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Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn

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The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. "Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leader's Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw...

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Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn

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Overview

The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. "Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leader's Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw on real-life examples and thorough interviews with top executives to identify actual examples of this elusive ability. Through these examples they show how a knack for creatively dealing with unexpected situations is the common bond between a diverse range of success stories. The authors also show that time and time again, an understanding of Appreciative Intelligence leads to organizations that enjoy higher levels of innovation, more productive employees, greater ability to adapt to changes, and, ultimately, greater profit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576753538
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: Annotated Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,310,403
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn

    This book gives many examples of educational and business success stories that happen as a result of reframing a situation and staying focused. It reminds us that there are always different ways to look at a situation and often, a non-traditional approach to a problem is the best solution. The book depicts real life success stories in schools. For example, one school reclassified learning disabilities as learning differences and approaches education with different alternatives - achieving remarkable success. I also found this book to help in my personal life - instead of dwelling on the negative, reframing and looking at situations differently and setting goals to develop my own personal, strong and sturdy Oak tree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2006

    Systemic Change

    Real, practical, and applicable. Brings out the best in leaders and organizations.

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