#37 How to Elevate Your Thinking During Challenging Times
We are programmed at an early age to solve problems. We are taught to examine the alternatives and find the “right” answer/solution, to use our “or thinking” to choose either answer/solution A or answer/solution B.
In fact, we are rewarded throughout childhood, adulthood and throughout our professional development and careers for strong problem-solving skills.
But it many instances, as noted by Albert Einstein, “You can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it".
If you’ve listened to our podcast before, you’ve picked up on our core message which is not all challenges you experience are problems, some of them are polarities and to manage a polarity requires and thinking rather than or thinking.
In some situations, the challenge is both a problem and a polarity as is the case with burnout. Burnout is a problem that needs to be solved but underneath the problem is numerous system level and personal polarities.
As a healthcare leader, if you want to successfully address the challenges you face and achieve your desired outcomes, it’s essential that you develop the skill to differentiate between a problem and a polarity, so you can supplement your or thinking with and thinking.
We hope you’ll join us for this episode and learn this essential skill.
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