Dialogue with the Author - April 30, 2020
Appreciative Inquiry as Daily Leadership Practice: Realizing Change One Conversation at a Time
By: Luc Verheijen, Saskia Tjepkema, Joeri Kabalt
The Book: Appreciative Inquiry as Daily Leadership Practice: Realizing Change One Conversation at a Time
Foreword and Introduction: Appreciative Inquiry as Daily Leadership Practice Foreword and Introduction
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In their book Appreciative Inquiry as a Daily Leadership Practice, the authors explore how we can make choices in how we enter our everyday relationships that lead to more connected, more rewarding collaborations whether they are linked to a specific change process, or to everyday working life. The book, a collection of shorter chapters, is filled with stories and helpful principles or models, both from people who have been interviewed, as examples from the authors’ experiences. These illustrate how, especially with small gestures, we can take our part in establishing generative connections. All these stories show that the ‘leadership’ in the books’ title not only refers to those in a formal leadership position, but invites all of us to contemplate on how we can be leaders that help realizing change in our contexts, one conversation at a time.
During the webinar, the authors will share some of their favorite stories and anecdotes from the book. The ones that they enjoyed most, or that they learned the most from when writing. They will also share some of the experiences that shaped their understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and the way in which they practice it. As such, the webinar will give a personal perspective on both AI and the book from the viewpoint of the authors. This will serve as an invitation for participants to join in the conversation and reflect on the same questions for themselves
Questions to be Explored:
- Can you share one of your stories of how you practice ‘being AI’ in your daily
experiences and connections?
- What concepts and mindsets are part of the way you understand and practice AI?
- What is the role of ‘stories’ and a narrative perspective in AI?
- Especially at this time as we are invited to combine working and living with ‘social
distancing’, and at the same time relate closely, what is your story that helps us
understand how you do this?
Poll Results during the webinar:
The authors are part of Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company, an international network of consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs in the domain of organizational development and change. Luc, Saskia and Joeri support managers, teams and organizations on their development journeys. Appreciative Inquiry is an important source of inspiration in their work.