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 [...]

Thanks to Your Donations – A LIVE EVENT!

By |2020-03-12T12:03:50-04:00March 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 [...]

Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

By |2020-03-11T09:05:51-04:00September 10th, 2019|Polarity Thinking, Polarity Thinking and Problem-solving Thinking, Self and Other|

Leadership expert Liz Wiseman explores these two leadership styles analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman has identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use—even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. (NOTE: Wizeman’s focus on [...]

Top 10 Realities of All Polarities: A Brief Summary and More Thorough Explanation

By |2019-04-16T08:46:23-04:00April 16th, 2019|Polarity Thinking, Polarity Thinking and Problem-solving Thinking|

They are interdependent pairs that need each other over time and energy systems in which we live in and which live in us. Polarities have been important in history and in our lives. Polarities go by different names: Paradox, Dilemma, Tensions, etc. Leaders, teams, and organizations that leverage polarities well outperform those who don’t. Each [...]

Polarity Thinking AND Problem-solving | Continuity AND Transformation | Collective Justice AND Individual Justice | Freedom AND Equality | Self AND Other

By |2018-12-15T19:44:55-05:00July 4th, 2015|Continuity and Transformation, Freedom AND Equality, Individual Justice and Collective Justice, Polarity Thinking, Polarity Thinking and Problem-solving Thinking, Self and Other|

Independence Day Reflections on a Few of My Heroes “Polarity Thinking is a supplement to either/or problem-solving thinking – not a replacement.” Barry Johnson, PhD Our individual and collective effort to achieve independence was not expected to succeed. Against the odds the grand experiment of American independence and its representative self-government has succeeded. Bucking the idea of [...]

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