Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry , 1st Edition

  • Joan McArthur-Blair
  • Jeanie Cockell
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  • ISBN-10: 1523082577
  • ISBN-13: 9781523082575
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Appreciative Inquiry is a venerable and widely used organizational change method that emphasizes identifying what's working and building on those strengths. It is the focus on the best of what is and using that to generate the future that makes it so powerful. In answer to numerous requests from their clients, the authors, who are consultants and scholars, show how to apply the lessons of AI to build resilience in leaders. Every leader has moments of despair, that dark night of the soul where there seems to be no clear path forward. The authors' ALIVE process (Appreciate, Love and Inquire in order to Venture and Evolve) helps leaders forgive themselves for their own failures and those of others, focus on their strengths in times of despair, and amplify and grow those strengths so that they are better able to build hope in themselves and throughout their organizations. In times of rapid change like ours, building resilience is a vital leadership skill.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Prologue: The Journey of an Evolving Idea.
1: Appreciative Resilience.
2: Leveraging the Force of Appreciative Inquiry.
3: Hope: A Generative Force.
4: Despair: Devastation or Glancing Blow.
5: Forgiveness: Rising Again.
6: Resilience Practice: The Day to Day of Being a Resilient Leader.
7: Appreciative Resilience Workshop.
Epilogue: An Invitation to Practice Appreciative Resilience.
Appendix 1: Interview Questions, Story Prompts, and Contributions.
Appendix 2: Appreciative Resilience Workshop Agenda.
The Authors.
Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting.
Other Appreciative Inquiry Books by Berrett-Koehler.