This book was my first introduction to vertical development. The book starts with the following premise: “in an ordinary organization, most people are doing a second job no one is paying them for.” The book introduces you to three organizations that are doing things differently. They point the way to a qualitatively new model for people development. Imagine finding yourself in a trustworthy environment, one that tolerates – even prefers – making your weaknesses public so that your colleagues can support you in the process of overcoming that. You’re imagining a deliberately developmental organization.
On 2 December 2013, I hit the wall. It’s like having children, there is a life before and a life after. Burnout set me up for a new study, career and life in general. What that entailed and which amazing books were so instrumental in my understanding of the human species and the world, you can read in this post.
Earlier this year, KBC asked me to deliver a keynote at their ‘Working Together’ event on psychological safety and creating a culture of feedback. About 500 leaders followed the event live. It was a pleasant collaboration for which I received many positive reactions.
Below is a short summary of the keynote.
What do you think about ‘learning and development’?
Our environment is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Maybe you’ve felt overwhelmed or doubted your ability to deal with everything that’s going on. Then you are certainly not the only one. With the complexity in the world today, leaders and employees must…
As an adult we are grown up, right?
Every now and then something happens in your life that changes who you are and how you think. Major life events or crises such as starting a first job, becoming a parent, divorce, burnout, loss of a loved one,…create shifts in who we are.
Does that sound familiar?