Background - Leadership Success Profile

The Leadership Success Profile (LSP) was revised in 2015 by the State Services Commission, LDC and representatives from public sector agencies to describe the leadership attributes, capabilities and behaviours that will enable individuals to both lead their agencies and work with others to have an impact across the State Sector.

This latest iteration of the LSP has been designed to have an inclusive view around leadership. It also places much greater emphasis on the attributes and behaviours that drive collaboration, system stewardship and customer focus.

LSP360° assessment

The LDC LSP360° assessment is a popular tool available to all senior leaders looking for feedback on their leadership behaviours aligned to the LSP, to assist their leadership development planning. LDC has updated the LSP360° to align with the revised LSP.

Respondents are asked to rate the participant's behaviour in relation to positively-worded behavioural statements based on the LSP.

Each participant receives a personalised report, participates in a structured feedback session with a suitably accredited coach or support person and receives support to create a development plan with their manager.

The results provide an overview of the participant's strengths and development needs based on the LSP.

LSP360° debrief

LDC strongly recommends that participants are debriefed by individuals who are suitably experienced in coaching and who understand how the LSP360 report is constructed. If your organisation has access to experienced coaches, or individuals who regularly provide assessment feedback to others in your organisation, then LDC can accredit those individuals to provide feedback using the LSP360 at no cost. These sessions take approximately 1-2 hours.

If your organisation does not have coaches or individuals experienced in providing assessment feedback then LDC can offer a 4-6 hour session that covers basic coaching techniques, an overview of the LSP360 report, and how to debrief an individual who has been through the LSP360 process. These sessions cost $500 + GST.
LDC also provides access to an Executive Coaching Panel who can debrief LSP360 reports. Prices vary for this level of support, but on average an executive coach may charge around $300 + GST per hour.

LSP360° development options

To find the relevant resources for your leadership development needs, go to our Leadership Success Profile development options page.

More information

LSP360° assessment flyer (pdf)

Information for participants

Information for managers

Information for respondents

Information for coaches

Background to the LSP and LSP360°

See some sample LDC LSP360 pages.

For more information about the LSP360° process, contact the Leadership Development Center 04 473 2222 or email

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