tlo’s learning equation
 

July 2016
Experiential Learning

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David A. Kolb is a seminal actor in the experiential learning field. For more than three decades, Dr. Kolb has been a leading proponent of experiential learning...

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Lara Boyd’s TEDx talk, seen here on the left, is an invitation to adventure. It’s a doorway into what could – for those brave enough – turn our experiential learning 

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As we plumb the depths and boundaries of the 21st Century, we’re discovering that those individuals who are thriving in this new century are distinguished by

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According to the Census Bureau, 88% of the adults living in the U.S. today -- 284,000,000 out of 322,000,000

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Learning is something we just do.

Mostly, it's an unconscious activity. An instinctive skill, it's a natural talent that's hardwired into our brains and bodies. Essentially, the learning

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None of us will admit it, but odds are these days each of us is involved to some degree in at least one of three distinct learning

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It used to be a college education was the doorway to success. At a minimum, a Bachelor's was the key to a good job, if  

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These days most experts know we don't have to go back to school if we want to learn something new. Deanna Kuhn, for instance, has shown us that the 20th

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Jack Mezirow, in his 1991 book Transformative Dimensions, suggested that we, IF we’re conscious enough and tough enough, could use our everyday…

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The deeper we get into the 21st Century, the clearer it is that this century’s most disruptive trends – globalization, rapidly accelerating technological 

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We need your help.

Jack Mezirow, in his 1991 book Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning

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Is it possible Robert Kegan has misled us? Better phrased, is it possible that those of us who are really serious about understanding and using Dr. Kegan's adult

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Robert Kegan published his book, The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development, in 1982. With this, Dr. Kegan broke ranks with the world’s leading  

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 As early as 1990, Ted Geisel knew important things about what it would take to successfully come of age. 

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The deeper we move into the 21st Century, the clearer it is that this century is going to be unprecedented. Already it's... 

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Google the slogan Be All You Can Be! and in less than 0.95 seconds you'll be shown 12,570,000,000 pages on this issue. Each of these twelve billion plus

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Your unconscious is the part of your mind that you cannot access even when you try. A more precise definition would be something like “the mental…

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We’re almost two decades in, and every day it gets clearer that the 21st Century is going to be unprecedented. Full of threats and challenges.

For three reasons...

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Abraham Maslow first spoke about his "hierarchy of needs" in a paper published in 1943. It was titled "A Theory of Human Motivation," and in it Maslow suggested that each of us has a variety of needs,

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Rumi, the 13th Century Persian scholar, wrote this short poem. It’s one of his more mystical exhortations. Type this sentence into 

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Most often, Learning Partnerships involve two partners. Occasionally, they might involve three or four partners. To ensure their long-term sustainability,

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Recently we discovered that every transformational learning journey has in it at least four distinct transition points. These points are moments in time when people on these journeys come face to  

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At the beginning of every “helping” relationship, one of the important issues that comes up is understanding the ways in which the first contact between two strangers can...

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Rumi, the 13th Century Persian scholar, wrote this short poem. It’s one of his more mystical exhortations. Type this sentence into Google…

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September 2019
Inflection Points

Recently, we’ve discovered that every Learning Partnership that’s on a transformational journey inevitably encounters at least four distinct inflection

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September 2019
Learning Partner Presences #2

In his first book, In Over Our Heads, Robert Kegan suggests that those of us who want to help our learning partners successfully navigate the vertical challenges they'll face while developing new Orders

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September 2019
Learning Partnership Decisions

Every Learning Partnership gets started with, and then must eventually ask and answer, four questions:

  • Am I committed to making fundamental changes my work and/or y personal life

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Worldviews & Mindsets
 

June 2017
Our 'Natural Mind'

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Last February, in my TLO Blog "Seduced By Kegan's Brillance," I wondered whether “those of us who are really serious about understanding and using Dr. Kegan’s adult development discoveries have let ourselves be 

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In the United States today, Robert Kegan’s 2nd Order of Consciousness has become the foundational worldview for 70 million American citizens. Kegan’s 2nd Order of Consciousness (OoC) is the default mindset for as 

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At this point in history, each one of us is beset with deep-seated existential anxieties. Each one of us is trying hard to cope with fears emanating from the dramatic threats that the world's ethnic, gender, terrorist, climate 

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It’s early morning here in Irvine. The sky outside’s dark, the street’s quiet, and everything around my home is peaceful. I’m not. Last night I spent a good long time on the phone with Mike, my son, talking about what 

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Are you seeing it yet?

Are you seeing the ways this century’s newest scientific advances, technologies are pushing incomprehensible crises into our lives?

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Today and tomorrow.

These two frames -- today and tomorrow --  are constructs that we all use to understand our lives. They're the

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The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing View of the Universe is a study of the way we, as human beings, adapt and evolve our worldviews in a never-ending attempt to better understand the universe we're living in...

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Signs everywhere show that a new worldview and the mindsets that make it real are emerging all over the world. In fact, the anthropologists, psychologists,

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According to Bill Gates, “Everybody needs a coach!”

This is what he’s saying, despite the fact that coaches and coaching are something most people either don’t know about or aren't sure about. Even though many of the world's...

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The transformational conversations and workshops I lead often come to a place where each of the thought partners participating with me realize they're at a loss for anything more that seems worth saying. Everyone's said what they know to say, shared it in important,

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Tell me, is now the time for you and me to stop what we're doing and ask ourselves whether or not Robert Kegan is right when he says the mental demands of modern life are too much for us?

Is Kegan right when he suggests that our intellectual and emotional abilities – especially our ability to reason, accurately perceive things, comprehend events, and react to the radical challenges... 

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I believe everyone needs a coach.

Here are three reasons why:

Unless you're an experienced neuroscientist, you probably don't know that you're an unwitting prisoner of your own natural mind,

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Everyone needs a coach...

Bill Gates says so. As does Atul Gawande and Roger Federer. And a dozen other best selling authors. I agree with all of them. But, I also think their prescription -- everyone needs a coach -- is too simple. My experience suggests we don't need a coach, we need at least four coaches. Or, if possible, one coach who's capable

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 On Tuesday, November 3rd 2020, you and I, alongside 160 million other U.S. citizens, will be asked to participate in a variety of local, statewide, and national elections. These elections, in one way or another, will be asking us to do two things. First, decide who should be our next

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The 2020 presidential election that's just now beginning to take shape is going to be unlike any other that America's ever seen. As it unfolds over the next 18 months, this this election will go down in history as unique unto itself, unlike any other previous presidential election.

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August 2019
A Presidential Election Dialogue

I've been both dismayed and mesmerized by what's been happening in this country for months now. Resurgent white supremacy, immigration prisons, Russian cyber attacks, climate change, blatant racism, government deregulation…

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