Vertical leadership development, an emerging body of leadership research based around expanding an individual’s capacity to think, make decisions, and understand themselves and the world around them, stands as a unique solution to address the leadership skills gap at a time of global complexity and change. Petrie’s (2015) model of the three conditions for vertical leadership development to take place was analyzed through the lived experiences of eight leaders who had successfully completed personal development plans and shared their experiences through a narrative-based qualitative study. Of the eight participants, three participants filled all three conditions and demonstrated a higher level of vertical leadership development, while three others, who lacked a heat experience, still achieved significant vertical growth. The findings serve to better inform how personal development plans, coupled with Petrie’s three conditions vertical leadership development model, can help to support leaders to adapt and thrive in our ever-changing world.
"Three Conditions for Vertical Leadership Development: Impact of Personal Experiences,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 17
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol17/iss1/14
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