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  • Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development

    Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development

    Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is one of the most exciting and increasingly recognized concepts in facilitating organizational change. This book studies AI in depth, illustrating the method of asking particular questions and envisioning the future, encouraging staff to consider both the positive and negative systems in place and to recognize the need to implement change. It demonstrates how AI can be practically applied by combining the skills, perspectives and approaches you will learn to create change through conversation. Case studies from organizations that have already integrated conversational methods into their change management...

  • Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

    A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session...

  • Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change

    Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change

    by David Cooperrider, D. Whittney

    This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of one of the most popular change methods in the world written by Cooperrider, Whitney and Stavros: The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook contains everything needed to launch any kind of Appreciative Inquiry initiative, from a one-hour introduction to Appreciative Inquiry to a complete two-day program. From abstract principles underlying Appreciative Inquiry to actual tools used in different settings, from detailed descriptions of Appreciative Inquiry interventions to practical tips to classic Appreciative Inquiry articles, the authors have amassed in one place all of the introductory...

  • Appreciative Management and Leadership: The Power of Positive Thought and Action in Organisations

    Appreciative Management and Leadership: The Power of Positive Thought and Action in Organisations

    by S. Srivastva & David L. Cooper

    Co-authored by David Cooperrider who has written extensively on Appreciative Inquiry, this book offers a new perspective on organisational management that will enable leaders of organisations to unlock an organisations potential for creativity, innovation and collaboration. They show how consensus and cooperation grow from members understanding that their personal integrity and abilities are valued and will be integrated into the organisations culture. They also identify the special personal and leadership skills needed to cultivate and environment where managers work with and build on differences, rather than denying their expression.

  • Encyclopaedia of Positive Questions: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Bring Out the Best in Your Organization

    Encyclopaedia of Positive Questions: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Bring Out the Best in Your Organization

    by D Whitney, D Cooperrider, A Tr

    Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a means of planning change by focusing on the positive rather than the negative in organizations (or in an individual's life for that matter). The Discovery phase (Step 1 in the process) relies in large measure on obtaining input from stakeholders and that in turn requires having the right questions to encourage people to open up positively about past experience, the present situation, and future hopes and dreams. This "encyclopaedia" lists sample questions; usually three per topic, on a variety of issues that are arranged alphabetically...

  • Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry

    Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry

    by David L. Cooperrider, Diana Wh

    This title is a succinct guide to Appreciative Inquiry, drawing its first 7 chapters from the more extensive Apprecative Inquiry Handbook. This shortened version is aimed for those who desire the basics of the popular change theory. Appreciative Inquiry is one of today's most popular change methods and has been used to undertake transformational change initiatives in dozens of organisations including the U.S. Navy and Save the Children.

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