The Leadership Challenge Model

Welcome to ILA’s Website for The Leadership Challenge®

Backed by over 35 years of original research and data from over 3 million leaders, The Leadership Challenge® is a leadership development methodology, created by researchers and bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Now in its 7th edition (released January 2023) their award-winning best-seller, with over two million copies in print worldwide, describes in detail The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, a proven model for developing more effective leaders. It is supported by the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI), a 360° assessment designed to specifically measure The Five Practices.

 Special Sections

For your benefit, we have provided complete sections describing all aspects of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop along with extensive detail and dates about ILA’s Public Offerings and Facilitator Training Workshops.

Also keep current on the latest happenings through the Upcoming Events page, including information about the annual Leadership Challenge Forum.

Enjoy learning more about this proven process of leadership development and what it can do for you:
The Model: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®
• The Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI)
The Business Case: Documented Organizational Impact
History and Background