The paradox of innovation

From The Heart of Inno­va­tion: Orga­ni­za­tions want struc­tures, maps, models, guide­lines, and systems. On the other hand, that’s all too often the stuff that squelches inno­va­tion, driving it under­ground or out the door. True inno­va­tion is about allowing room enough for paradox to be a teacher and guide — and to accept, at least for a little longer than usual, ambi­guity, disso­nance, and discom­fort — the age-old precur­sors to break­through. · Go to The paradox of inno­va­tion →

The Stockdale Paradox: How optimism creates resilience

From Big Think: The Stock­dale Paradox really defines the opti­mism that is most impor­tant in becoming a resilient person and that is, when you’re faced with a chal­lenge or a trauma, you look at that chal­lenge objec­tively. You might make the assess­ment, ‘I’m in really big trouble.’ You have a real­istic assess­ment of what you’re facing. On the other hand, you have the atti­tude and the confi­dence to say, ‘But I will prevail. I’m in a tough spot, but I will prevail.’ That is the opti­mism that relates to resilience.  · Go to The Stock­dale Paradox: How opti­mism creates resilience →

Resolving the trust paradox

From John Habel: Paradox is basi­cally a puzzle, often juxta­posing two elements that at first seem like contra­dic­tions or at least defy expla­na­tion. Isn’t a center for the edge a contra­dic­tion in terms? How could that be? By engaging with a paradox and trying to sort through the apparent contra­dic­tion, one can often generate profound new insights that expand under­standing. · Go to Resolving the trust paradox →

Vincent Kenny: Ecology of mind

Vincent Kenny is the Director of the Insti­tute of Construc­tivist Psychology in Dublin and the Director of the Accad­emia Costrut­tivista di Terapia Sistemica in Rome. He works inter­na­tion­ally as an orga­ni­za­tional consul­tant applying the frame­work of systemic construc­tivism for the improve­ment of human living and working in orga­ni­za­tions, in fami­lies, in indi­vid­uals.

This he does specif­i­cally in rela­tion to dissolving inertia, diffi­cul­ties, unhap­pi­ness and para­doxes within networks of conver­sa­tions and in the joint construc­tion of novel sharable viable human futures.

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