All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘appreciative inquiry’

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.

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Organizational Consultation XXVI: Feedback (Part Three)

Organizational Consultation XXVI: Feedback (Part Three)

I describe appreciative processes in this essay that fulfill many if not all the twelve functions of effective feedback.

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Organizational Consultation XX : Development (Part Three)

Organizational Consultation XX : Development (Part Three)

An appreciative approach to human resource development requires that one be sensitive to the complex interplay between various initiatives. Some HRD strategies should precede other strategies, either because this strategy develops logically out of the other strategy or because this strategy is less threatening or more easily implemented than other strategies.

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Creating the Appreciative Organization

Creating the Appreciative Organization

This book is intended as one effort to expand the range of and deepen our understanding about the processes of appreciative inquiry.

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Organizational Consulting XI:  Acts of Appreciation

Organizational Consulting XI:  Acts of Appreciation

Human capital must be channeled and transformed. There are three domains through which acts of appreciation can channel and transform potential human capital into organizational energy.  These three domains are information, intentions and ideas.

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Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach–I. What’s in the Straw?

Organizational Consultation: An Appreciative Approach–I. What’s in the Straw?

This set of essays enables the practitioner to reflect on and expand his or her own perspectives and preferences regarding ways in which to improve organizational functions and fully engage human capital.

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