Make and Keep Us All Great: The Polarities of Democracy

By |2020-03-03T17:03:31-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Continuity and Transformation, Freedom and Authority, Freedom AND Equality, Individual Justice and Collective Justice, Institute for Polarities of Democracy, Polarity Thinking|

(Portions of the text below is taken from an article by William Benet, PhD, Suzanne Rackl, MM, CFRE, CFRM and Cliff Kayser, MSHR, MSOD, PCC) In 2017, the Institute for Polarities of Democracy was established as a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization to promote and advance the Polarity Thinking theory of Dr. Barry Johnson and the Polarities of Democracy [...]

A Blueprint to Revive American Democracy

By |2019-08-05T18:54:25-05:00August 4th, 2019|Freedom and Authority, Institute for Polarities of Democracy, Polarity Thinking|

Many writers now say we’re in code blue, and we need a blueprint to revive American Democracy. In his Washington Post August 4th review of two books Carlos Lazoda highlights how in the weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the muse of the death-of-democracy bookshelf began expanding – and not focused exclusively on Trump. He says, “The [...]

Scaling Leadership w/a Confucius / Lao Tzu Mashup

By |2019-03-15T16:42:48-05:00March 13th, 2019|Freedom and Authority, Institute for Polarities of Democracy, Part and Whole, Participation and Representation, Scaling Leadership, Self and Other|

After reading Bob Anderson's book, "Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most" I've been thinking a lot about...well, that. I took one of my favorite quotes by Confucius (see original below) and my favorite quote from Lao Tzu (the people said, "we did it ourselves"). Hence, mashup. Lot's of good [...]

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