By applying root-cause theory-based processes, we can reliably guide you to make auto-self transformations to create repeated business successes. Our goal is to get you started and instill 2Selfs Worldview within you so you can sustain the transformation processes on your own.
Transformation Coaching. We provide robust assessments of a person’s auto-self characteristics to determine what might be inhibiting consistent successes. We then provide one-on-one coaching to transform the auto-behaviors and auto-contexts of those in need of fundamental improvement in executing their needed actions consistently and doing that without disrupting others.
Annual Culture Reconstruction Retreats. The 2Selfs Revolution book describes how this is the most reliable, systematic way to avoid the dreaded innovation deathtraps that sink so many companies with long histories of success. We can guide you through one or two of these transformations until you learn to do them on your own. This process will be the norm in 2Selfs Age and will greatly increase the timely incorporation of disruptive innovations into mature companies.
Transformability Workshops. We conduct workshop series (4-6 sessions spread about a month apart with practice between sessions) that will empower participants to overcome their discomfort while striving to help others transform their auto-self characteristics, to learn to hold others accountable for meeting their commitments, and to uncover and evaluate their certainty illusions.
Jump-Starting Transformability. Those of you who intend to be heroes by taking the lead in raising the supraevolutionary level of your human-activities profession and the best of you who will take up the challenge to be superheroes by leading the charge of the 2Selfs Revolution will need to become transformable in the several ways described in the book. We can help you jump-start this process so that you can be in a position to take transformative actions on your own.
Contact Barry@2Selfs.com to discuss services you may want.
Bio for Barry Borgerson
Dr. Barry Borgerson is the pioneer in developing a comprehensive theory to understand and manage our many hidden mental mechanisms including those that create involuntary habits (auto-behaviors) and automatic thought patterns (auto-contexts) that control “soft” success factors in business. He is a long-time master transformation coach who uses root-cause, mental-level transformation processes based on the first and so far only theory that models the many aspects of automatic human activities that determine the ability to achieve repeated business successes over long time horizons.
Barry graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in computer science (and one of his minors in the management of human resources). At the university, Barry co-led the multi-year DARPA-funded research project into fault-tolerant (self-repairing) computing—the Prime project. After leaving the university, he enjoyed an additional distinguished technical, technical management, and general management career in the computer field before turning his attention to developing 2Selfs Theory.
The technical phase of Barry’s career included inventing (while at the Sperry Corporate Research Center) the paradigm-breaking micro-architecture of a mainframe computer (Sperry Univac 1100/60), which was the first mainframe computer to employ large-scale integrated circuits—in the form of microprocessor slices. That computer generated several billion dollars in revenue, garnered six patents for Dr. Borgerson, and led to his promotion into senior technical management at Sperry Univac just two years out of the university. Dr. Borgerson published many technical articles, presented papers at US and international symposia (winning the best-paper award at a conference in England), chaired two international computer conferences, and was the elected chair of the US association of computer architects. He also was an invited member of the first delegation of computer experts from the US to tour China in 1978, before tourist visits were possible for Americans
Barry enjoyed increasing leadership responsibilities during the technical management phase of his career that included managing all product and technology research for Sperry Univac and serving as an elected officer of a publicly traded company (Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc.) in charge of all technical and operations activities. He also led the successful effort (at Unisys) to develop innovative first-to-market high-speed image processing systems to replace electromechanical check processing equipment.
The general management phase of Barry’s career provided many leadership-development opportunities for himself and those he led. Barry’s exceptional successes in technical management at Unisys led to his promotion to VP and GM of a business unit that included the technical activities he previously led. After achieving outstanding results as a business-unit general manager, Unisys promoted Barry to Group VP and GM of a diversified, multinational business group that included his old business unit. A search firm recruited Barry away from Unisys to become CEO of Cimage Corporation, a multinational software and services document-imaging company. Notable accomplishments during the general management phase of his career included turning around a plant that was about to be closed by leading a major culture change, transforming a hostile union into a cooperative partner, and turning unprofitable, stagnant businesses into profitability and growth.
Dr. Borgerson has served on the board of directors of several for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. Since 2011, he has been a pro bono mentor for Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in Durham, North Carolina where he also interviews mentor applicants, selects new mentors, and trains new mentors and lead mentors.
As Barry studied the barriers to achieving star execution, instilling disruptive innovations, and creating culture change in the businesses he led, he resurrected an old interest in the automatic mode of human activities. As he began developing the outlines of 2Selfs Theory, his old interest became an object of intense study. As he successfully applied the theory-based techniques he developed to create discontinuous improvements in businesses he led, the intense study became a passion. Eventually, he became convinced that he had unique insights into how to maximize the effectiveness of our automatic activities, so he decided to retire early from a lucrative executive career to pursue creating 2Selfs Theory. Barry was able to test and refine the effectiveness of the 2Selfs Theory improvement processes he developed through coaching business leaders to transform their dysfunctional auto-behaviors and guiding businesses to reconstruct their cultures through auto-context reconstructions. As Barry continued developing the details of 2Selfs Theory, he noticed that in addition to problems in business, many other aspects of society were also increasingly suffering from the inability to solve a growing suite of human-activities problems. The breakthroughs Dr. Borgerson achieved in penetrating the many mechanisms of auto-contexts empowered him to gain visibility into the long-term problem-solving cycles of the West, achieve the insight that we are now in the terminal phase of the greatness of the Modern West, and broadly apply 2Selfs Theory across our current widespread problems. In 2011, Barry published the award-winning book The Auto-Self: The Key to Creating Star Performance and to Becoming a Star Yourself. That book focused on business success and particularly on transforming undesirable auto-behaviors. His 2Selfs Revolution book presents the culmination of three decades of theory building and practice and provides major breakthroughs in understanding and explicitly managing auto-contexts across broad ranges of our mega-problems, creating the blueprint to launch the 2Selfs Revolution so we can resurrect the greatness of the West.
Dr. Borgerson is the first to have 2Selfs Worldview instilled within his auto-self, so he sees human activities differently, and in crucial ways more powerfully, than others currently do. Barry offers coaching clients a unique combination of his extensive, successful executive leadership experience, his deep understanding of the underlying mental mechanisms that control automatic human activities, and his root-cause, theory-anchored techniques that guide leaders to transform their auto-behaviors to execute at previously unachievable and unexpected levels. He also applies these assets to coach businesses to reconstruct their culture (shared auto-contexts) to inculcate discontinuous innovations commensurate with their availability, to lead workshops to empower participants to overcome their own discomforts when transforming others, and to train transformation coaches using a round-robin process where each new coach both receives coaching and coaches a different participant.
You can contact Barry at Barry@2Selfs.com