Progress requires that we fully evolve into or integrate in one stage before we can transcend to the next. It is as important to develop fully in a particular stage as it is to transform into the next. Vertical Development involves both maturing in a particular stage and transitioning on to the next.
Colleagues Nick Petrie and Digby Scott suggest three key elements to support Vertial Development:
Heat experiences, or experiences that are risky, scary, and push/ invite us outside our comfort zones,
Colliding perspectives or taking on views different from our usual,
Frameworks for understanding levels of sense making, such as the Adult Development model mentioned in article #2.
I’ll offer a fourth…
The courage, will, grace, or dumb luck that enables us to be changed by our experience.
Experience is happening all the time. How often do we let it change us, our perspectives, our sense of ourselves… and of our clients?Download Article 1K Club