Why Leaders Need To Learn To Be Able To Handle Ambiguity

By |2023-01-10T17:40:08-05:00January 10th, 2023|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Polarity Thinking, Polarity Thinking and Problem-solving Thinking|

(Cliff Kayser of Polarity Partnerships, LLC is provides this summary w/additions from an August article in FORBES by Roger Trap.) So complex is the modern business environment that leaders are confronting paradoxes on a regular basis. They want to protect their core business at the same time as innovating for the future; they are looking [...]

Hate Friends’ or Colleagues’ POVs? Here’s the Secret to Getting Along

By |2023-01-10T17:36:47-05:00January 1st, 2023|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Polarity Thinking, The Polarity Assessment™|

(Cliff Kayser of Polarity Partnerships, LLC provides this summary w/additions from an August 2022 article that appeared in NEWSWEEK by colleagues Marianne Lewis and Wendy Smith.) Today's world is becoming increasingly fractured. Confirmation bias abounds where people stay within safe circles of friends and colleagues who agree with them, and the opinions they hear mirror [...]

Hybrid work isn’t working: Here’s a better approach

By |2023-01-10T17:35:57-05:00December 27th, 2022|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Polarity Thinking, The Polarity Assessment™|

(Cliff Kayser of Polarity Partnerships, LLC provides this summary w/additions from an August 2022 article in FastCompany by colleagues Marianne Lewis and Wendy Smith.) How can adopting ‘both/and thinking’ to move beyond a simple yet often destructive formula and develop more creative and productive solutions. While we want the best of home and work, too [...]

Applicable excerpts from the book, “Both/And Leadership: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems”

By |2022-09-11T08:11:08-05:00September 11th, 2022|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Polarity Thinking|

The rock stars of paradox research, Wendy Smith and Marianne Lewis, just released their book, “Both/And Leadership: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems” in which they say early-on: From page 11: We draw from Eastern philosophy, such as that set forth by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching and from Western philosophy, [...]

Empowerment In a Difficult Time

By |2021-01-09T11:41:36-05:00January 9th, 2021|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Polarity Thinking|

A friend asked me for Polarity Maps that might be helpful in this difficult time. I’m sharing several that are part of a chapter for the Volume 2 of “And” Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma (which hasn’t been published and the attached hasn’t been edited for publication, FYI). Technically, I shouldn’t [...]

Thanks to Your Donations – A LIVE EVENT!

By |2020-03-12T12:03:50-05:00March 11th, 2020|Both/And Polarity Leveraging, Institute for Polarities of Democracy, Polarity Thinking, Polarity Thinking and Problem-solving Thinking|

A special invitation just went out to key political and policy influencers from government, non-profit, academia, and think-tanks for a May 13th workshop entitled:  From Polarized to Optimized.  We only had space for 30 people -- so if you didn't get an invitation and are experiencing FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), Fear not!  We’re exploring ways to [...]

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