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Great lesson on how people actually change
on July 30, 2017
Everything by Kegan is excellent. This book is an absolutely wonderful way to think about adult development and change. The distinction between technical solutions and adaptive solutions is an important one, and highlights how little we know about how to apply our own energies in the direction of our goals. Change is possible, but most of us simply don't know how it actually works. It is a great relief that brilliant people like Kegan are looking into this, and for the interested reader that is willing to put in the work, this will no doubt be a value asset. What I appreciated the most was that the book de-constructs our patterns and the different areas of our personality/habits that actually feed into those, such underlying big assumptions or commitments. This part stuck with me and reminded me to always think about my own habits along the lines of those questions.