LEARNING IS NOT ENOUGH.
Learning is cognitive, and involves taking in new information and concepts. Development is
transformational, emotional and cultural, and allows us to see, act and think in new ways.
Real change that lasts requires an active and creative synthesis of both.
WE GROW OUTSIDE-IN,
Traditional psychology says that learning and growth start on the inside. But research shows that we're first and foremost a social species, and that individual, internalized growth actually only happens through interacting with others.
We learn and grow socially.
WE ARE MORE
THAN WHO WE ARE.
Being grounded in who we are is just the beginning. Relating to ourselves and our organizations as
“becoming” — seeing change as constant — is crucial for understanding what is needed and how to grow.
We are both who we are and who we are becoming, at the same time.
WE MADE EVERYTHING.
Most of our lives and work — our rules, language, belief systems, norms, etc. — was made up by humans. But we often forget this, and think “that's just the way it is.” Well, it's not. We can re-ignite our capacity to make up the stuff of our lives — both personal and professional.
CREATIVITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT.
Creativity doesn't just belong to artists and poets, and it's not just about coming up with new ideas. It's how we lead, make choices, talk and listen to others, and carry on relationships. Everyday human creativity can and should be a vital part of how work gets done.