"Lucid, accessible, and immensely satisfying, this provocative book is plainly the product of a very deep understanding of why people behave the way they do. . . . an approach to change that is at once systematic and humane. . . . breakthrough thinking. . . compelling and inspiring." (Tony Schwartz, contribution editor, Fast Company, and author, What Really Matters)
"A minor masterpiece. . . .In this simple brilliant book, Kegan and Lahey not only deal with the how of transformation. . . . they deal with the most central issue of all: how and why people (and organizations) are committed to not changing. . . . a must-read for all individuals and organizations that truly wish to grow into their own greater possibilities." (Ken Wilber, author, Integral Psychology)
"By providing extraordinary practical wisdom, this book enables us to move from organizational frustration to collective achievement. An invaluable gem." (Ronald Heifetz, author, Leadership Without Easy Answers)
"Maps both a personal transformative experience for the reader and the social arrangements that support this significant mode of adult learning. A unique and invaluable resource for adult educators, leaders in organizations, and every adult learner." (Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult and continuing education, Teachers College, Columbia University)
"Leaders trying to 'drive change' miss the deeper forces that might naturally enable it, forces which Kegan and Lahey reveal powerfully and practically." (Peter Senge, author, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization)
"This is a how-to-do-it book for reflective practitioners. Step by step, it teaches educators and leaders how to build highly collaborative, creative, and caring communities." (Mary Field Belenky, coauthor, Women's Ways of Knowing)
"New, practical, and effective strategies for today's core leadership challenge: how to transform behavior in ourselves and others—without the debilitating crisis that is usually needed-by seeing and transcending the forces that hold us back." (Michael Jung, director, McKinsey & Company) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have done a little online coursework with these authors and they are onto something.
But you have to do the work.
This book will help you with making change... Read more
It's what we have been looking for. It gives us a plan to improve our communications. It also has given us the insight to understand why we were stagnant in some areas.Published 5 months ago by Marvin R. Woods/Art Center Inc
This book is about languages that create the possibility for personal and organizational transformation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J Patrick Gallagher
There are a great many ideas and suggestions in this book that work at home, as well. Wasn't sure what to expect, but he certainly surpassed it! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jim Altfeld
Its is a good book, teaches how to talk to ourselves and to others in order to change in our organizations. I like itPublished 11 months ago by Amani
Organizations, however large or small, have problems with communication. Kegan and Lahey's book addresses these problems in an orderly way, building a tool kit through several of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Richard Emerson
I really enjoyed reading it, could not put down my Kindle. I followed it up with "Immunity to Change" as well.
Very heart felt stories of changed human livest. Read more
This is one of my best buys for the year, and this book will have a lasting impact on my being a leader and my effective application of leadership in my company. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Empathinko
I did not like it at all and probably it was my expectation rather than the quality of the bookPublished 18 months ago by Pathfinder