On of the best leadership books that I have read is No Rules Rules by Reed Hoffman (Netflix CEO) and Erin Meyer. The book is about how Reed Hoffman has created a high-performance culture and organization (Note: the examples and figures in the post either come from or are inspired by No Rules Rules). In […]
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 […]
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, […]
Let’s be real, some people are more conscious, mindful, and present than others. We can also say that some people are more stuck in their own world, narrow-minded, and struggle to connect with the present. For me, one way to describe the differences between these people is that some people are more “awake” than others. […]
When you look at any organization that has radically transformed for elevated success, at the core, you will find the implant of a vertically developed leader.
Vertical development is about upgrading our internal operating system such that we elevate how we make meaning of our world in more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated ways.
Heat experiences are events or situations that cause one to question their current mental models and ways of thinking.
Let’s look at vulnerability through the lens of vertical development and how we “make meaning” of vulnerability.
Research on vertical development has found that people can operate with different internal operating systems that vary in their cognitive and emotional sophistication.
While we can engage in bottom-up efforts on our own, we will generally not get the full healing value from it without guidance and facilitation of a trained therapist.