Lateral and Vertical Development are distinct approaches to growth. Most training programs focus on Lateral Development—teaching knowledge, skills, and abilities. Leaders today, however, are facing increasingly more complex problems, which require more than knowledge to solve.
Vertical Development is growth in maturity of perspective, and on many measures of performance has been shown to be the best predictor of effectiveness. This growth is most often achieved through individual coaching but is difficult to scale. The Leaders Lyceum® has developed a method to accelerate the vertical development of leaders in a group setting, which results in maximum ROI.”