This programme deepens your understanding and ability to be even more influential and impact to people around you. It focuses on VERTICAL versus horizontal DEVELOPMENT. Horizontal Development is the adding of more knowledge, skills, and competencies. It is about what you know. Many leaders have been exposed to influencing skills. Vertical Development refers to advancement in a person’s thinking capability. The outcome of vertical stage development is the ability to think in more complex, systemic, strategic, and interdependent ways. It is about how you think.