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Develop a Purposive Mindset

When you think about change, what comes to mind? This morning I asked that question to Jim Blasingame, host of the Small Business Advocate, radio show. You can listen to my interview by clicking below. Find interviews with Small Business experts on the Small Business Advocate show Not surprisingly, his answer was “Pain and having […]

Please help with my dissertation study!

  Data collection for the study concluded on 5/31/15. Many thanks to all who participated!   ________________________________________________________________   Dear Friends and Colleagues, I need your help for my PhD dissertation research study! I’m a PhD student in Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University and I’m conducting research on a new personality test. You […]

Are You Limiting Your Growth and That of Others?

Kegan vs Von Forester Yesterday, I re-read Kegan and Lahey’s Immunity to Change and thought I would take a time-out from my current study of the process philosophy of Heraclitus, Alfred North Whitehead, and Charles Peirce to share some meaning making that happened for me  Find interviews with Small Business experts on the Small Business […]

What Reality Are You Living In?

Constructivism I’m currently working on the literature review of personality theory for my dissertation. So, I thought I’d share a concept I believe is very powerful—constructivism. Abraham Maslow suggested that we interpret neurosis as “a failure of personal growth,” (Hall et al, 1957). Applying this to business, maintaining or growing a healthy business requires that […]

Diversity Through the Lens of Developmental Psychology

What is diversity? Why does it matter? How can it be achieved?   These questions have been hotly debated for at least the last 50 years. But, what progress has been made in answering them? Looking through the lens of developmental psychology, Robert Kegan (1994) argues that diversity progress is a function of human development. […]

Inquiring Into Paradigm and Value Shifts

As I conduct my doctoral studies I will do my best to post the papers I write. I hope these papers serve to stimulate your thinking, raise questions, and perhaps even reach new insights about your work or life. These papers are often written according to the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association. So, […]

I Know Little, Therefore I Am—Valuable

Searching for Answers In my doctoral studies I was asked to write about the tension between questions and answers. Dr David Willis and Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu said: “This tension can be expressed in our need for mastery and our ability to embrace mystery. How much do we need to pursue and find answers? Can we […]

“Why Do You Want to Get a PhD?”

PhD? Well, it’s official. I’m now a PhD student in the school of Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University. I’m sure you are thinking the same question my wife asked: “Why Do You Want to Get a PhD?” Follow-up question: “Are you crazy?” As you can imagine, I’ve thought a lot about this […]

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