Graves was a psychology professor who, over a lifetime, developed the theory that explains the development of humans over time.
“The emergent, cyclical, double-helix model of the adult human biopsychosocial systems development”
Not the catchiest of all names, but, as Graves once stated himself: "It is what it is."
In short, his theory describes the ever emerging human and his/her value systems in a cyclical way. As our environment and the related challenges evolve, new, more complex levels of human existence get triggered and new coping mechanisms develop within us.
This is best visualized in a double-helix in which one of them represents the environment and the other one the individual.
Each level of existence comes with a specific way of thinking, key values, a preferred leadership style etc., which makes the ECLET theory so relevant to coaching, consulting, conflict resolution, corporate culture and lots of other fields of application.
9 Levels is a set of tools that allows us to measure the Graves levels in individuals, groups and organizations.
This helps to:
The German version of our book about Graves is available HERE.
The English version is in the final stretch and will be published soon.