In the HBR article “Both/And Leadership,” the authors discuss the paradoxes of leadership and the problems that come with consistency. They outline a few examples of paradoxes that leaders often must address.
Consistency is often a quality that we look for in a leader, yet the authors argue that we should challenge this assumption. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
Share an example of another leadership paradox (not included in the article) that you have experienced or observed in the workplace. How was it handled – as “either/or” or “both/and”? If “either/or,” how could the “both/and” paradigm be applied?