Appreciative Inquiry tagged posts

Understanding Appreciative Inquiry

May 27, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance

Together the students and the teacher create the teaching

I was just about to publish an article about three incredible true stories when I realized I had not written about how those stories (or any story) can be used to help team members at all levels of an organization rediscover the unwritten influences that drive every organization.  One such process is called Appreciative Inquiry

“Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a method for studying and changing social systems (groups, organizations, communities) that advocates collective inquiry into the best of ...

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Fearless Conversations or Fearful Conciliation’s?

November 13, 2013 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligenceKeynote KeysPeer Powered PerformanceTraining

Life is a conversation

Using Unrelated Stories to Overcome
Unreasonable Defensiveness

I was recently asked to come up with an approach to safety concerns at one of the largest concrete structures in our country. 

The request, as usual, was to be funny, fix the problem, and get out.  You have 45 minutes.  An impossible objective, but it is entirely my own fault.  I am a victim of my own creation.  For two decades I have been most widely known as a keynote humorist...

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