When you look at any organization that has radically transformed for elevated success, at the core, you will find the implant of a vertically developed leader.
Heat experiences are events or situations that cause one to question their current mental models and ways of thinking.
Let’s look at vulnerability through the lens of vertical development and how we “make meaning” of vulnerability.
Research on vertical development has found that people can operate with different internal operating systems that vary in their cognitive and emotional sophistication.
While we can engage in bottom-up efforts on our own, we will generally not get the full healing value from it without guidance and facilitation of a trained therapist.
Vertical development is a form of development that is focused on improving our internal operating such that we make meaning of our world in more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated ways.
Vertical development is new to the leadership and personal development space, but research on vertical development has been around for over 50 years in the field of developmental psychology.
Vertical development is a process of personal development that focuses on upgrading our body’s internal operating system.
In this article, I want to help you gain clarity on what the three different stages of adult development are so that you can better assess where you are in your development journey and how you can level up from where you currently are.
It is reasonable to question if transformational vertical development is possible in an organization. I believe that such transformation is rare.