Tag archives for Appreciation

  1. Thinking Together, Working Together and Playing Together

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    CBS News presents a story that makes a strong case for thinking together, working together and playing together as very good things.  This is a story of Michigan middle school that plan and implemented actions that made a difference for a fellow student and potentially helped many others to see the value of their motives […]

  2. Design Thinking: Where our thinking starts will effect where our thinking goes

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    There is a big difference between the probe “What’s wrong?” and the probe “What works?” Below you will find a graphic based on the thinking of a successful architect.  Peter Saurcerman,  an architect for 35 years in Northern California.  He believes that groups thinking together in response to the “What works?” probe will be more […]

  3. Focus Forward

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    Read more about appreciating the present while setting your sites on a preferred future by checking out these three posts: http://jerryjennings.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/apprecitive-inquiry-is-in-part-about-asking-q/ http://jerryjennings.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/130934146/ http://jerryjennings.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/appreciate-the-present-dream-about-the-preferred-future-and-move-toward-the-dream/

  4. What does it mean to get better at thinking together?

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    Most of us would likely agree that it is pretty easy to think with people who hold about the same set of thoughts we hold. Yet, truly thinking with others means thinking with those who might look at things very differently from you. When you effectively engage with others who think differently than you, you […]

  5. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Frame for Moving into the Furture

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    How a leader shows up matters. What a leader believes matters. The leader’s ‘frame’ makes a difference. Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader in their book: Appreciative Leadership help leaders to develop their skills and attitudes related to helping to bring about positive systemic change.  The following four attributes are those common to leaders […]

  6. Appreciative Inquiry: Bulding Capacity

    In our families, at work, in our communities, in the state and/or nation and globally there are issues.  Will have enough food, water, energy, educational opportunities?  Will our family, work place, and the people of our community, state, nation and world be able to be part of positive change?  Can the future be an improvement […]

  7. Martin Luther King Jr. Challenged Us to All Think Critically

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    Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the Morehouse College newspaper The Marion Tiger in the January – February issue of 1947 about his concern for what it means to be truly educated. Among his comments were these: “To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are   prone to let our mental life become invaded […]