Leadership Effectiveness: What Sets Apart the Very Best Leaders from Most Leaders?

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Leadership Effectiveness: What Sets Apart the Very Best Leaders from Most Leaders?

Leadership Effectiveness: What Sets Apart the Very Best Leaders from Most Leaders?


Live Streaming Event on September 18, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00p (ET) - $199 / participant

Top 3 reasons to attend

  • Gain strategic insights from an industry expert in a small group setting
  • Understand what makes an effective leader
  • Learn how to elevate your leaders


About this workshop

Leaders tend to operate from one of three levels of effectiveness: low, moderate, or high. Research conducted by PriceWaterhouseCooper has revealed that 7% of leaders operate at a low level of effectiveness, 85% operate from a moderate level of effectiveness, and only 8% operate from the top level of effectiveness. These findings suggest: 

  • Most, if not all, of your leaders operate at only a moderate level of effectiveness 
  • Your developing leaders are likely modeling their leaders after other leaders who operate at only the moderate level, perpetuating moderate-level leadership in your organization 
  • Your leaders and your organization are operating well below their/its potential 


Yet, there is good news: we can elevate our leaders, and when we do, we simultaneously elevate the effectiveness of the groups they lead, and the organization overall.  

A significant challenge facing many leadership developers is their lack of familiarity with a form of development that is essential for helping leaders elevate: Vertical Development. Vertical leadership development is essential for helping leaders elevate their effectiveness beyond the low and moderate levels; it helps leaders expand their thinking and decision-making abilities, enabling them to work at higher levels of effectiveness, they cultivate greater adaptability and resilience so they can handle change, they are more effective in engaging and inspiring their teams, and more. 

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., is one of the foremost experts and leading voices on Vertical Development and elevated leadership. This workshop is an opportunity to connect with him, gain cutting-edge insights, and gain personalized answers to your questions so that you can walk away feeling confident in your ability to help the leaders in your organization transformationally elevate. And, as a result, you will be influential in elevating the overall effectiveness of your organization.  

Register for Leadership Effectiveness: What Sets Apart the Very Best Leaders from Most Leaders? and help your leaders be the best they can be with vertical leadership development. 

Participants will learn

  • The three levels of effectiveness that leaders operate from. 
  • How to effectively diagnose the levels of effectiveness that your leaders operate from. 
  • The key differentiating factors between leaders who operate at the top level and those who operate at the moderate level. 
  • A new and more effective leadership development strategy than traditional development strategies and efforts.
  • How you can more effectively elevate your organization by elevating your leaders. 
  • What tools, assessments, and resources can be used to better evaluate and develop your leaders. 

About HRDQ-U Workshops

HRDQ-U workshops offer an interactive and in-depth look at the challenges of today’s workplace. Presented by industry experts, workshops are designed for active learning, allowing participants to practice new skills, ask questions, receive immediate feedback, and engage with the content. This interactive format ensures a more personalized learning experience and helps participants feel more confident in their skills and in the application of what they’ve learned.

All HRDQ-U workshops include:

  • Small Group Learning
    Limited seating ensures high levels of detailed learning and interaction.
  • Completion Certificate
    Each workshop participant receives a free certificate of completion as recognition of attendance.
  • One-on-One Coaching Available
    When the subject matter is so important, you can request a one-on-one coaching session after any event. 

This workshop qualifies for 3 SHRM credit hours, which is included at no additional cost when you attend.

HRDQ-U is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP®️ or SHRM-SCP®️ recertification activities.

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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 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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Ryan Gottfredson

Leadership training is a $366 billion global industry. Despite that, 75% of organizations say their leadership development programs are not very effective. A primary reason for the lack of development effectiveness is because they almost solely focus on horizontal development (think “tooling up” one’s talent) instead of vertical development (think “leveling up” one’s character). Ryan Gottfredson helps organizations vertically develop their leaders so that they can lead and operate from a higher, more effective level.

Learn more at ryangottfredson.com


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