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The Strategist and the Alchemist: Advanced Vertical Development

November 9, 2022

The sixth and seventh stages of vertical development are when leaders can expand their capacity and handle a complex world.  Key Takeaways: Strategists are on more solid ground than those…

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Redefining: The Stage That Turns Everything on Its Head

October 19, 2022

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…

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The Achiever: Working Hard or Hardly Living?

October 5, 2022

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…

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What Does It Really Mean to Be an Expert?

September 21, 2022

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…

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A Guide to the Early Stages of Vertical Development

September 7, 2022

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…

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What Are the 7 Stages of Vertical Development?

August 24, 2022

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…

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5 Benefits of Vertical Development for Business Leaders

August 10, 2022

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…

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The Guide to Effective Remote and Hybrid Leadership

July 22, 2022

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…

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7 Characteristics for More Resilient Leadership

July 20, 2022

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…

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If Your Business Wants to Develop Better Leaders, It Needs Vertical Development

June 24, 2022

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…

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