Blending the Dualities

Reading futurist Amy Webb’s (@AmyWebb) recent article has me thinking about the various dualities inherent in higher ed topics and approaches … and the need for leaders to blend them to achieve innovation:

  • legacy & innovation
  • invent & mimic
  • experiment & status quo
  • change & stability
  • risk & surety
  • linear & networked
  • flare & focus
  • big picture & details
  • fringe & core
  • data & intuition
  • quantitative & qualitative
  • analytic & narrative
  • strategic & operational
  • expertise & inexperience
  • face-to-face & online
  • personalization & scale
  • depth & breadth
  • individuals & communities
  • objectives & outcomes
  • inputs & outputs
  • skills & knowledge
  • research & production
  • variety & sameness
  • rigor & compassion
  • structure & fluidity
  • planning & implementation
  • reflection & action
  • internal & external
  • now & future

So now I ask you … What dualities are you blending?

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