Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization

by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey. Harvard Business School Publishing, 2009.

Written by two Harvard professors, this book addresses humanity's tendency to resist change and offers a solution in the form of an immunity map that will help overcome a roadblock.


immunity map, how to use the map in relation to individual habits, organizational dynamics, overcoming change

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, congregants


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Change a specific behavior in order to become a more effective leader by using the immunity map as described in this resource.
  • Apply the immunity map to a congregational setting to overcome apprehensive feelings over change.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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