goals, and plan action steps.


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