Vertical Learning

Vertical Learning

Vertical learning is the missing piece of leadership development. It is the key to developing high-performing leaders. It occurs naturally, and can also be accelerated under the right conditions. Increasing numbers of leaders and researchers have found that how we know, is at least if not more important than what we know.


The focus of vertical learning is mindset transformation and develops a leader’s ability to:

  • Think strategically, systemically, collaboratively and contextually
  • Lead change innovatively, inspire others and build relationships
  • Reframe challenges, resolve conflicts and tolerate ambiguity


At its heart, vertical learning is:

  • The transformation of how leaders think, feel and understand the world
  • The development of mental agility, action-logic and emotional intelligence
  • Essential for problem solving, building relationships and navigating ambiguity