Future Squared Episode #46: Building an Everyone Culture with Robert Kegan

July 25, 2023

Future Squared Episode #46: Building an Everyone Culture with Robert Kegan


Bob Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. He is co-founder of Minds at Work, a consulting group that works with senior leaders and teams in corporations, government and non-profits.

He is also the William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University where he codirects the Change Leadership Group and the Harvard-Macy Institute for the Reform of Medical Education

He has contributed to many articles and books on psychological development and he has published seven books, including the critically acclaimed:

An Everyone Culture – becoming a deliberately developmental organization (co written with Lisa Lahey) 2016Immunity to Change – 2009Change Leadership – A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools(2005)How the Way we talk can change the world – 2002The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development (1982)How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation (with Lisa Lahey, 2001)In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life (1994)’

Topics discussed:

  • How to build an everyone culture
  • The problem with brainstorming
  • Why individual beliefs and collective mindsets hold back change
  • How to become a deliberately developmental organisation (DDO)
  • How to create a culture of experimentation that celebrates smart failures
  • How to overcome ego in the workplace to foster stronger communication and innovation
  • What some of the world’s most progressive companies are doing to transform their culture
  • How self ideatist beliefs subsconsciously hold us back in our personal and professional lives

Show notes:


Get Robert’s books – www.amazon.com/Robert-Kegan/e/B000AP7UY4

Get Lisa Lahey’s books – www.amazon.com/Lisa-Laskow-Lahey…yline_cont_book_2 

Listen on iTunes: goo.gl/sMnEa0

Listen on Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future

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Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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