The Leadership MAP (Maturity Assessment Profile, MAP for short) is a powerful tool in the assessment and development of leadership capacity.* The MAP is the outcome of 30 years of rigorous research on the part of Susanne Cook-Greuter who expanded and refined the Washington University Sentence Completion Form developed by the distinguished psychologist Jane Loevinger. Initially Cook-Greuter validated the MAP both quantitatively and qualitatively as her doctoral dissertation at Harvard University. Later Cook-Greuter and Bill Torbert collaborated in the refinement of the MAP which retains the names given each stage of development by Torbert.
The MAP reflects the Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF), an integral perspective of human development concerned with how we make sense of reality, which, in turn, influences how we think, feel, and behave. The framework reflects a deep and dynamic understanding of how and why individuals and organizations think and behave as they do and offers insightful, effective maps for individual and organizational development and change.
The MAP is currently the most rigorously validated and reliable assessment tool in developmental psychology. In addition, part of its effectiveness lies in its high levels of face validity; that is, it makes sense to clients helping them recognize their patterns of behavior and better understand their own strengths and what they can do to meet their personal and professional challenges. It analyzes and predicts based on the nine stages of meaning-making defined by the LMF through which individuals and groups experience as they develop and mature. Each successive stage reflects a higher level of complexity of thought and action as individuals and groups become more effective and insightful. Among the dimensions which are measured by the MAP are the level and quality of self-awareness, orientation to power, capacity for collaboration, ability to give and receive feedback, and perspective relating to time.
The MAP is easy to administer and cost-effective in terms of the rich qualitative and quantitative information it produces. Sandra M. Martinez, Ph.D., President of Fenix Leadership & Development, LLC, is certified and authorized to administer and score the MAP and coach utilizing the results of the MAP in both English and Spanish. Additionally, Fenix Leadership & Development LLC is the authorized representative in Latin America for administering and coaching using the MAP. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the MAP and how to arrange for assessments and coaching.
*The MAP is also known and the Leadership Development Profile (LDP).