The Leadership Versatility Index® (LVI) is the thinking manager’s feedback survey. It is based on a leadership model that offers a simple, compact framework to account for the complexities of the manager’s job—the tensions and trade-offs, the balances to be struck. It covers both the interpersonal aspects of leading with the forceful-enabling duality as well as the business side with the strategic-operational duality.
While based on research, the LVI came out of years of consulting to senior managers about their leadership. This research and up-close work with leaders formed the basis of the book, The Versatile Leader. The book and the 360 are a matched set—the book explains the conceptual model of leadership and development and the 360 is the vehicle for applying it.
Because of its validity, brevity, and focus, the LVI is effective as a stand-alone assessment as well as part of a larger assessment battery. Some organizations use it to supplement their own in-house 360s.