Deborah Helsing, Ed.D., is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She teaches courses in adult development, Immunity to Change, and she co-teaches a course titled, Practicing Leadership Inside and Out. She also provides individualized executive coaching to high potential educational leaders as part of the Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D.) program. In addition to her faculty appointment, Helsing is a co-director at Minds at Work, an organization assisting individuals, teams, and organizations in making personal and collective change. Helsing is published in leading academic journals and is a co-author of the following books: An Everyone Culture (2016), Right Weight/Right Mind (2016), and Change Leadership (2006). Helsing holds a B.A. in English from Grinnell College, a master's degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate from HGSE.
A Few Quotes From This Episode
"I've been lucky enough to follow my own questions...I never had a map of what I wanted my career to look like. I felt like I could follow my interests and I've been lucky enough to connect with people I could learn from, grow with, and continue on.""(The Immunity to Change Exercise) is a little bit like a Trojan horse...maybe your improvement goal was very focused on one thing, but if you get to something powerful…it does start to impact other areas of your life."“Development is one important factor in someone's effectiveness as a leader."
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
Journal Article - Understanding leadership from the inside out: Assessing leadership potential using constructive-developmental theoryBook - Immunity to ChangeBook - In Over Our Heads Learning Opportunity - Immunity to Change - Facilitator TrainingLearning Opportunity - Programs at a GlanceFollow Minds at Work on LinkedInOrganization - Positive Intelligence
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