Appendix B. Stages of Personal Development

As part of our last four years of research, we reviewed the major stage development frameworks and created our own framework of developmental stages that synthesizes previous stage descriptions and incorporates the empirical research described in Appendix A. In Table B.1, you'll see how our stages align with those articulated by Ken Wilber, Robert Kegan, Bill Torbert, and Susanne Cook-Greuter.[275]Most of this Appendix consists of a condensed version of our stage descriptions. It begins with the pre-Expert stages (not described elsewhere in the book) and goes on to summarize the stages from Expert to Synergist.[276]It ends by answering frequently asked questions about developmental stages and by discussing ...

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