Immunity to Change: Brené Brown and Lisa Lahey and You
If you’re tired of finding yourself on the couch with a can of Pringles watching Outlander instead of rolling out your yoga mat in the back row of class like you’d intended, this is for you. If you’re inwardly cringing as you watch yourself take over the agenda and help your team see the wisdom of your solution disguised as a “Let’s brainstorm!” discussion, despite your sincere intention to be more collaborative, this is for you.
I was lucky to learn about Immunity to Change 9 years ago, back when Dr. Lisa Lahey and Dr. Bob Kegan were still training people themselves on the Harvard campus. I spent two days diving deep into their ground-breaking work. First, as you might have guessed, we dove into our own stuff. In the company of people from four continents and a variety of professional fields, I opened up my heart and mind to my partner and showed them my deepest insecurities: that I wasn’t good enough, that my business would fail, that I’d be publicly humiliated, and more.
And wow, my mind was blown when my personal Immunity to Change was revealed. I’d done loads of self-help and therapy in the past, but this was truly something different than I’d never seen before. I’ve been making Immunity to Change maps with individuals and teams ever since, and the stories I can tell about the results could melt even the Grinch’s heart.
You can imagine my delight when I saw Brené’s two-part session with the incomparable Dr. Lahey drop on her Dare to Lead podcast. Because here’s the thing—looking honestly at your stuff with another human is (to use a word practically synonymous with Brené) vulnerable.
But Brené has a way of going first, showing all her flaws and shame and insecurities with both chagrin and humor, in a way that helps us see that we, too, can do hard things.
How about it? Ready to brush off the Pringle crumbs and see what the heck is really going on? Hint: it’s not laziness or lack of willpower or anything wrong with you at all. Seriously!
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