Center for Creative Leadership Workshop

Originally aired on March 19, 2021
Presented by Marin Burton
While some issues are problems with a definite answer, the more challenging issues are polarities — situations in which both sides have benefits and drawbacks. Attempting to address these issues with traditional problem solving skills only makes things worse.

Individuals who can distinguish between a problem to solve and a polarity to manage are much more effective in all aspects of their lives. In this session, we will explore Polarity Thinking and how people can use this lens to effectively manage individual, team or organizational challenges. We will also engage with a mapping tool designed to help an individual think through ideas within various polarities. When used successfully, it helps identify the upsides and downsides of each pole, resulting in a whole picture of the polarity to be managed.
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