The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Mar 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the internationally embraced approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what’s working – strengths – rather than trying to fix what’s not. Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, pioneers in the development and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), provide a menu of eight results-oriented applications, along with case examples from a wide range of organizations to illustrate Appreciative Inquiry in action. A how-to book, this is the most authoritative and accessible guide to the newest ideas and practices in the field of Appreciative Inquiry since its inception in 1985. The second edition includes new examples, tools, and tips for using AI to create an enduring capacity for positive change, along with a totally new chapter on award-winning community applications of Appreciative Inquiry.
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Chapter 1 What Is Appreciative Inquiry?
Chapter 2 A Menu of Approaches to Appreciative Inquiry
Chapter 3 Eight Principles of Appreciative Inquiry
From Origins to Current Practice
Chapter 5 Getting Started with Appreciative Inquiry
Chapter 6 Affirmative Topic Choice
Appreciative Interviews and More
Visions and Voices of the Future
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