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"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 just started reading this book. It looks interesting and judging by others' reviews worth the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by milli
It makes you reflect on the aspects that can change or maintain your behavior. Thanks to the authors for this masterpiece!Published 9 months ago by Anicia
An okay book. Makes you think about how you affect others...but it isn't the "management bible." Definitely worth the quick read, though.Published 12 months ago by LT1VegaGT
The practice spelled out in this book of identifying and working with competing commitments is one of the most transformational I have seen for working with successful... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Maureen
Easy to read. The concepts are simple and, with practice, most people could apply some of them to their work settingsPublished 14 months ago by pjohnson
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