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Mar 8, 2024

When faced with tension or a dilemma, many people seek to resolve it by focusing on one solution or another. However, in situations where a polarity may be at play, supplementing this “either/or” thinking with “both/and” thinking is crucial for successfully navigating change and conflict, thereby leading to better results and greater harmony.

As the creator of the first polarity map and set of principles, Dr. Barry Johnson has been sharing his passion for polarity thinking with a wide range of organizations around the world since 1975. He is also the chairman of Polarity Partnerships, which has helped build a collaborative international community of polarity practitioners, and the author of “Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems.” In Episode 179 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, Barry discusses the following:

  • The concept of polarities – which are interdependent pairs that need each other over time, as well as energy systems in which we live and work – and why it’s crucial to understand them
  • The importance of distinguishing between problems to solve and polarities to leverage
  • Real-world examples of companies that have navigated polarities in order to optimize results 
  • How polarities may be particularly helpful in the context of organizational change

To learn more about polarities and access a variety of resources, including training and certification programs, visit, or email Barry at

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