Dr. Julie Chesley and Dr. Terri Egan Publish Article on Leadership Development for Journal of Leadership Education
According to PwC and Deloitte 2017 industry surveys, effective business leadership will be in short supply in the age of the machine. The shortage of prepared leaders is often referred to as “The Leadership Gap”, a concept that emphasizes the gap between skills current organization leaders have today and the skills needed to solve complex problems of the future. Dr. Julie Chesley and Dr. Terri Egan authored an article for Journal of Leadership Education to highlight the need to elevate leadership development practices and common practices using horizontal and vertical approaches.
Today a majority of leadership time and money is invested in the traditional or horizontal leadership development, which focuses on preparing leaders to successfully achieve stated objectives and building mastery in areas with relatively well defined and agreed upon outcomes. Vertical leadership development, where leaders develop sophisticated and agile leadership mindsets, is used to meet the complex demands of leadership that are required for tomorrow and the future. Vertical development is typically a lifespan journal where leaders move through stages characterized by different motivations, behaviors and decisions. Practices that support vertical development are characterized as personally salient, interpersonal in nature, emotionally engaging and challenging yet open to positive interpretation and disequilibrium.
The full article is available here.