Vertical Development

Vertical Development

Leaders operate from different levels of maturity that can be described and measured. Increasing maturity means increasing mental & emotional capacity and enables leaders to deal with higher levels of complexity and to have greater organisational impact.

  1. Horizontal development focuses on learning new tools & techniques and results in becoming a bit more effective at the things we do. Most traditional development programmes take this approach. While this is often useful to some extent, it fails to deliver the leadership maturity to lead through today’s complex challenges.
  2. Vertical development means helping leaders to develop to higher levels of maturity. This means that they fundamentally transform how they lead, interact with others and what impact they have on the organisation. This is where our work focuses and why organisations choose to work with us.

How vertical development works

The way we work is going deep into who we are, what drives us, where our blockers are that limit us and what we need to do to unlock what is keeping us from being the best leaders we can be.

We emphasise the importance to explore how we connect to ourselves, to others and to our purpose, values and strengths. We confront participants with deep experiences and fundamental questions like:

  • What kind of leader do you want to be?
  • When and how do you show up?
  • What really drives you?
  • What do you want to be remembered for?
  • What is your true purpose?