Research on vertical development has found that people can operate with different internal operating systems that vary in their cognitive and emotional sophistication.
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.
It is reasonable to question if transformational vertical development is possible in an organization. I believe that such transformation is rare.