Using the LSP-R Administrator’s Guide for Leadership Assessment and Development

SIGMA is pleased to announce the release of our new LSP-R Administrator’s Guide. This guide provides a step-by-step process for taking groups and/or individuals through SIGMA’s Leadership Skills Profile – Revised (LSP-R). In this post we’ll introduce you to the guide, who it’s for, how you can use it, and what’s included in the free download. Learn how to coach your team through leadership assessment and development today!

Who is the LSP-R Administrator’s Guide for?

The LSP-R Administrator’s Guide is meant for anyone who may be taking the LSP-R themselves, and/or coaching others through the process. Any leader can take the LSP-R, and use the guide to structure their own planning and reflection. Managers may also choose to administer the LSP-R for the purpose of assessing and developing their team. Others who may be interested in using the LSP-R Administrator’s Guide include HR professionals, talent development managers, CEOs and other executives looking to implement company-wide development.

Using the guide for leadership assessment & development

The LSP-R Administrator’s Guide was designed as a tool for debriefing the LSP-R. This is important because it will make sure you get the most out of your talent assessment. But why use the LSP-R? Leadership assessments are powerful tools for talent development. They are also incredibly versatile. Leadership assessments can be used to:

  • Recognize talent
  • Uncover potential
  • Inform hiring and promotion
  • Identify strengths
  • Identify opportunities for growth
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Provide a foundation for talent development programs

What is included?

  • A brief overview of results
  • Guiding questions for discussing results
  • Instructions for using Focus Activities
  • How to create a personalized leadership development plan (i.e., Action Plan)
  • Next steps for ongoing development

If you’re ready to kick-start your talent development process, download your free copy of the LSP-R Administrator’s Guide below.

LSP-R Leadership Assessment

Never heard of the LSP-R before? Here’s a quick introduction: The LSP-R is a personality-based assessment of leadership skills that can be used to guide leadership development efforts. The test scores individuals on 50 leadership competencies including cognitive, personal, interpersonal, and senior leadership skills. Everyone who takes the LSP-R will automatically receive a Focus Report which includes a summary of scores and analysis of results, as well as templates and activities for creating a personalized development plan. Curious? Check out our sample Focus Report.

Looking for More?

If you have questions about the LSP-R, your Focus Report, or leadership assessments in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Over the last 50 years, SIGMA has worked with more than 8,500 private and public organizations across North America. We’ve got lots of tips and tricks to share, and our consultants are always happy to chat.

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Erica Sutherland, Ph.D.


Erica completed her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational psychology at Western University. She is a Senior Consultant at SIGMA, where she delivers consulting services and Succession Planning solutions to clients. As a member of SIGMA’s executive coaching team, Erica works one-on-one with leaders to develop talent. She also brings her expertise in measurement and psychometrics to the R&D team, assisting with the development and validation of SIGMA’s many assessments.


Brittney Anderson, Ph.D.


Brittney is a member of our coaching and consulting team. She brings her expertise in evidence-based practice to provide companies with leadership solutions that meet their needs. Primarily, Brittney helps her clients prepare for their future with succession planning and comprehensive leadership development programs. As an executive coach, she helps leaders hone their skills using a process-based approach to development.


Glen Harrison


Glen oversees SIGMA’s sales and marketing activities. As a skilled presenter and trainer, he has designed and delivered engaging and entertaining workshops and webinars to help leaders and HR professionals enhance their understanding of how our products and services can be used to realize potential within their organizations.

About the Author

Helen Schroeder

Marketing Coordinator

Helen completed a dual degree with Ivey Business School’s HBA program and Western University’s Honours Specialization in Psychology. As a Marketing Coordinator and Consultant she creates and manages content for SIGMA’s webpages, blogs, and coaching resources. Helen also assists in new product development, go-to-market strategy, and client consultation.