4/28 – Kegan and Lahey on developing an Everyone Culture

Leadership Quote / April-June 2016

“Imagine so valuing the importance of developing people’s capabilities that you design a culture that itself immersively sweeps every member of the organization into an ongoing developmental journey in the course of working every day. Imagine making the organization itself – and not separate, extra benefits – the incubator of capability. Imagine hardwiring development into your bottom line so that, along with asking whether your culture is fostering the other elements of business success (such as profitability or the consistent quality of your offering), you ask – demand – that your culture as a whole, visibly and in the regular, daily operations of the company, be a continuous force on behalf of people overcoming their limitations and blind spots and improving their mastery of increasingly challenging work.”

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, 2016, page 5.

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