“And,” Making a Difference by Leveraging, Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma

GIODN is excited for our special guest Barry Johnson to share us some lessons from his book And, Making a Difference by Leveraging, Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma. Join us for the conversation! Using Or-thinking where And-thinking is required has been the demise of organizational change efforts. It has resulted in chronic polarization in organizations, nations, and international relations; has been a root cause of poverty, racism and sexism; has resulted in thousands of unnecessary deaths from COVID-19; and, has undermined our needed response to Climate Change. Beyond that, Or-thinking without its partner And-thinking does not serve us well in any dimension of our personal or professional lives. We should consider supplementing Or-thinking with And-thinking. A polarity lens can support us at every level of system from individual coaching to being global citizens dealing with complex, international issues. We will discuss its application in response to questions from participants.


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