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  • 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...

  • Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions to Bring Out the Best in Families

    Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions to Bring Out the Best in Families

    by D. Cooperrider, J. Silbert, A

    *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...

  • Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations

    Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations

    by Sarah Lewis

    Positive Psychology at Work brings the fields of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry together for the first time to provide leaders and change agents with a powerful new approach to achieving organizational excellence. The authors provide leaders and managers with an understanding of positive psychology theory and offers practical suggestions how it can be applied to enhance staff well-being, happiness in the workplace. The book reveals the most recent research and practice findings on such topics as positivity, flourishing organisations, flow, strengths, positive energy networks, transformational collaboration and authentic leadership. Chapter specifically...

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