Sharing Both/And Thinking

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What's a polarity? It's when two pairs of values are independent, and when both are required for success. Common polarities in organizations are individuals and teams, quality and cost, people and results. If a company embraces just one of these poles in a polarity, and neglects the other, they begin a process of bouncing back in forth between the two, confusing everyone in the process. At worst, they stay committed to one of the two poles, believing this is the right answer and creating a gradual spiraling downward.  I recently had the opportunity to share these concepts with the Virginia Society of CPAs and found an inquisitive and open audience, eager to master the art of polarities. What a joy to experience!

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