The Biggest Issue with Traditional Leadership: The Dark Side of Mind 2.0
Adult development research indicates that there is a dominant type of leadership today. Specifically, this research reveals that 85% of leaders operate from a Mind 2.0 vertical altitude. When leaders operate from a Mind 2.0 vertical altitude, their bodies are internally wired to advance, stand out, and get ahead. Their primary motive is to hit […]
Leader: You Think You Are Right, But You Are Probably Not as Right as You Think
There was a study of crew coaches (the rowing sport you have probably seen in the Olympics) that confirms several fundamental premises of vertical development: A leader’s vertical altitude dictates what they focus on and prioritize What feels right at one vertical altitude will feel wrong when we operate at a different vertical altitude Specifically, […]
The Most Common Executive Struggles – Part 4
Let’s look at vulnerability through the lens of vertical development and how we “make meaning” of vulnerability.
Most Common Executive Struggles – Part 3
Research on vertical development has found that people can operate with different internal operating systems that vary in their cognitive and emotional sophistication.
Want to Develop Vertically? You Must Focus on Upgrading Your Body’s Nervous System
And, the reality is that the better we can effectively regulate our physical and emotional needs, the more effectively we operate.
Elevating Your Center of Gravity – How to Widen Your Window of Tolerance and Re-Center Yourself
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.
What is Vertical Development?
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.
The Vertical Development Half Steps: Mind 1.5, Mind 2.5, & Mind 3.5
Vertical development is a process of personal development that focuses on upgrading our body’s internal operating system.
Are You a Good Soldier, Progress Maker, or Value Creator?
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.
The Most Vertically Developed People Question Their Beliefs & Metaphors
I have recently learned something about myself. It is not easy for me to outwardly express sincere appreciation for others. To me, it feels really vulnerable. In fact, it doesn’t feel good to me.