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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.

The CPI260 assessment provides reports on 29 scales related to organizational behaviour and leadership effectiveness.

What is measured by the CPI 260 Assessment?

CPI 260 Scale Name

CPI 260 Scale Description

Dominance Prosocial interpersonal power and influence
Capacity for Status Ambition for challenge and social status
Sociability Social participation
Social Presence Poise and comfort with attention and recognition
Self-acceptance Sense of personal worth and self-confidence
Independence Self-sufficiency and self-directness
Empathy Capacity to understand and respond to others’ needs
Responsibility Conscientiousness and follow-through
Social Conformity Conformance with social norms and customs
Self-control Cautiousness and self-regulation
Good Impression Tact and positive self-presentation
Communality Conventionality of behavior and attitudes
Well-being  Overall sense of health and optimism
Tolerance Open-mindedness and respect for others
Achievement via Conformance Motivation within organized settings
Achievement via Independence Motivation within unstructured settings
Conceptual Fluency Comfort with intellectual and conceptual matters
Insightfulness Analytical insight into the motivations of others
Sensitivity Tough- versus tender-mindedness
Participating/Private Extraversion versus introversion
Approving/Questioning Rule-following versus rule-questioning
Fulfillment Fulfillment of personal potential
Managerial Potential Inclination for supervisory responsibilities
Work Orientation Sense of dedication to work
Creative Temperament Individualization and capacity for innovativeness
Leadership Initiative and effectiveness in leading others
Amicability Cooperation and friendliness

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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