The Center for Creative Leadership identified it as the second-most important strategy leaders can develop.
F. Scott Fitzgerald deemed it the test of a first-rate intelligence.
Congress is obviously clueless about it.
What is it?
You see, all too often we need our opposites to understand the bigger picture, the viewpoints or elements we’re overlooking. In our increasingly polarized world, though, the beauty of working with our opposites seems to be entirely overlooked.
If you live in the Upper Midwest, autumn colors are beginning to peak. Why are they so beautiful? It’s the pairings of contrasting colors–those opposite each other on the color wheel. Reds and greens. Oranges against the pure blue sky. Purples and yellows. Richness comes not from sameness but from contrast!
And so it is with opposite points of view.