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)http://www.powerofted.com/book.html 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.