Polarity Management: Managing Dilemmas, Not Fixing Problems

By: Rhea Blanken, FASAE

Not all problems are supposed to be solved. The practice of polarity management can be a useful approach to working with association clients, to help them get "unstuck," avoid "either/or" thinking, and see their challenges in new ways.

Consulting, providing intellectual knowledge and expertise to another, has advantages and drawbacks. Our clients want "The Answer" to fix their issues and problems, but that desire can surely be a drawback, as there rarely is The Answer. ...