32 episodes

Just because you’re a grown-up, it doesn’t mean you’re done growing. We want to demystify the ways we keep growing as grown-ups by sharing with you what both science and experience has taught us.

Growing As Grown-Ups Growing As Grown Ups

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Just because you’re a grown-up, it doesn’t mean you’re done growing. We want to demystify the ways we keep growing as grown-ups by sharing with you what both science and experience has taught us.

    Episode 32: Finding Your Center of Gravity with Dr. Nancy Popp

    Episode 32: Finding Your Center of Gravity with Dr. Nancy Popp

    In this episode, Dr. Nancy Popp goes deep on vertical development based on her 35+ years of studying and assessing where people are on the journey. She is one of the foremost experts on the subject-object interview method, which is how we assess Leader Levels. 

    You will feel like you're sitting in on a college developmental psychology class as Keith and Nancy paint a picture of the vertical development journey in language different to the way we have spoken about it so far.

    Nancy Popp earned her EdD. in adult developmental psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she worked with Robert Kegan. Her initial work on psychological boundaries has expanded over the years to include issues of identity, conflict, and consciousness. Nancy is one of the foremost experts in the Subject-Object Interview and Constructive-developmental psychology. She uses both extensively in her work as a developmental coach, mentor, trainer, consultant, teacher, writer and researcher. Her book, The New Science of Conflict, co-authored with Dr. Richard McGuigan, is published by SUNY press. 

    Don't miss this great episode!

    • 59 min
    Episode 31: The Evolving Self with Dr. Robert Kegan

    Episode 31: The Evolving Self with Dr. Robert Kegan

    n this episode, Dr. Robert Kegan shares wisdom and personal stories drawn from his more than forty years of research and writing on adult development.  From caterpillars to poker to faith, Robert addresses the gift of our potential to grow, and ultimately our endeavor not to die.

    Dr. Kegan is the William and Miriam Meehan Research Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, his research and writing on adult development have influenced the practice of leadership development, executive coaching, and culture change throughout the world.  His impact on Keith's personal journey has been profound and, in turn, foundational in the work we do here at The Leaders Lyceum.

    Join Dr. Kegan & Keith as they deep dive into what it means to cultivate a developmental culture for yourself, and for those around you.I

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 30: Success Mindsets w. Dr. Ryan Gottfredson

    Episode 30: Success Mindsets w. Dr. Ryan Gottfredson

    You've no doubt asked the question (or at least thought about it!) - what do leaders need to do to be effective? The thing is, leadership isn't just about doing the right thing, it's also being someone people want to follow.

    So how do we successfully tap into the 'being' side of leadership?

    In this episode, Dr. Ryan Gottfredson shares his work in the realm of mindsets, neuroscience, and vertical development. His Success Mindsets help us grow beyond a self-protective mindset and move into a more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated way to make sense of the world. He believes that by growing ourselves in this way we are actually healing ourselves.

    Join Sara and Ryan as they “geek out” over these ideas.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 29: Work-Life Balance with Dr. Julie Wayne

    Episode 29: Work-Life Balance with Dr. Julie Wayne

    When it comes to work-life balance - do you think of ‘balance’ as a noun or a verb?

    In this episode, our guest, Dr. Julie Wayne shares wisdom on what a healthy work-life balance looks like, and offers practical ways to actually achieve it.

    Dr. Julie Holliday Wayne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Furman University in 1993 and her Masters and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Georgia. In her research, she studies sexual harassment, work-life balance, and workgroup diversity and has published in top management journals and her work has been highlighted in Forbes, Fox News, the Chicago Times, Parent Magazine, and others.

    • 52 min
    Episode 28: Living a Productive (& Soul-Focused) Life with Theresa Ward

    Episode 28: Living a Productive (& Soul-Focused) Life with Theresa Ward

    This week, Dr. Sara Musgrove sits down with Theresa Ward to unpack the question...Theresa loves to find the balance between creative concepts and diligent details – it is encoded in her DNA! She has dedicated her career to bridging gaps from brainstorms to finish lines. She embraces work that involves both big-picture strategies and rigorous roll-up-the-sleeves tasks. Don't miss out on this great episode!

    Connect with Theresa on LinkedIn, Instagram, and at The Fiery Feather.

    Did you know we also post videos of our podcast conversations on YouTube for those who prefer to watch rather than listen?

    • 48 min
    Episode 27: Fuel for Growth: Values

    Episode 27: Fuel for Growth: Values

    Have you ever taken the time to consider what your life’s legacy will be? Have you put down on paper the values that are important to you and been honest with yourself about how well you are living into them? 

    In this episode, the fourth and final in our ‘Fuel for Growth’ summer series, Keith & Sara continue the conversation about unpacking the power and importance of being intentional in naming your values and using them as the True North on your journey toward growing into the person you want to be.  

    We would love to hear your feedback on any ways we can improve! If there is anything that “you like…”, “you wish…”, or “you wonder…” about our content, our guests, our hosts(!), please reach out via grownups@leaderslyceum.com

    • 54 min

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SJA1528 ,

Thank You

A wonderful guide for exploring the fascinating case study that is you.

rosscarl ,

Very pertinent to our current world

I enjoy all episodes of this podcast, but this episode, which aired on Election Day but I am just listening to now, should be a requirement to serve in Congress or the White House. What a great conversation and reflection in listening to others.

LOggtATL ,

Am I part of the problem?

In this election cycle, where so many of us are feeling frustrated, anxious, angry, etc, this is an episode that shines light in some dark places. If I am not listening with curiosity to colleagues and friends who hold different perspectives than my own, I am part of the problem. Karl and Keith identify ways to lean in and be curious , to be brave and be kind, with those who hold different viewpoints than my own. When I can really understand the other’s perspective, I chose growth.

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