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The Developmental Landscape

We live in a globally connected world, amidst more complexity than ever seen before, which leads us to the need for global human development. Vertical development increases the ability to think in more complex, strategic, systemic, and interdependent ways. Horizontal development increases knowledge, skills, and competencies and is focused on making the person better within their current way of being. In vertical development, you are transforming the person. Ironically, in spite of the high demand for transformational leaders in organizations, the investment in people is typically focused on horizontal—not vertical—development. The daily challenges that leaders face, causing so much distraction and constant change, ...

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