Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change

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Overview

Written by the originators and leaders of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) movement itself, this short, practical guide offers an approach to organizational change 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 organizations, and their communities more adaptive and more effective. AI, a theory of collaborative change, erases the winner/loser paradigm in favor of coordinated actions and closer relationships that lead to solutions at once simpler and more effective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576753569
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Pages: 86
  • Sales rank: 245,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Cooperrider, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

DIANA WHITNEY is President of the Corporation for Positive Change, Taos, N.M., and co-Founder of the Taos Institute, Cleveland, OH. An internationally recognized speaker and consultant on appreciative inquiry, she focuses on ways to use AI to create large-scale social and organizational change.

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    I believe that the so-called revolution in positive thinking has done much damage to the modern world. Appreciative Inquiry in many ways is the new opiate of the people adminsitered in high positions to preserve their power. This book, in my opinion, can pave the way for people to start arguing that in the interest of so-called psoitive thinking, valuable critical perspectives need to be suppressed.

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