Practice to make a difference.

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

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

  • 1 Get staff meetings off to a good start
  • 2 Coach for high performance
  • 3 Transform “problem talk” to possibility talk”
  • 4 Create dialogue to foster shared meaning
  • 5 Demonstrate positive intent and trust with customers
  • 6 Create a learning organisation
  • 7 Build high performance teams
  • 8 Conduct project reviews that make a difference
  • 9 Build self-esteem
  • 10 Plan a course of action for the future
  • 11 Create your own interview guide
Encyclopaedia of Positive Questions: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Bring Out the Best in Your Organization

Author: D Whitney, D Cooperrider, A Tr

$36.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • The Ancient Alchemy Coloring Book: Celtic, Buddhist, and Ancient Symbols for Everyday Calm

    The Ancient Alchemy Coloring Book: Celtic, Buddhist, and Ancient Symbols for Everyday Calm

    by Cher Kaufmann

    Due to very high demand this item is available to back order: Approximate delivery date of Mid-September 100 meditative patterns and symbols to colour, inspired by ancient traditions "Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life." -- Margot Asquith Ancient symbols share wisdom, tell stories, decorate, protect, and inspire. We are fascinated by them and drawn to them--and now we can colour them. Whether representing messages about daily life, evoking an emotion, or even conjuring up something magical, the images in this book beckon to any would-be artist. They are inspired from... More info

    $22.95 Add to Cart
  • How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    by Bernard Guerin

    The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label. In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather than medical studies or cognitive metaphors. A timely and articulate challenge to mainstream approaches, Guerin asks the reader to observe the ecological contexts for behaviour rather than diagnose symptoms, to find new ways to understand and help those experiencing mental distress. This book shows the reader: ... More info

    $63.00 Add to Cart
  • Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change 3rd Edition

    Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change 3rd Edition

    by Miller & Rollnick

    This is the authoritative, bestselling guide that professionals and students turn to for a complete introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI—engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning—and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated... More info

    $117.00 Add to Cart