Immunity to Change Methods in Our Coaching
Immunity to Change presents the recognition that helping people improve is intimately related to helping people develop a new mindset that can transcend the limitations of their current one. Even grown-ups can continue to evolve! The payoffs for investing in an adaptive approach to personal improvement are many, many times the value of accomplishing a single goal. – Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey
The call for “change” has grown, but the ways that we actually achieve change have not – until now.
Change is called for in the private sector and in public service; at the highest levels where it is called “leadership transformation,” and on the front lines where it is called “change management”; in our home life and our work life and everywhere in-between. There is so much demand for change that we even have a term for the inevitable backlash – “change fatigue.”
What is unspoken with all of these calls for change is that doing something differently than you have done before is not enough. What we face individually and collectively is a call for doing things better. This is not just a call for simple change, it is a call for transformation. It is a deep, in-your-bones change that your boss is really asking for when s/he wants you to “work smarter, not harder.” It is change-to-your-core that your spouse is truly seeking when s/he asks you to “accept me as I am, rather than the person you once knew.”
This is a change of Mindset, not of behavior alone. Indeed, new Mindsets support new behaviors.