What is LeAD Labs?

LeAD Labs is an evidence-based leadership assessment and development consultancy housed at Claremont Graduate University. Faculty and graduate students provide a range of leadership evaluation, assessment, and development services based on the LeAD 6PLeadership Framework.

We use data and evidence to build assessments and support structures for leader development. We also implement cutting-edge program evaluation and offer services designed to create effective leaders. With years of data, experience, and expertise, LeAD Labs has the resources to meet the needs of growing organizations.

What Does LeAD Labs Base Its Work On?

Over the past 100 years, leadership has been conceptualized in hundreds of ways. We combed the academic literature and mainstream models to identify a leadership framework that stood the test of time and was supported by evidence as effective.  As a result, we developed the LeAD 6PLeadership Framework. We have strategically built our products and services around these six dimensions of leadership.

The LeAD 6PLeadership Framework Is . . .


Purpose: Purpose refers to awareness of individual values, motivations, and goals—how well they are aligned in daily life and how they are communicated to others.


 Positive Persuasion
Positive Persuasion: Positive Persuasion is about connecting with people in meaningful and motivating ways. It covers a wide range of abilities, including clear/convincing writing, expressing emotions through body language, and using time-honored influence tactics.


Pursuit: Pursuit describes how a leader thinks about their development—your degree of openness to feedback and strategies for monitoring and evaluating progress.


Pathways: Pathways is all about execution. The key is creating structure, setting performance expectations, clarifying goals and roles, allocating resources, identifying obstacles, and tracking progress.


 People & Place
People & Place: People & Place describes the way leaders create a team culture by forming open, supportive relationships with others and by fostering a cohesive group identity marked by trust, commitment, and pride.


 Problelm Solving
Problem-Solving: Problem-solving is about strategy and decision-making, including a leader’s critical thinking skills, innovation, and balanced perspective.

LeAD 6PLeadership Framework Video

Check out this video for a short overview of the LeAD 6PLeadership Framework described by our Founders.