Author Archives: Ken Anbender

About Ken Anbender

Kenneth Anbender Ph.D. has spent the last 50 years working with more than a hundred thousand people directly on the principles and methods that support the fulfillment of a human life — in community and at work. He has developed a body of work that is licensable called The Contegrity Approach.

The Three Perspectives (Learning, Training, and Development) and Their Different Worldviews

[Please note that this post is longer than normal given that it addresses and compares three viewpoints. I am posting it as one integrated conversation given that it culminates in the third part. You might want to read it a … Continue reading

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Our Nasty Little Secret: We Don’t Know Jack About Development

It is time for an aside after my last post regarding development as an investment. And that is while we might understand the word “development”, that does not mean we have much of a deep grounding nor power regarding “development”. … Continue reading

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The Investment Model of Development (or the Stupidity of Being Short-Sighted in Long-term Relations)

It never seems like the right time to stop the current action in favor of development. Development makes things worse before they get better. So, it doesn’t seem immediately practical to bet on development when using a “thing-based” short-term timing … Continue reading

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An Alternate Grammar (for Fulfillment)

If the difference between considering oneself to be a person (a “personhood” orientation) or considering oneself to be a “connected self” (more “a Way of Unfolding Life” — see prior post) has a marked impact on the chances for living … Continue reading

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“Personhood” vs. “Connected Self” — What Kind of “Who” are “You”?

The very idea of “who one is” is fraught with peril. There is almost no good answer in normal conversation — if one’s interest is fulfillment. And many of the answers are downright suppressive, not to mention deeply misleading, as … Continue reading

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Unfolding as a Timing

If I were pushed to summarize the essence of the Contegrity Approach in a single phrase, I would say, “unfolding Life into a fulfillment.” Obviously, the three key terms there are “unfolding“, “Life“, and “fulfillment“. Let’s see if we can unpack … Continue reading

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Unfolding Power

The third leg of the Contegrity Approach’s “triangle of fulfillment” is “power“. In all likelihood, what I mean by power, and what people normally think of as power, have little to do with each other. This discrepancy is quite parallel to … Continue reading

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Engaging in “What’s Fitting” vs. Just “Fitting In”

The second aspect of the “Triangle of Fulfillment” (see earlier post) that I would like to address further is that of “fit“. There are many senses of use of the term “fit“. The closest usage to what I mean here is … Continue reading

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Freedom From vs. Freedom For

As a follow-up to the Primer Regarding Fulfillment post, I’d like to address each of the three aspects of the “triangle of fulfillment” —  Free, Fitting, and Powerful. First, I’d like to address Free or Freedom. (And let us recognize and … Continue reading

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A Primer Regarding Fulfillment

Contegrity Wisdom takes as the aim of its work addressing the question, “What fulfills a human life?” It does not settle for what adjusts a human life, what makes for a successful human life, or what makes life fun and … Continue reading

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