The Value Difference between Vertical and Horizontal Development

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My experience is that nearly all people responsible for developing leaders in organizations are only aware of one form of development: horizontal development. Horizontal development is adding new knowledge, skills, and capabilities to a leader. It is similar to downloading a new app onto an iPad. It is designed to broaden leaders’ functionality, to help […]

Leadership Development Should Focus on Leaders’ Internal Operating Systems


When developing leaders, I think it is helpful to make a comparison between leaders and computers. If I want to upgrade a computer, I have two primary options: I can add on new programs to broaden its functionality I can upgrade its operating system Out of these two options, I think that most leadership development […]

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