Resources

Research

Classic Grounded Theory
Chapter two of Brian Emerson’s Dissertation on Navigating Organizational Paradox with Polarity Mapping. It offers an overview of Classic Grounded Theory used to develop the Key Polarity Indicators.

Navigating Paradox
A summary of Brian Emerson’s research on Navigating & Suffering Paradox that was used to develop the Key Polarity Indicators.

Polarities of Leadership Literature Review
This article outlines how the Leadership KPI model was created and offers a brief literature review highlighting the centrality of the six polarities to leadership. It provides insight into why these polarities were chosen for the model and offers a springboard for those wanting to dig more deeply into any of the polarities in the Leadership KPI.

Polarities of Humanity Literature Review
Coming Soon

Leadership KPI Resources

Six Polarities of Leadership
A short resource that defines what a polarity is, reviews the six polarities in the Leadership KPI, and describes what we call the Transformational Third Way

Leadership KPI Wheel
Overview of how the Leadership wheel was built and describes each of of the three rings in detail

Leadership KPI One Pager
A brief overview of the Leadership KPI

How to Read Your Self Results
Overview of how to read self-assessment results

How to Read Your 360 Results
Overview of how to read 360 results

Human KPI Resources

Six Polarities of Humanity
A short resource that defines what a polarity is, reviews the six polarities in the Human KPI, and describes what we call the Transformational Third Way

Human KPI Wheel
Overview of how the Human wheel was built and describes each of of the three rings in detail

Human KPI One Pager
A brief overview of the Human KPI

How to Read Your Self Results
Overview of how to read self-assessment results

How to Read Your 360 Results
Overview of how to read 360 results

Polarity Resources by Andiron

Podcasts with Andiron

Looking for And Podcast: Episode 42
Navigating Polarities – Kelly Lewis

Where Genius Grows Podcast: 73
Navigating Polarities Part I – Brian Emerson

Where Genius Grows Podcast: 74
Navigating Polarities Part II – Kelly Lewis

Pandemic Companion Podcast
Hope::Reality – Kelly Lewis

Owning It: Leading By Being Unapologetically You
Leader and Follower – Kelly Lewis

Learning in Action
Navigating Polarities Coaching Through Complexity – Kelly Lewis

The Pastor & Priestess
Finding the Third Way – Brian Emerson

Choosing Happiness
Navigating Polarities with Brian Emerson

Other Resources by Andiron

What is a Polarity video
A short video that describes what polarities are, where they show up, and how they work

Navigating Polarities: Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation, by Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis
The groundbreaking, seminal book on polarities by the creators of the KPI, Brian Emerson, PhD, and Kelly Lewis, PCC. It offers a nuanced and practical look into what a polarity is, why knowing how to navigate them is important, and how to go about working with them in leadership and life.

Our Perspective on Polarities
Some thinking key to our perspective and the development of the Key Polarity Indicator

Polarities & Vulnerability
A chapter by Kelly Lewis from the Upcoming book AND, Volume Two Foundations by Barry Johnson

Conflict Resolution in Ambidextrous Environments, ESE Business School
by Ivàn Diaz-Molina