Alan Watkins’ new book 4D Leadership is built around the concept of “vertical development”: when leaders expand their capabilities to see further, understand more, think better, and become more sophisticated and flexible in the way they approach people and situations. Vertical development focuses on being able to think more complexly, systemically, and strategically, wherAlan Watkins’ new book 4D Leadership is built around the concept of “vertical development”: when leaders expand their capabilities to see further, understand more, think better, and become more sophisticated and flexible in the way they approach people and situations. Vertical development focuses on being able to think more complexly, systemically, and strategically, whereas horizontal development consists of learning new skills and knowledge. Vertical development, or the fourth dimension, is crucial in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world; without it, leaders will not be sophisticated enough to solve problems of fast-changing and complex businesses. 4D Leadership explains that when it comes to business, there are three dimensions to viewing the world: the objective world of doing, the subjective world of being, and the interpersonal world of relationships. When leaders are proficient in all three dimensions and can move effortlessly between the three, they have achieved 4D leadership. This book sets out to offer a clear framework on how exactly to do this. For each dimension, Alan Watkins explains the related line of development and how to move up a developmental level, unlocking new sophistication, capacity, and ability. ...
|Title||:||4D Leadership: Competitive Advantage Through Vertical Leadership Development|
|Number of Pages||:||248 Pages|
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4D Leadership: Competitive Advantage Through Vertical Leadership Development Reviews
Develop your leadership skills to see an even-bigger picture and take a more complex overview of things; that is the promise of 4D Leadership as espoused through this book.The author believes that executives can develop themselves “vertically”, expanding their abilities to see further, understand more, think better and be more agile in their interactions with people and situations. More complex affairs can be assessed and handled, it is claimed, without recourse to overly complicating matters. It is, in other words, just a new way of leading.Yet to reach this exalted plane in business, you must first master the art of doing, being and relating. The author is quite clear. Not everybody gets it, even many who are sitting in very senior positions. They know no difference. They can be very good at the physical doing of stuff yet they are often running on empty when it comes to their sense of purpose (being) and how everything goes together (relating). The links are missing and even if terms such as identity, ethics, ego, culture and values are brought up they are invariably recognised, but the self-same executives just don’t see how to put them all together and have them working.This was an interesting read, stretching the grey matter at times and leading to a fairly lengthy period of reflection. Even if you feel you may never inhabit a top leadership position, or suspect you will never figure out the true secret of 4D Leadership, then there is still hope and benefit from this book as you will probably pick up a lot of interesting insight and potential for self-improvement.It would have been nice if the book could have been a little more accessible and open for the reader. Clearly there is a lot to read and a lot to take in, so anything that makes the process a little easier would have been welcome. The journey might be worth the struggle, yet if you are a weaker character maybe you might not start the journey at all if you know what awaits you.