There is a reason why the LVI is patented: No other 360 tool does what it does.
An innovative, more realistic rating scale
Most 360 instruments do not directly measure overdoing; their rating scales are only designed to pick up deficiencies. The traditional 1-to-5 scale assumes that more is better. But managers—intense and driven as they are—often get in trouble by going to counterproductive extremes. The innovative LVI rating scale captures both "underdoing it" and "overdoing it", as well as effective performance.
Reflects the tensions and tradeoffs in leadership
Everyone talks about balance, which is a two-sided idea. But standard assessment tools are built on linear models; lists of skills and dimensions in isolation from one another. The LVI pairs up the key opposing but complementary skills and behaviours that make leadership a balancing act.
Both the interpersonal and the business side of leadership
Leadership is not just about the interpersonal side—the how of leading. It is also about the business side—the what of leading. The LVI assesses the interpersonal part of leadership with the opposing forceful and enabling dimensions. It also assesses the business side with the opposing strategic and operational dimensions.