Appreciative Inquiry

Author: Jan Reed
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452279020
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Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change is the first book to explore in depth the issues that arise when appreciative inquiry is used as a research framework, rather than an organizational development tool. Author Jan Reed draws upon her own experience of using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research approach—shaping the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of ideas.

Appreciative Inquiry

Author: Jan Reed
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412927471
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change is the first book to explore in depth the issues that arise when appreciative inquiry is used as a research framework, rather than an organizational development tool. Author Jan Reed draws upon her own experience of using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research approach—shaping the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of ideas.

Appreciative Inquiry

Author: David Cooperrider
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 160509692X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by the two most recognized Appreciative Inquiry thought leaders A quick, accessible introduction to one of the most popular change methods today--proven effective in organizations ranging from Roadway Express and British Airways to the United Nations and the United States Navy Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a model of change management uniquely suited to the values, beliefs, and challenges of organizations today. AI is a process that emphasizes identifying and building on strengths, rather than focusing exclusively on fixing weaknesses as most other change processes do. As the stories in this book illustrate, it results in dramatic improvements in the triple bottom line: people, profits, and planet. AI has been used to significantly enhance customer satisfaction, cost competitiveness, revenues, profits, and employee engagement, retention, and morale, as well as organizations' abilities to meet the needs of society. This book is a concise introduction to Appreciative Inquiry. It provides a basic overview of the process and principles of AI along with exciting stories illustrating how organizations have applied AI and the benefits they have gained as a result. It has been specifically designed to be accessible to a wide audience so that it can be handed out in organizations where AI is either being contemplated or being implemented. Written by two of the key figures in the development of Appreciative Inquiry, this is the most authoritative guide available to a change method that systematically taps the potential of human beings to make themselves, their organizations, and their communities more adaptive and more effective.

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook

Author: David Cooperrider
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576755622
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The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

Author: Sarah Lewis
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749450711
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Explains the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), World Cafe, Open Space and other conversational approaches for facilitating organizational development (OD).

Positive Psychology and Change

Author: Sarah Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118788842
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, flow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment. Articulates a unique vision for organizational leadership in the 21st century that combines positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and collaborative group technologies Focuses on four specific co-creative approaches (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café and SimuReal) and the ways in which they surpass traditional methods for organizational change Explains the latest theory, research, and practice, and translates it into concrete, actionable ideas for meeting the day-to-day challenges of effective and adaptive leadership and management Includes learning features such as boxed text, short case studies, stories, and cartoons

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Author: Jeanie Cockell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118237048
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praise for Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have crafted a meaningful story for educational leaders by weaving their personal experiences as Appreciative Inquiry facilitators together with a wide range of strength-based practices and positive change theory. The result is a magical book for applying Appreciative Inquiry in higher education." —Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, Appreciative Leadership and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "Combining the history, philosophy, and principles of Appreciative Inquiry with detailed guidance for how it can be used in planning, leading, and teaching, Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair have tapped the depth and breadth of their substantive knowledge and skills to write a must-read text for administrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education. Here is a book grounded in hope and many years of experience with a process that begins by recognizing what works, rather than what's missing—a refreshing and rather radical perspective." —Dr. Shauna Butterwick, associate professor, Adult Education Program Coordinator, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have delightfully woven together how Appreciative Inquiry has been applied in all of higher education with stories of people and relationships illustrating how AI brings life to organizations. They provide guidance to AI practitioners in higher education on the depth and breadth of experiences that inspire those of us in this field." —Kathy Becker, CEO, Company of Experts, Inc.; CEO, Center for Appreciative Inquiry "This book is an inspiring and expansive guide to developing appreciative practice in higher education. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone interested in leading their college into a 'positive' future." —Judith Kamber, dean of professional development, Northern Essex Community College

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry 3rd Edition

Author: Sue Annis Hammond
Publisher: Thin Book Publishing
ISBN: 098895382X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This best-selling classic provides a great introduction on what appreciative inquiry is and how to apply it. Sue has updated the 3rd edition with the latest research and many new examples. The Thin Thin Book of® Appreciative Inquiry is the introduction to the exciting organizational change philosophy called Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a way of thinking, seeing and acting for powerful, purposeful change in organizations. It is particularly useful in systems being overwhelmed by a constant demand for change. Appreciative Inquiry approaches change by assuming that whatever you want more of already exists in all organizations.

Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

Author: Hallie Preskill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412909518
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry is the first book to introduce the application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an approach for organizational development and change, to the practice of evaluation. Authors Hallie Preskill and Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas lay out the theoretical foundation of AI and build a bridge between the theory and practice of applying AI to evaluation.

Appreciative Coaching

Author: Sara L. Orem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047133
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Appreciative Coaching describes an approach to coaching that is rooted in Appreciative Inquiry. At its core the Appreciative Coaching method shows individuals how to tap into (or rediscover) their own sense of wonder and excitement about their present life and future possibilities. Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciate Coaching guides clients through four stages—Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny—that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future.