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Positive Change – A motorcycle trip as a metaphor for Positive Change

A 5-part series on Positive Change through the lens of a motorcycle trip Part I – The Beginning – Leveraging Success The ...
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Being More Positive in the Present

Every year the Partners of Corporation of Positive Change convene from all over the world for their annual meeting. This year Denver, ...
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Global Conference on Positive Change

As I am riding the train to meet with my fellow organizers from the Global Conference on Positive Change, I ...
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RIDE Leadership

RIDE Leadership R – Results and Reflection I – Inquiry and Inspiration D – Disrupt and Design E – Engagement ...
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RIDE Leadership

R – Results and Reflection I – Inquiry and Inspiration D – Disrupt and Design E – Engagement and Energy ...
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Appreciative Questions as Initiators of Positive Change

In our previous discussion regarding Appreciative Consulting tools were mentioned that facilitate the consistent results Appreciative Consulting is able to ...
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Appreciative Consulting

Earlier today I had a conversation with several colleagues about what it means to be an appreciative consultant and what ...
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Entrepreneurialism – Focus on Creating Tomorrow

In the last discussion on entrepreneurialism, we discussed the application of the 4-D model and today, I want to explore ...
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The word sparks excitement in people and government as it’s viewed as the engine of personal economic and business growth ...
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Special edition of AI Magazine

From 25th until 28th April 2012 the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012 was held in Ghent, Belgium, focusing on the ...
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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is the study of what gives life to human systems when they are at their best. It is an organization development methodology based on the assumption that inquiry into and dialogue about strengths, successes, values, hopes and dreams is itself transformational.

  • People individually and collectively have unique gifts, skills and contributions to bring to life.
  • Organizations are human social systems, sources of unlimited relational capacity, created and lived in language.
  • The images we hold of the future are socially created and, once articulated, serve to guide individual and collective actions.

Through human communication (inquiry and dialogue) people can shift their attention and action away from problem analysis to lift up worthy ideals and productive possibilities for the future.
In short, Appreciative Inquiry suggests that human organizing and change, at its best, is a relational process of inquiry, grounded in affirmation and appreciation. Appreciative Inquiry is a process that delivers consistent results while engaging the whole organization to utilize their strengths and bring their best!

Why Does Appreciative Inquiry Work?

Appreciative Inquiry works because it treats people like people, and not like machines. People are social. We create our identities and our knowledge in relation to one another. We are curious. We like to tell stories and listen to stories. We pass on our values, beliefs and wisdom in stories. We like to learn and to use what we learn to be our best. And we delight in doing well in the eyes of those we care about and respect. Appreciative Inquiry enables leaders to create natural human organizations – knowledge rich, strength based, adaptable, learning organizations.