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Book | Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

9781422129470_p0_v2_s260x420Kegan, Robert, and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization Leadership for the Common Good. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 2009.

The Authors

Robert Kegan

keganProfessor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard. Founding Principal of Minds at Work.

Lisa Laskow Lahey

LaheyA faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of education and Founding Principal at Minds at Work.

Introduction

“If you are leading anything at any level, you are driving some kind of plan or agenda, but some kind of plan or agenda is also driving you. It is out of your awareness. You cannot yet take responsibility for it. And most of the time, that agenda will limit or even doom your ability to deliver extraordinary results. If you do not attend as much to “development” as to “leadership,” then your leadership development will always be directed to the plan or agenda you have. It will not be about the plan or agenda that “has you,” and heretofore your capacity for change will inherently be limited.”⁠1 read more