Ryan Gottfredson | 2021 White Paper

The Key to Elevating Leadership Development

You recognize that developing leaders is your opportunity to make a dent in the world!

You also likely feel discouraged at times because your efforts to develop leaders have not had the impact that you know is possible.

In this white paper, I will:

  • Present the current state of leadership development, which suggests leadership development is broken
  • Introduce Vertical Development and its importance for leadership development
  • Provide cutting-edge guidance on how to elevate your leaders through Vertical Development

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Ryan Gottfredson

About Ryan

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Ryan is the author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership.” (Morgan James Publishing)  

He also works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and dozens of other organizations.

As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. 

His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014.