Episode 221 – The importance of elevating your leaders – interview with Ryan Gottfredson

by | Leadership, Podcast, Success, Systems, Training, Values

I recently chatted with Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D, and it was one of the most engaging and fascinating interviews I’ve done.

Ryan is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant, with a focus on vertical development. In case this is a new concept for you (or even if you’re familiar, you may want to hear what Ryan has to say about it), you’ll definitely want to listen in!

We discussed

  • What vertical development is (and it’s something that everyone wants, but they don’t know exactly what it is)
  • The two different types of development and 90% of leadership development efforts are in one, and it’s woefully inadequate
  • How we navigate change, pressure, uncertainty, and complexity
  • The paradoxes of being a leader
  • How most leaders view failure
  • Vertical development characteristics
  • 3 adult developmental levels (that correspond to vertical development)
  • 2 approaches to vertically developing ourselves

About Ryan Gottfredson:

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant. He helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership. He is also the author of the newly released book, The Elevated Leader: Leveling Up Your Leadership Through Vertical Development. He is also a leadership professor at the College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton.

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