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The power of appreciative inquiry : a practical guide to positive change

Author: Diana Kaplin Whitney; Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the wildly popular approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what's working, rather than trying to fix what's not. Whitney and Trosten-Bloom provide a menu of eight results-oriented approaches to AI, along with case examples from a wide range of organizations to illustrate Appreciative  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Kaplin Whitney; Amanda Trosten-Bloom
ISBN: 1576752267 9781576752265
OCLC Number: 243591841
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 266 pages)
Contents: What is appreciative inquiry? --
A menu of approaches to appreciative inquiry --
Eight principles of appreciative inquiry --
Appreciative inquiry in action : from origins to current practice --
Getting started with appreciative inquiry --
Affirmative topic choice --
Discovery : appreciative interviews and more --
Dream : visions and voices of the future --
Design : giving form to values and ideals --
Destiny : inspired action and improvisation --
Appreciative inquiry : a process for community planning --
Why appreciative inquiry works.
Responsibility: Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom.

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"The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the wildly popular approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what's working, rather than trying to fix what's not. Whitney and Trosten-Bloom provide a menu of eight results-oriented approaches to AI, 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."--Jacket.

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