How to Help Executives Operate at a Higher Level

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How to Help Executives Operate at a Higher Level

This On-Demand event was originally presented on August 17, 2022 (60 min)


Like with any job, there is variability in how effective different executives are. When executives operate at a high level, they can elevate an organization. When executives operate at a low level, they can stall or even destroy an organization. Research has found that 92% of executives operate at a suboptimal level. In this workshop, Ryan Gottfredson will discuss how human resource leaders can change or improve their practices to help their executives operate at a higher level.

Attendees will learn

  • The difference in impact excellent executives have compared to mediocre executives. 
  • The patterns of behaviors between excellent executives and mediocre executives. 
  • The foundational distinction between excellent executives and mediocre executives. 
  • A cutting-edge form of development called vertical development is designed to help executives operate at a higher level. 
  • Best-practice recommendations for engaging in the vertical development of executives. 
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How to Help Executives Operate at a Higher Level


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. And, he is the author of the upcoming 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. 

He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), Experian, and dozens of other organizations. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 20 articles across a variety of leading academic journals. His research has been cited over 3,000 times since 2017.  

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