Conversations are at the heart of everything we do. They are key to effective leadership, high performing teams, and strong relationships. We all know that they influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much they affect our well-being and our ability to thrive. Our conversations directly influence our present moment and possible futures.
Using real life stories, our book teaches you two simple practices for creating conversations worth having and five principles to support success.
The practices and principles originate from the work of David Cooperrider on Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for fostering positive change in organizations and communities. The two practices–positive framing and asking generative questions–can to turn any conversation into one worth having. Through real-life stories, you will discover how people are using Appreciative Inquiry and these practices at work, in communities, and in their personal lives. You will learn to use appreciative inquiry-based conversations to help you
Discover the best in people, organizations, and the world
Value all voices and inspire generativity, creativity, and possibilities thinking
Challenge the status quo and open a world of opportunity
Fuel productive and meaningful engagement
Inspire new options for better living
Help everyone communicate better and flourish in all areas of their lives