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If you are already familiar with the vertical development field, you probably have your answer to the question I’m posing at the beginning of this short article.
It’s for executives, senior leaders, and emerging leaders of the future; and it’s to help equip them to deal with increasing complexity in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world.
You may be coming from the school of thought that says – ‘we need to grow bigger minds’ to keep pace, or at least catch up, in a rapidly changing world, where previous ways of making sense of things and ways of reacting don’t always seem to work anymore.
And, anyone who works in senior roles in business, public service, political, or not-for-profit organisations will recognise this proposition. In fact, anyone who works in any sort of organisation will probably recognise it – as well as millions more who have never worked in one, but nonetheless experience life as more complicated and complex. So, it’s an issue for organisational leaders for sure, but this is an issue for everyone.
So, if vertical development is an issue for everyone, is vertical development coaching for everyone? Who is it for, and what’s its purpose? Take a look at the questions below …
You probably already have my view on this – it’s all of them.
And, because it’s all of them, the paradigm of ‘growing bigger minds’, whilst being an important part of the story, is insufficient. Instead…
Our approach to vertical development has to be bigger and more inclusive of all the lines of development – in essence it requires a holistic approach.
So, these are my starting points as I begin to set out a model and approach to vertical development coaching in this and subsequent short articles:
More to follow …