on June 17, 2011
Dr. Myers challenges leaders to "develop a skill and a taste for change itself." He argues that the culture of professionals is seriously lagging behind the realities of an increasingly complex world. We need to get some distance from our environments, and ourselves within those environments, by increasing our reflective capabilities. Through this reflection we have the opportunity to challenge our beliefs, assumptions and cultural norms so that we can thrive through the emerging complexities of our day. Dr. Myers suggests, as do seminal authors in the field of adult developmental theory (e.g. Kegan and Cook-Greuter) that developing the skill of reflective practice requires individual growth on many levels. Through this growth, we will be better able to identify and solve for challenges that may have never before been identified or solved. Dr. Myer's book is itself a challenging read.