Harvard Developmental psychologist Dr Robert Kegan drew on the work of Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy in which he referred to human beings as “meaning-making machines”. This idea asserts that humans’ primary motivation is to make sense of life and that people are constantly making meaning, especially in adverse or pressurised circumstances. In the light of that, what meaning are we to make of the new world order in which we find ourselves? Times of change and distrust create challenges and some valuable lessons for leaders.
INSEAD Knowledge, 2016