Based on years of real-world road testing with individuals and corporate leaders, Fletcher and Olwyler's five-steps in Paradoxial Thinking method helps the reader to consciously bring together the paradoxical sides of yourself to achieve outstanding results individually, on teams, and in organizations. Using an important problem or goal, Paradoxial Thinking will help to identify the core personal paradox, redefine the problem/goal so that it can be approached paradoxically, monitor how well things are going, and take positive action steps to overcome roadblocks and banish cycles of ineffectiveness. -- Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
Conflict management consultants and trainers, facilitators, executive coaches, business coaches, life coaches and managers will find the concepts and practical applications in Paradoxical Thinking: How to Profit from Your Contradictions will give all a major tool to add to their kit. This tool is unique in that is can be applied in many arenas with slight variations: conflict management, polarity management; executive coaching, self-coaching, self-help; shadow work, Ying yang; human paradox, paradox, paradoxical nature of life; high performance, group and team dynamics; success in business, conduct in life; problem definition, goal setting, maximizing potential, overcoming roadblocks.
The book provides a field for reflection, while giving practical tools for application and taking action. It includes: learning by example, 2 case histories that follow the books chapters almost to the end; applying paradoxical thinking to self, others and to groups. The processes offered can help to make, in an unthreatening manner, the whole person visible. It shines a light onto all aspects present in a person, including the shadow side.
The oxmoronic process is fun, light hearted while allowing for all truth to be present, even "the hard stuff."