Polarity Paper Alicia James

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POLARITY BY: Alicia James GB500-01N: Business Perspectives Due: March 22, 2011
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Polarities and polarity management According to the Little Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of polarity is the state of having poles or opposites. . According to Dr. Koestenbaum, the conflict between vision and reality is not a problem to be solved; it is a polarity to be managed. . Dr. Koestenbaum tells us that the ability to hold the conflicting concepts of vision and reality in your mind simultaneously is an essential part of the leadership mind. Being able to identify polarities, understanding the gap between two polar concepts, and feeling the tension created by the pull of both is part of being a leader. Polarities are competing values that need each other over time in order to achieve a greater purpose. Some common polarities that leaders face are as follows: Team-Individual, Work-Play, Life-Death, Rich-Poor, True-False, Us-Them, and Proactive-Reactive. When you look at each side of a polarity, you find that each side has positive and negative qualities. The challenge is to work to maximize the positive, while minimizing the negative qualities of both ends of the spectrum. In this process, a leader finds out that life is rarely entirely in one camp – the world is not
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course BUSINESS GB500 taught by Professor Jillfriestad-tate during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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