Heat Experience: A Necessary Prerequisite to Vertical Development
Heat experiences are events or situations that cause one to question their current mental models and ways of thinking.
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.
How to Create Candor
Candor is a willingness in an organization to communicate in an unreserved, honest, sincere, and forthright way.
The Fundamental Prerequisites for Transformational Change
It is reasonable to question if transformational vertical development is possible in an organization. I believe that such transformation is rare.
A Central Characteristic of Those Who Are Vertically Developed: Ability to Create Space
(This blog post was inspired by a conversation with my good friend, Lisa Anna Palmer, who is a fantastic consultant and author who is on a mission to bring greater heart into the workplace. Her book is called “Light a Fire in Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership”). To understand this article, you need to […]
The Key to More Psychological Safety
Leadership experts and practioners from Patrick Lincioni (author of The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business) to Ed Catmull (President of Pixar and Disney Animation, and author of Creativity, Inc.) all seem to agree: a signal of organizational health and necessary condition of team and organizational effectiveness is employees’ ability to speak […]
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Create a Culture Committed to Greatness
Consider the following quote: (In fact, in the comments, let me know whether or not you agree with it and why.) For now, let’s take it at face value and assume that people and organizations are either committed to greatness, or by default, they are committed to mediocrity. Let’s apply this quote to your organization. […]
The #1 Factor that Drives Top-Performing Teams & the Key to Developing It
Take a moment and consider: Is your work environment a psychologically safe environment? If you are a leader or manager, do your employees feel like they work in a psychologically safe environment?