Appreciative Inquiry A Positive Revolution in Change

ISBN-10: 1576753565

ISBN-13: 9781576753569

Edition: 2005

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Originally part of Berrett-Koehler Communication's "Collaborating for Change" series, this short introduction to Appreciative Inquiry is the best way for organisations to be introduced to AI by the originators and leaders of the movement itself.Now with a new introduction and updated with revisions throughout, Appreciative Inquiry offers an approach that works because it acknowledges the prevailing attitudes toward change.It offers a fresh view based on the possibility of a more desirable future, experience with the whole system and activities that signal "something different is happening this time." That difference systematically taps the potential of human beings to make themselves, their organisations and their communities more adaptive and more effective. This approach is based on solid, proven principles for unleashing people's creativity, knowledge and spirit toward a common purpose.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Preface
An Invitation to the Positive Revolution in Change
AI and the New Model of Change Leadership
Approacing Problems From the Other Side
What is Appreciative Inquiry?
The Positive Core
A Working Definition of Positive Change
The Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle
Overview of the 4-D Cycle
Passion for Service: Getting Started with AI at British Airways
The 4-D Cycle in Action
The First D, Discovery
From Discovery to Dream
Design for Organizing into the Future
The United Religions Initiative: Design of a Global Community
Realizing Destiny
Applying the 4-D Cycle
Whole-System Inquiry
The AI Summit
Roadway Express: Moving from Good to Great
Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
The Role of Leadership
The Role of an AI Consultant
The Role of the Core Team
The Role of the Participants
Principles for a Positive Revolution
The Constructionist Principle
The Simultaneity Principle
The Poetic Principle
The Anticipatory Principle
The Positive Principle
Conditions for Success: The Liberation of Power
Freedom to Be Known in Relationship
Freedom to be Heard
Freedom to Dream in Community
Freedom to Choose to Contribute
Freedom to Act with Support
Freedom to Be Positive
The Liberation of Power Leads to Positive Change
Conclusion
Notes
Questions for Applying AI
Where to Go for More Information
Index
The Authors
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