Mindset Profile (EMP)

Permanent change in economy and society results in ever-new challenges for executives and their young professionals. The answer is fast reactivity, innovation and risk-taking. This thinking and acting characterises successful intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP), an assessment instrument measuring entrepreneurial personality and skill scales, is an excellent resource to increase self-awareness and strengthen innovation. The EMP helps individuals and teams to understand how important the entrepreneurial mindset is and what kind of scales could be develop.

About the EMP

In today's complex business environment, organizations need to make profound shifts in order to stay competitive. Those who want to make a mark on the world need to ask themselves some tough questions.


Are you fully leveraging your unique strengths and talents in a way that enhances your chances for professional success?


What should you be doing to help your teams and organizations grow and stay ahead of the competition?


Are you balancing risk and reward—and strategy and execution—in pursuit of high-potential opportunities?


Having this "entrepreneurial mindset" is essential to sustaining growth and innovation. The Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) is a cutting-edge assessment tool that examines the skills and capabilities that are needed for this new way of operating. The EMP helps corporate leaders, students and entrepreneurs assess the degree to which they are utilizing an "entrepreneurial mindset" and provides resources to leverage that competitive edge.
The EMP was developed by the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College. LDI has been a Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national and international clients.


Link to LDI

As the European Partner of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) we are providing the international training and certification program of the EMP. 

ILD Certification as Entrepreneur Coach (EMP-Practitioner)

ILD is using the EMP-Method since 2014 - Our Products.

Be profiled, trained and certified in this famous method to assess the key competencies of collaboration and leadership: Entrepreneurship.

ILD Products (based on or using the EMP):

  • Leadership Evaluation & Profiling (e.g. Executives, High Potencials, Teams)
  • Training and Certification as "Entrepreneur Coach" (e.g. for Coaches, Consultants, HR)
  • 4Cs of Leadership: Change Module (for executives)
  • Cultural Change and Transformation
  • Leadership and Team Coaching (e.g. Using the EMP as well as Leadership and Team-Profiling)

Individual Report

The EMP Individual Feedback Report is a "self-report" (your view of yourself). It provides scores on 14 discrete scales that fall within two broad domains:
The personality characteristics and motivations that often distinguish entrepreneurs from non-entrepreneurs, and
The cognitive and behavioral skill dimensions which indicate how entrepreneurs typically approach tasks and the abilities they demonstrate.
The color-coded report presents results in text form as well as in clear, understandable graphs. The accompanying Development Guide is full of tips and strategies for improvement and contains resources for further development.

Group Report

The EMP Group Feedback Report displays composite data for a group, team, or organization. The Group Report displays a group's average score on each of the 14 scales and allows comparisons to corresponding scores of our current entrepreneur and corporate manager norm groups.
A minimum of three group members, each of whom has taken the individual version of the EMP, is required to run a Group Report.
Although an Individual Feedback Report can be purchased online, you need to be a Certified EMP Practitioner to use the Group Feedback Report. 

Our Institute for Leadership Dynamics is the European Partrner of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and the Mediation Training Institute (MTI), both well-respected institutes of Eckerd College University (FL, USA*) and close copperation partners of the famos Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since over 30 years.