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Episode 14: Polarity Thinking and Deliberate Creativity

Polarities are opposites possibilities that exist in tension with each other. Dr. Liz Monroe-Cook explains polarity thinking and the importance of understanding polarities in order to engage in deliberate creative thinking.

What You’ll Learn

  • What polarities are and their importance in our lives.
  • Hear several examples of polarities that you’ll recognize in your own life.
  • How one organization used polarity thinking and polarity mapping to develop a win-win solution to what would have been a win-lose or even lose-lose situation.
  • How to create a polarity map to begin to examine polarities in your own life.

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The Weekly Challenge

The weekly challenge is to create your own polarity map, as Liz explains in the episode [17:03].  After completing the map, share any insights or learning about yourself in the Comments. You can also use the Comments section to ask Liz Monroe-Cook questions about polarity thinking.



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