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Conversations worth having : using appreciative inquiry to fuel productive and meaningful engagement

Author: Jacqueline M Stavros; Cheri B Torres; David L Cooperrider
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, a BK Life Book, Inc., 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conversations are at the core of how we interact. We all know that conversations influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much impact they have on our well-being and our ability to thrive. This book shows how Appreciative Inquiry (AI)--one of the most widely used new approaches for fostering positive change for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities--can help everyone communicate better and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline M Stavros; Cheri B Torres; David L Cooperrider
ISBN: 9781523094011 152309401X
OCLC Number: 1004823494
Description: xi, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Shifting conversations --
What kind of conversations are you having? --
Two simple appreciative practices --
What's driving your conversation? --
Scaling up great conversations --
It's not magic, it's science --
Any time, any place, any situation.
Responsibility: Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres ; introduction by David L. Cooperrider.

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Conversations are at the core of how we interact. We all know that conversations influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much impact they have on our well-being and our ability to thrive. This book shows how Appreciative Inquiry (AI)--one of the most widely used new approaches for fostering positive change for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities--can help everyone communicate better and flourish in all areas of their lives. Stavros and Torres spell out 2 practices and 5 principles to create great conversations. Each chapter is built around real-life stories of people using these practices and principles to strengthen relationships and generate possibilities for a future that works for everyone.

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