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Either/Or Thinking


Forget “either/or” thinking. It is one of the biggest obstacles to creative- and opportunity-minded thinking. In a world and culture of almost unlimited options and choices, this artificial distinction of choosing one thing over another as if there is only one right choice can result in a missed – perhaps better – opportunity.

While you may prefer one thing over another, I challenge you to think in terms of “both/and”: how things could be done in harmony and synergistically with one another, and not to the exclusion of one over the other.

A mature aspect of human and leadership development rests with our ability to hold two seemingly opposite and perhaps contradictory things at once. Once you get curious about how both of these things can co-exist, the opportunities become limitless.

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