Manfred Kets de Vries

The Global Executive Leadership Inventory, USA, Pfeiffer (2005)

The Global Executive Leadership Inventory (GELI) is an in-depth development tool that offers guidance for understanding your leadership abilities and shows you how to take steps to improve.

The Inventory consists of 100 action-and-behavior based questions that are designed to measure your competency within 12 dimensions:

1. Visioning
2. Empowering
3. Energizing
4. Designing and Aligning
5. Rewarding and Feedback
6. Team Building
7. Outside Orientation
8. Global Mindset
9. Tenacity
10. Emotional Intelligence
11. Life Balance
12. Resilience to Stress.

The Inventory includes an effective self-assessment tool as well as a 360° component that allows you to obtain feedback from subordinates, colleagues, and superiors. Once the assessment is completed and scored, the participant Workbook guides you through the feedback and helps you create a leadership development plan.

As a result of the GELI process, when you complete this Workbook you will be able to:
- State advantages of and concerns about 360° feedback
- Identify 12 key characteristics of successful global leaders
- Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses on each of the 12 key characteristics
- Develop an action plan that specifies what you will do to improve your leadership competencies

An ideal tool for examining your leadership behavior roadblocks and then taking steps toward improvement, the GELI will serve you as an essential resource on your leadership journey.

“Deeply anchored in psychological wisdom and management experience, the GELI is refreshingly free of commercial gimmicks and professional dogma. Executives, scholars, and psychologists will all thank Manfred Kets de Vries for his intellectual generosity in sharing this priceless catalyst for self-renewal at all levels of leadership.”
- Professor Jeffrey Sonnefeld, Associate Dean, Executive Programs, Yale School of Management.

“Manfred Kets de Vries is a world-class authority on global leadership. The Global Executive Leadership Inventory provides a tool and a process that can help coaches – both internal and external – help their clients become more effective global leaders.”
- Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Business Week best seller, The Leader of the Future.


The Global Leadership Life Inventory Questionnaire: Self
The Global Leadership Life Inventory Questionnaire: Other
The Global Leadership Life Inventory Questionnaire: Protocol


Outside of INSEAD the online instrument can be purchased from Pfeiffer at at a cost of $200 per participant (this includes their observers). Facilitator’s Guides and Participant’s Workbooks can be purchased through

Administering the instrument is self-explanatory. Otherwise, you can contact one of their sales consultants. The following has been recommended:
Eric Lauer, Leadership Consultant, Wiley Publishing, 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256,, Ph 800-753-0655 x 23523, Fax 317-572-4523

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