The Difference Between Great and Bad Leaders is Smaller than I Thought
I want to share one of my biggest learnings that I have had over the last several months of doing deep vertical development work with a variety of executive teams. This work has involved doing 360’s and a coaching exercise that facilitates a deep introspective dive designed to help people uncover their subconscious fears, mental […]
Doing The Work of Vertical Development
In this video, The Four Benchmarks to Gauge the Vertical Altitude of Leaders and Executives, I discuss: How I have coached over 200 leaders to help them vertically development, and Roughly 80% of them never “do the work” of vertical development At a high level, my coaching process involves: Helping leaders understand what vertical development […]
To What Degree Do You Know Your Ego Driver?
In my last article, “We Each Have an Ego Driver,” I suggested: We each have an Ego Driver connected to our quick-thinking brain that is prone to direct our thinking and behaviors For most people, our Ego Driver operates below the level of our consciousness (most people don’t know they have an Ego Driver and […]
The Breadth and Depth of Vertical Development Efforts and Activities
Over the last two weeks, I have been asked one question at least three times. This question has followed my disclosure that I have been working with a therapist for two years as a part of my vertical development efforts. The question is, “How do you take someone from zero (almost a skepticism of therapy […]
The Four Practices Necessary for Vertical Development
What is Vertical Development? Vertical development is the process of upgrading our own internal operating system so that we operate in more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated ways. It is the process by which we become better. Vertical development is necessary for the improvement of the following characteristics, which I believe we should all aspire to: […]
An Undervalued Key to Effective Leadership: Possessing a Willingness for Reinvention
Fill in the blank: I want to be a successful/effective/loving ____________________. I imagine that your ‘blank’ was filled with “leader,” “spouse,” “parent,” “manager,” “employee,” “teacher,” or something similar. I want to propose an idea to you: Your ability to become truly successful/effective/loving is contingent on your willingness to reinvent yourself. I am not talking about […]
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 2
This week, I start identifying the most common executive struggles that I have observed working with executive teams.
The Foundation of Most Executives’ Struggles – Part 1
In this article, I want to explore what I believe to be the foundation of all four things that executives struggle with.
The Three Types of Trainings: Which Do You Focus on Most?
In my experience seeking to develop myself, I have sat through a lot of trainings. As a professor and consultant, I have also done a lot of teaching and trainings.