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 (like an encyclopaedia)
This handbook on the power of positive questions has implications for every aspect of business, but the importance of Appreciative Inquiry also goes beyond business to include family life and relationships. All organisations move in the direction of their research, and all research involved asking questions. The sooner the right questions are asked, the sooner the right answers are obtained. With the help of this book, organisations will find the opportunities, strengths, innovations and vision to forge a positive future.
Section1: Eleven ways to use positive questions
*Positive Family Dynamics* is a wonderful resource for parents, family members or those who work with families and want to bring out their families best! It is an Encyclopaedia of Positive Questions. The questions, stories and activities in this book will help you create relationships within your family which will nurture respect, love, and care. The books imaginative questions, exercises, and positive spirit create a simple yet powerful method for helping families discover hidden reserves of strength and inspired opportunities for better living. They also provide powerful tools for helping... More info
There is an elephant in the room that everyone knows about but no one is acknowledging. The elephant is implicit and undiscussable, it lurks in every organisation. Everyone talks around the elephant and thinks that everyone else knows about the elephants, however, until the elephants presence is made explicit, the level of dialogue and therefore the quality of decision-making is limited, sound familiar? After reading this book, you will understand The role of assumptions and multiple realities Why surfacing assumptions is so important How to have constructive conversations Why arrogance, hubris... More info
Strategy is everybody’s job - SOAR is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. SOAR takes the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process. The SOAR book includes a pull-out card that is a handy reminder of the 5-I Approach and sample questions that are referred to in the book. You'll find it helpful in conducting your next SOAR. Other Thin Book Publications: The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/books/the-thin-book-of-appreciative-inquiry/] The Thin Book... More info