Houston APT November Program

2012 – A Psycho-Social Status Report – Your Development Becomes More Critical

Barbara Brown (INTJ) Presenter

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Bilingual Education Institute
6060 Richmond Avenue
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
(guest fee $5)

& Continental Breakfast
9:30 – Noon Program
BYOL at nearby restaurant
(Buy Your Own Lunch)

About the Program 

If you turn on the TV, you might think all our social and economic problems can be laid at the feet of corrupt politicians — those from the other side of the aisle.  Jungians, on the other hand point out that a leader is often just a projection of the collective unconscious of the followers.  As a society becomes more dysfunctional, the leaders on whom such projections can stick become more and more toxic.  This is true of Wall Street “leaders” as well.  Dysfunctional consumers, investors and employees are creating the “leaders” their self-defeating behaviors deserve.

Einstein put it well — you can’t solve a problem from the level of thinking that created it.  Graves, Kegan and Wilber have provided us with convincing evidence that mental development doesn’t stop when you hit 18.  They have identified step-like “forms of mind” that adults need to move through if they are to be able to cope with the life conditions of our ever more complex world.

Graves points out that as your current form of mind solves the immediate problems of your life, success itself creates more complex problems.  We sometimes call these new issues unintended consequences.  The problem is not political, or even social.  It is rather that our rate of technological change has outpaced human ability to cope with the life conditions complex technologies create.  Unfortunately, most of our change management research suggests that things have to get really bad (we need to hit bottom) before we are willing to admit that simply repeating old behaviors won’t solve these more complex problems.  We must widen our perspective to engage in more complex thinking and sophisticated behaviors appropriate to our current complex life conditions.

Join us for an analysis of current life conditions and the personal development we will need to undergo if we are to be “fit” for modern life.  This development is something you need to do for yourself, however it’s important to find a supportive environment to help you get there.  Come and start today.

About the Speaker

Barbara Brown has applied innovative strategic planning, systems theory and adult development methodologies to design and implementation of complex, multinational IT systems for over 30 years.  She is founder of Technology Transformations, which provides high-end enterprise services, solution-driven process designs and business strategies to SMB clients in carefully targeted, affordable chunks.

Making sense of complex businesses by synchronizing technology, systems, processes and culture helps grow smaller, profitable, robust, stable organizations focused on the leader’s purpose.  New business models based on the latest understanding of psycho-social systems offer a compelling alternative in the today’s struggling economy.


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