In the Press


January 1, 2014 | MSNBC

Making and keeping New Year’s resolutions

Harvard Professor Lisa Lahey, author of “Right Weight, Right Mind,” talks about why people can be so resistant to change and the best way to keep New Year’s resolutions.
December 31, 2012 | The Atlantic

This Online Class Wants to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

An interview with Harvard professor Lisa Lahey about her upcoming EdX course, “Unlocking the Immunity to Change”.
September 20, 2013 | Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

Efficacy of Immunity-to-Change Coaching for Leadership Development

This study is the first formal, quantitative investigation of the effectiveness of Immunity-to-Change coaching for leadership development. Forty-five supervisors who engaged in Immunity-to-Change coaching were compared with a comparison group of 25 supervisors from the same company to determine whether coached participants reported more progress on their leadership development goals than did comparisons. Extensive analyses revealed that the coached group reported significantly more progress towards their leadership goals than their comparison group counterparts.
March 17, 2012 | The New York Times

Helping Managers Find, and Fix, Their Flaws

Natasha Singer interviews executive clients coached by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey and reports on their successes.
January 2009 | O Magazine

You Don’t Need More Willpower

Based on her interviews with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, author Holly Brubach describes and explains how to uncover your personal immunity to change and what to do about it.

In Print

2010 | Helsing, D., and Lisa Lahey

Unlocking Leadership Potential: Overcoming Immunities to Change

in Kram, K., Hall, T., and Bunker, K. (eds.) Extraordinary Leadership:  Filling the Gaps in Senior Executive Development (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass)
2009 | Kegan, R. and Lisa Lahey

Adult Development and Organizational Leadership

in N. Nohria and R. Khurana (eds.), Advancing Leadership: Theory and Practice (Boston: Harvard Business School Press)
2009 | Kegan, R. and Lisa Lahey

From Subject to Object: A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Reflective Practice

in Lyons, N. (ed.) Handbook of Reflective Practice (Cambridge, MA: Springer)
2008 | Helsing, D., Annie Howell, Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

Putting the ‘Development’ in Professional Development: Understanding and Overturning Educational Leaders’ Immunities to Change

(Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 78, Number 3)