We live in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Navigating this world presents a massive leadership challenge. Solutions do not come easy. Conventional leadership development is insufficient to prepare leaders to meet these challenges.
Vertical leadership development provides part of the answer. It develops leaders from the inside out. Like climbing a ladder to get a bigger perspective, it expands their mindset and worldview, so they can handle greater complexity.
This increases innovation, creativity and the ability to lead into the future.
Are you ready to explore vertical leadership development?
Change is everywhere, and the speed of change is ever-increasing. Our social problems are increasingly complex, like climate change, diversity and inclusion, and adapting to technological advances that press against society’s norms. 60% of organizational changes fail, and leaders do not know why. Stakeholder groups continue to voice dissatisfaction, and polarization across issues is splitting us apart.
Navigating these dynamics presents a massive leadership challenge. Solutions do not come easy. The vast majority of leaders are “in over their heads,” meaning that the complexity and uncertainty they face is beyond their mental, emotional and leadership capability.
Conventional approaches to executive and leadership development are not preparing our leaders for this
Vertical leadership development provides part of the answer by developing leaders from the inside out. Like climbing a ladder to get a bigger perspective, this approach:
Our organizations – and our world – need leaders with greater vertical development. This webinar will provide an overview of vertical leadership development, and case examples of the breakthroughs this approach is generating in our clients.
Dr. Dean Anderson, Co-Founder and CEO of Being First, Inc., is an international speaker and bestselling author with over forty years of experience in developing executives of Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and large non-profit organizations to design and implement transformational change, deliver breakthrough results, and establish a high performing, co-creative corporate culture that unleashes human potential. Dean’s eclectic understanding of mindset, culture, and process gives him a unique perspective that establishes him as a thought-leader in the fields of Organization Transformation and Conscious Leadership.
Dean’s insight into personal transformation and the inner dynamics of high performing people, teams and organizations began at an early age as a national champion swimmer: Dean was the first ten-year-old boy in the world to ever break sixty seconds in the one hundred yard freestyle, and the first to ever break two minutes for the two hundred yard freestyle.
Dr. Anderson received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Stanford University, where he continued his excellence as an All-American swimmer and water polo player. On this foundation of elite performance, in 1980, Dr. Anderson founded the Optimal Performance Institute (OPI), where he taught high performing executives, athletes
One of the first self-empowerment and personal change programs delivered in organizations, Dean’s Optimal Performance Training, provides the framework for Being First’s Self Mastery Trainings. This innovation and pragmatic curriculum—which produced Olympic champions at OPI—is now applied to improving change leadership skill, developing leaders, technical skill performance, creativity, communications, conflict resolution, teamwork, and responding effectively to organizational change.
Dean has been featured in leading publications such as Business Week and is