This is an interlude in the series on the TED* 7 Daily Practices.  However, the fact that we in the United States celebrated Independence Day yesterday is a cause to pause and share a few thoughts related to its meaning – and how TED* makes the way for us all to declaration our Interdependence.

Stephen R. Covey, in his now classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, frames his habits along a “maturity continuum” that helps us evolve from a paradigm of Dependence through Independence and, eventually, into Interdependence.

The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) helps facilitate movement along that continuum.  The Dreaded Dream Triangle (DDT) and its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer are clearly rooted in the mindset of Dependence.

TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) helps us gain a “new center” of Independence by adopting a Creator Orientation from which to live a life focused on a sense of purpose and resourcefulness.  As we grow into TED* and develop the capabilities of the Creator, Challenger and Coach roles, they naturally progress into interacting with others and embodying the Interdependent paradigm as we collaborate with other Co-Creators.


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