CPI 260 Leadership Assessment

CPI 260Deep and complex insights for leaders

The CPI 260® (California Psychological Inventory) is a sophisticated assessment that provides deep and complex insights for use leadership development.

CPI 260: a vibrant portrait of how others see you

The CPI 260 leadership assessment uses a sophisticated technique to extract detailed insights about someone’s leadership style, it is able to summarize and explain how other people would see that person, and how others would judge their leadership style. In this way, it provides a unique view of leadership ability or potential that cannot be accessed by most other personality assessments.

CPI 260 – key features

  • Measures work-related characteristics, motivations and thinking styles using 26 individually researched trait measures
  • Gives feedback on how the individual measures up against 18 leadership competencies, showing which are their strengths and development areas
  • Looks at individual motivation and current level of satisfaction
  • Reports aimed at the qualified professional Client Feedback Report give full details of all the results
  • Reports aimed at the leader Coaching Report for Leaders give a comprehensive run-down of their performance against a series of competencies, written in the direct and accessible language of a respected peer



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Revealing the less obvious aspects of personality

The CPI 260 instrument is exceptional in its refined approach to gathering information. Because of the way it is designed, it can deliver information about a person that is less obvious, or of which the respondent themselves may be unaware, ensuring that a recruiting manager or executive coach is able to really get to know their candidate or coachee. This approach also means that the tool is highly resistant to faking, as the questions are not obviously related to the qualities they measure.

Highly resonant for senior people

We know that people in senior leadership positions have often already experienced personality assessments, and may be sceptical about their usefulness. The CPI 260 is especially resonant for people at senior levels because it can highlight contrasts between a person’s own perception of themselves, and the views of others around them. Validated against a group of high-performing senior managers, the CPI 260 gets at what a leader’s peers are likely to think about their leadership style, and how the individual rates against specific competencies known to predict leadership success.


CPI 260® - Leadership Development Assessment Package - $185 - You will take the CPI 260 assessment and receive the Client Feedback Report - Sample Report: Client Feedback Report and the Coaching Report for Leaders - Sample Report: Coaching Report for Leaders

You can take the test immediately or at a later date using the access codes you will receive automatically by email. Your access codes do not expire. After you have taken the CPI 260 Assessment, schedule click on the calendar to schedule a debriefing coaching session. 

The highly intuitive CPI 260® is a powerful management and leadership development assessment. The accompanying report and coaching sessions empowers you to identify your strengths and blind spots, enabling you to capitalize on your strengths, target areas for development, and plan action steps to increase your effectiveness as leaders.


"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

~African Proverb 

The CPI 260 Assessment helps individuals discover their orientations toward people and interpersonal experience, toward rules and values, and toward their inner feelings.  The Leadership Report will define your strengths and provide insight into target areas for further development. You will be ready to set the right goals to take your leadership skills to the next level.