Partnerships and Polarity Management
When we encounter challenges in partnership we generally see them as problems we must solve. We come by this tendency honestly as we have been trained to look for “the answer” to our problems. But is this possible and even in the best interests of building effective and impactful partnerships?
In Barry Johnson’s excellent book, Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems he considers a fundamental questions when encountering challenging problems: “Is this a problem we can solve, or is it an ongoing polarity, paradox, or dilemma that we must manage well?”
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Sep 01, 2021
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