AND....Volume One: Foundations: Making a Difference by Levereging Polarity, Paradox, or Dilemma (Paperback)
AND is a resource for people who want to make a positive difference.
By overcoming two obstacles: resistance to change and polarization. From a problem-solving perspective, either of these challenges could be overwhelming. Regardless of the size of the system that you want to change, this book guides you through a clear process:
1.Seeing: Is this an issue where And is required
2.Mapping: How can I see a more complete picture and respect alternative views?
3.Assessing: How are we doing with this polarity?
4.Learning: What can we learn from our assessment results?
5.Leveraging: What action steps will we take to make a positive difference?
Reading this book will help you address resistance to your efforts to make a difference. Also, it will help you address chronic conflicts that become vicious cycles as both sides become more polarized.You will learn when and how to bring And into your efforts to make a positive difference. When done well, supplementing Or-thinking with And-thinking will help you convert the wisdom of those resisting change into a resource to support a more effective change. And-thinking will help you join polarized groups and convert a vicious cycle into a benefit for all. The results will benefit both groups and the larger system of which they are a part.