ACUMEN® Leadership WorkStyles™ (LWS)

Research and Development by: The Acumen Development Team on the basis of research by Peter D. Gratzinger, Ph.D. and Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

LWS Leadership WorkStyles

Help your executives, managers, and leaders develop and grow to realize their full potential. 

Building on the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), Leadership WorkStyles helps self-motivated leaders strengthen thinking and behavioural styles that promote their effectiveness and moderate styles that prevent them from realizing their potential. LWS is a multi-rater development assessment tool that measures the thinking and behavioural styles that impact a manager’s ability to lead. This tool provides leaders with highly personalized feedback on how their ways of acting and reacting to people and situations shape their effectiveness. 

LWS offers leaders a personal styles assessment with feedback from self and/or others. Survey results are analyzed to develop standardized scores for leaders along the 12 Circumplex styles. A profile based on self-reports and/or descriptions by others is generated to graphically illustrate the leader’s attitude and behaviour. The leader’s profile is then analyzed and drawing from a large database of leaders’ behaviour, a detailed qualitative feedback report that is unique to the leader describes the relative effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the leader’s behavior. 

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  • Shows leaders how their styles combine to shape their leadership performance
  • Develops an individual profile based on the leader’s primary, secondary, and in some cases, tertiary clusters, providing feedback based on his/her particular combination of styles
  • Relates styles to indicators or individual effectiveness, including quality of interpersonal relationships, managerial performance, openness to feedback, stress, salary, and organizational level
  • Part of the Integrated Diagnostic System, which uses the Human Synergistics International Circumplex to link individual, manager, leader, team, and organization behaviours


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