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
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
According to the Census Bureau, 88% of the adults living in the U.S. today -- 284,000,000 out of 322,000,000 people -- have finished high school. Naturally,
As early as 1990, Ted Geisel knew important things about what it would take to successfully come of age.
Ted Geisel was better known as Dr. Seuss, the author
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
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 journeys: ...
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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Jack Mezirow, in his 1991 book Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning,
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
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
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 not to career fulfilled. Today we know better; neither a B.A. nor an
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
The deeper we move into the 21st Century, the clearer it is that this century is going to be unprecedented. Already it's awash with scary trends, startling opportunities, and new responsibilities. Phenomena like globalization...
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 Century’s teacher-student approach to learning is neither the easiest nor the most effective way to...
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 pages, in one way or another, is focused on encouraging you to be "your best self!", "the person
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…
Jack Mezirow, in his 1991 book Transformative Dimensions, suggested that we, IF we’re conscious enough and tough enough, could use our everyday…
Rumi, the 13th Century Persian scholar, wrote this short poem. It’s one of his more mystical exhortations. Type this sentence into
Most often, Learning Partnerships involve two partners. Occasionally, they might involve three or four partners. To ensure their long-term sustainability,
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
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...
Worldviews & Mindsets
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
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
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
Today and tomorrow.
These two frames -- today and tomorrow -- are constructs that we all use to understand our lives. They're the
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...
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,
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...
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, open ways, and yet, nonetheless, we're becalmed; not yet done but with nothing more to say. Overtime, I've found that these "plateaus" can be...
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...