And: Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma

And: Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma


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AND is a resource for people who want to make a positive difference. How? By overcoming two obstacles: resistance to change and polarization. From a problem-solving perspective, either of these challenges could be overwhelming. From a Polarity Thinking™ perspective, both can be addressed by replacing Or with And when And is required.Regardless of the size of the system that you want to change, this book guides you through a clear process:1.Seeing: Is this an issue where And is required?2.Mapping: How can I see a more complete picture and respect alternative views?3.Assessing: How are we doing with this polarity?4.Learning: What can we learn from our assessment results?5.Leveraging: What action steps will we take to make a positive difference?Reading this book will help you address resistance to your efforts to make a difference. Also, it will help you address chronic conflicts that become vicious cycles as both sides become more polarized.You will learn when and how to bring And into your efforts to make a positive difference. When done well, supplementing Or-thinking with And-thinking will help you convert the wisdom of those resisting change into a resource to support a more effective change. And-thinking will help you join polarized groups and convert a vicious cycle into a benefit for all. The results will benefit both groups and the larger system of which they are a part.

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