Our approach

B3 creates leaders with more capability and capacity.

Let your leaders soar.

The B3 framework brings the principles of vertical development to life.  The process integrates learning and development with getting work done, creating a habit of growth through experimentation and on-the-job action.  Repeatedly moving thorough the B3 cycle, leaders develop both horizontally (learn new skills and capabilities) and vertically (mindset growth building the capacity to deal with complexity).

The B3 methodology.

Our Be Conscious, Be Curious, Be Better (B3) framework is the magic behind how we develop leaders horizontally and vertically.

Built on neuroscience and behavior change principles to develop the mindset to thrive in ambiguity.

The B3 framework respects the context your leaders are coming from and operating in; giving them the space to contextualize and focus on what they need.

A model to iteratively develop; with a continual focus on experiential development and reflection.

What does B3 include?

Be Conscious


We start with you.

What is important, what works, what are your goals, what are your challenges?

This primes your thinking and focus, preparing you to develop.

Be Curious


We aim to inspire.

Get fresh ideas and insights, to spark new ideas and mental models to engage with.

Be Better


This is where the real development comes in.

Prototyping and experimenting to move forward. 

Reflect on how it went.

Confirm, or adjust your insight.


Supported by our development platform.

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B3 and neuroplasticity

B3 and neuroplasticity

      One of the most powerful parts of B3 is the Be conscious phase.   Often people get frustrated with this stage, "come on, get to the value...".  However, it is critical!   We often talk about the mental priming and pull that occurs when asking people to reflect...

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Leadership and AI

The What's NXT Podcast where thought leaders from around the globe share their global insights on leadership, innovation, agility & change. Carl Sanders-Edwards was recently interviewed by Peter Holliday & David Yeates. --- Listen here...

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Why vertical development?

Why vertical development?

---By Carl Sanders-Edwards The world faces many complex opportunities and challenges.  For example global mobility, technology and population growth are contributing to: Social changes such as the opportunity and challenge of immigration Economic changes including...

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Interested to hear how our vertical approach can benefit your leaders?

If you’re ready to grow your leaders, we’d love to see how we can help.