Redefining: The Stage That Turns Everything on Its Head
The fifth stage of vertical development is where people move from conventional to post-conventional thinking, questioning just about everything. Key Takeaways: The Redefining stage is all about self-questioning, upending tradition…Read More
The Achiever: Working Hard or Hardly Living?
Stage four of vertical development, the Achiever, is defined by productivity, controlling outcomes, and burnout. Key Takeaways: Achievers identify with the Western culture ideal of working hard, being productive, and…Read More
What Does It Really Mean to Be an Expert?
The third stage of vertical development, the Expert, focuses on perfecting skills and being really good in their domain. These are key players for many organizations but face their own…Read More
A Guide to the Early Stages of Vertical Development
Learn the characteristics, advantages and limitations of the two earliest vertical development stages – Opportunist and Conformer – and how they fit into the workplace. Key Takeaways Opportunists are self-focused…Read More
What Are the 7 Stages of Vertical Development?
Vertical development recognizes 7 stages of personal growth that help leaders mentally and emotionally prepare to guide organizations and themselves through an ever more complex world Key Takeaways: The 7…Read More
5 Benefits of Vertical Development for Business Leaders
Learn why expanding leaders’ capacity is a crucial investment for today’s complex world. Key Takeaways Vertical development is more about thinking, behavior, and beliefs rather than skills and competencies 5…Read More
The Guide to Effective Remote and Hybrid Leadership
Leading a remote team requires you to be agile. Key takeaways: Drive performance without micromanaging Constantly improve communication Find ways to foster connections Build an inclusive team Be flexible and…Read More
7 Characteristics for More Resilient Leadership
Learning how to be a resilient leader helps us adapt to disruptions that are a part of everyday life. Key Takeaways: Three levels of change: Small changes, which can be…Read More
If Your Business Wants to Develop Better Leaders, It Needs Vertical Development
The world is increasingly volatile and complex. Businesses need leaders who can think through complex situations and find innovative solutions. Enter vertical development. Key Takeaways: Vertical development focuses on how…Read More
What Is the Complexity Crisis? 7 Tips to Lead Through Uncertainty and Rapid Change
How to overcome the biggest challenges in the workplace with 7 lessons from vertical development Key Takeaways Understand the differences between horizontal and vertical development Embrace vertical development over horizontal…Read More
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