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Rex Lai, MSOD, is an organization/community development consultant working in management and training capacities in the private, public, and not-for-profit sector. He focuses on helping organizations and communities discover and unleash their untapped potential for positive change. He works collaboratively with each client to develop customized approaches that build shared ownership of lasting solutions. > > Read More

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Design by Removal creates Innovation (a great lesson Labor can learn)

Oftentimes, we ask ourselves "What aren't we doing? Why aren't we getting the outcomes we want?" Well, here's another approach... I now ask myself, "ok...is there one less thing I can do?" This sounds like blasphemy for DOERS. But maybe not. Let's give this a try... What is one thing the labor movement can do less of ? Design thinking suggests that strategically removing a "dead" component can drive innovation. >> Enjoy this article from my friend Lyden... -- Rex Lai, MSOD, is an organization/community development consultant working in management and training capacities in the private, public, and not-for-profit sector. He focuses on helping organizations and communities discover and unleash their untapped potential for positive change. He works collaboratively with each client to develop customized approaches that build shared ownership of lasting solutions. Rex is certified to administer and interpret the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). >> More … Read More...

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The Power of Both/And thinking

I think the power of polarity maps--when worked through well--is that it gives people more choices. It gets them unstuck. Seeing the whole picture helps people be more intentional and empowered. A review of my work with a client who I helped with a polarity map... "Creating a polarity map with the help of Rex Lai was very eye-opening. The two sides I chose were Integrated thinking vs Compartmentalized thinking. It helped me to explore the whole spectrum - both positive and negative - of these two ways of thinking and perceiving the world and it gave me a personal framework for evaluating where I am. Rather than reject one or the other, in myself or others, I am able to appreciate both perspectives and use them at the appropriate times." - Claudia Y. I think you would like to read the following article that is relevant to this conversation on polarity thinking... Excerpts from Are … Read More...

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