The Polarity of “Spirit And Self” – Through the Eyes of Kierkegaard

By |2023-06-19T11:23:09-04:00June 18th, 2023|Polarity Thinking, Self and Other|

Through Kierkegaard’s eyes, the “Spirt” and “Self” are one in the same. Therefore, despairing is a sickness in that “It” because it reveals the gap between the Self that is and the Self that reduces that Self’s full potentiation. “The self is a relation which relates to itself… A human being is a synthesis of [...]

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 [...]

Scaling Leadership w/a Confucius / Lao Tzu Mashup

By |2019-03-15T16:42:48-04:00March 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 [...]

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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