If supporting leaders to be their biggest selves were easy, there would be a vast surplus of fantastic leaders around the world, and we’d all be doing something else. Because it’s complex and difficult work, we weave theory, practice, and research together to figure out how to continue to improve our practice—and the practice of our colleagues in leadership around the world. We write, research, and speak about leadership development. We have also created the Growth Edge Network, a global group of colleagues—from consulting firms, government agencies, and universities around the world—which seeks to build research and practice together to create better ways to help leadership grow.
By becoming increasingly tuned into our body and what it is telling us, we can become more fit for the complexity we live in, and this can have many benefits. Improving our somatic awareness can be a powerful aspect of our own ongoing development.
Carolyn explores what supports people who are chronologically adult to become psychologically more adult.
The world has changed – and it continues to change at a pace never before imagined and at a level of complexity previously unknown.
Today’s world needs sophisticated leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced.
Constructive-developmental theorists have made the case that adults re- quire at least a self-authored meaning-making system to thrive in today’s world.
The amount of complexity leaders have to deal with is increasing dramatically, across sectors and across all levels of leadership.
This chapter explores the intricacies of the Subject-Object Interview, the measure of Robert Kegan’s theory of adult development and thus one of the primary means of assessing selfauthorship.
This study examines the connections between worldview and developmental “order of mind” using the theory of Robert Kegan (1982, 1994).
This thinking paper uses theory and data to begin to map the terrain of transformation, particularly the threshold of transformation, the growing edge of peoples’ thinking and sense making.
Join Carolyn and Joel Monk in a conversation about language patterns and the difference between skills and sensemaking.
Jennifer speaks with Joel Monk about development. We all understand that children have development phases, and Jennifer describes the stages of adult development, and how valuable it is for coaches and leaders to understand these stages that explain why people behave the way they do, and how we can help them become unstuck.
Carolyn and Amiel – The Amiel Show discuss:
What happens when we look at adult development through the particular experiences of women (or men)?
How do we think differently about women’s leadership when we consider the power and challenge of self-authorship?
How do we answer both of these questions differently when we look at the human body and how it can get “grabbed” or triggered?
From the IMF to McKinsey to Patricia Arquette, women in leadership everywhere are standing up for women's empowerment.
As you know, Jennifer Garvey-Berger is a shining light in the fields of adult development and leadership.
Jennifer Garvey Berger and Bob Anderson on the developmental edge and landscape of Leadership.
Jennifer coaches senior leaders, and she designs and teaches leadership programs that expand not only the way leaders work but also the way they think about the world.
Jennifer and Amiel discuss her book changing on the Job. Amiel states "Before finishing the first chapter, I thought to myself, “This is amazing.”