Polarity describes the condition that arises when you must make a decision involving two equally crucial yet opposing options; understanding polarity allows you to transform such “dilemmas” into breakthroughs. Polarity is inherent in the structure of the Leadership Diamond®, as shown in the version of the Diamond below.
Polarity is a deep structure of human existence that must be understood in order to master the four Diamond components. Each component is itself ambiguous, paradoxical, conflicting, and comes with a polarity. Examples include:
This is a brief explanation of a very complex and powerful concept that is examined in much more detail in Peter Koestenbaum’s book The Philosophic Consultant
and also explored in more depth in our Greatness: The Leadership Calling™ service offering.