Episode #46: Building an Everyone Culture with Robert Kegan

July 24, 2016

Bob Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. He is co-founder of Minds at Work, a consulting group that works with senior leaders and teams in corporations, government and non-profits. 

He is also the William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University where he codirects the Change Leadership Group and the Harvard-Macy Institute for the Reform of Medical Education.

He has contributed to many articles and books on psychological development and he has published seven books, including the critically acclaimed:

  • An Everyone Culture - becoming a deliberately developmental organization (co written with Lisa Lahey) 2016
  • Immunity to Change - 2009
  • Change Leadership - A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools (2005)
  • How the Way we talk can change the world - 2002
  • The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development (1982)
  • How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation (with Lisa Lahey, 2001)
  • In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life (1994)


Topics Discussed:

  • How to build an everyone culture
  • The problem with brainstorming
  • Why individual beliefs and collective mindsets hold back change
  • How to become a deliberately developmental organisation (DDO)
  • How to create a culture of experimentation that celebrates smart failures
  • How to overcome ego in the workplace to foster stronger communication and innovation
  • What some of the world’s most progressive companies are doing to transform their culture
  • How self deatist beliefs siubsconsciously hold us back in our personal and professional lives


Show Notes:


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