Learning resources

The resources listed below are some valuable resources available to assist you on your journey. They are not listed in any particular order.

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation

Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey (© 2001)

The introductory question sets the stage for the book: “What do you really want…and what will you do to keep from getting it.” You can see the elements of the Immunity to Change™ process in these pages…including the immunity map.

The focus of this book is on how the organization can become more effective through individual development.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization

Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey (© 2009)

This book by Kegan and Lahey outlines the rationale and provides examples of people working through the ITC process. It also contains a chapter that directs you through the process.

The elements of an immunity map are easy enough to learn. The process for completing an immunity map is very straightforward. The value of an ITC coach is his or her ability to help you work through the process effectively so that your immunity map has the power necessary to make a difference in your life.

This book is valuable because it sets provides the rationale, sets the stage and prepares the reader  important work ahead.

An Everyone Culture: becoming a Deliberately Development Organization

Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey (© 2016)

This most recent book examines how three very financially successful companies focus on individual personal growth as part of their pursuit of sustainability and growth. The Immunity To Change process is directly applicable to this.

Right Weight, Right Mind: The ITC Approach to Permanent Weight Loss

Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Deborah Helsing (© 2016)

This book directly applies the ITC approach to weight loss. More specifically, it looks at how to restructure your assumptions about food and eating.

The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development

Robert Kegan (© 1984)

This book outlines Kegan’s theory of psychological development. In it he pulls all of the major theorists together in a very unique way. It is a little thick reading if you are not familiar with the topic or used to Kegan’s writing style.

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt (© 2012)

This book is included here because it addresses elements that are strong drivers in our lives. It provides yet another lens for observing our lives.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck (© 2006)

Another good source of information of how we think. The value here is that it focuses on “fixed” versus “growth” mindsets. Knowing how you think can often explain a lot about why you do what you do.

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (© 2016)

This is the author responsible for the 10,000-hour rule cited in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. Gladwell’s oversimplification, and over application, of the concept is clarified by Ericsson along with a good description of how to practice a skill most effectively. His attention to the details of focused practice has application to the change process.

Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Robert J. Anderson, William A. Adams (© 2015)

This is a great book for those interested in combining Immunity To Change work with leadership development. The authors actually cite the ITC work and use Kegan’s stages of development their work.

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen (© 2015)

Anytime we are offering feedback, we run the risk of miscommunication. Our works might be perfect but our framing could be all off. Stone and Heen identify three types of triggers that block effective feedback, discuss ways of avoiding those triggers, and offer ways of taking action to improve your feedback experiences – both giving and receiving.

Switch: How to change things when change is hard

– Chip and Dan Heath (© 2010)

This is an interesting book based on Jonathon Haidt’s metaphor of the rider and the elephant from his book The Happiness Hypothesis. Where the rational and irrational parts of the brain must learn to work together for optimal results.

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathon Haidt (© 2001)

Haidt’s metaphor of the rider and elephant, which is the basis for material in the book, Switch, offers wonderful support for how and why the concepts in the Immunity To Change process are effective.

Grit: Power of Passion and Perseverance

– Angela Duckworth (© 2016)

Duckworth’s book is a very pragmatic approach to success.