In a world where we have become conditioned to see many issues in terms of black and white, ‘either-or’ options, adopting a shades of grey ‘both and’ mindset may seem daunting and contradictory. Let me reassure you that fear is both real and false. Establishing new habits is always daunting at first and rarely as … More Polarity Series #5: Practicing Both And Thinking
What is the first thing you do when you see a caution sign? Wise individuals immediately slow down and scan their surroundings to gather more information about the potential threat. Then they plan their next steps or actions based on what they’ve learned. Managing a polarity employs the same principles. In order to consistently generate … More Polarity Series #4: Early Warning Signs and Action Plans
Welcome to Map Reading 2.0 – the third in my series on Polarity Thinking. So far we’ve examined the differences between a Problem or Polarity, and the component parts of a Polarity MapTM. In this post, we are going to look at some ways to better understand what our polarity map is showing us to … More Polarity Series #3: Map Reading 2.0
Maps. A tool that has likely been around since the beginning of time. Google the definition of map and the first entry to pop up states, “a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.” When you study maps in more detail, you notice there are directional arrows … More Polarity Series #2: Map Reading Basics
Peruse any number of job postings or Google the skills that employers seek in new recruits and chances are good that problem-solving will be mentioned. Often problem-solving is mentioned alongside related terms such as critical thinking, innovation, creativity and conflict resolution. The trouble with focusing on problem-solving is that not every challenge one encounters in … More Polarity Series #1: Do You Have a Problem or a Wicked Problem?