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Polarities - a new tool I picked up

... at a recent Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) session. The tool can be used to help a team work through how to manage two objectives that appear to contradict each other. Examples: profit and environment, competition and collaboration.

A team I work with at St John have been grappling with the tension between task delivery and relationships, or as they call it accountability versus kindness. Sounds like polarities to me! The team took to the tool like a polar bears to an ice burg. The exercise is not complete yet, but finding an effective balance between accountability and kindness will result in team growth.

Thanks Gary Connolly, Gary Thomass, Zoltan Varadi, Tertia du Plooy, Jennifer Edwards, Deshneil Hanif, Jeannette Perez Mawyin, Rene Bosman for being part of the experiment.

If you would like to know more about polarities and other tools that can help your team grow please get in touch.


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