[from book part 4 – SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM] Sometimes, professor Alexander Maas sends out his students to go to the supermarket, they are instructed to place a liter of milk in their shopping basket and try to negotiate a lower price at the cash counter. Can you imagine this? Here’s another experiment: at […]
The biggest stars on the planet are emerging from our screens, but not the ones you first imagine, TV or cinema — they’re coming from YouTube. While vlogging may have once been thought of as a fad for Millennials, many business people and leaders could benefit by taking tips from successful vloggers whose reach seems unstoppable.
[from book part 3 – SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In my modest opinion, Appreciative Inquiry can be regarded as the practical application of Theory U. Excuse me? Rethinking my enthusiasm for Appreciative Inquiry, I lean to the conclusion that this all resonates on ideas that struck me when I read the book […]
[from book part 3 – SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] Undoubtedly, the primary Appreciative Inquiry source is David Cooperrider. Although I’ve never had the opportunity to meet him, David is so active in facilitating AI, publishing and speaking about it, that you can’t miss him when you start exploring AI. In 1986, Cooperrider […]
[from book part 3 – SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In my opinion, two important representatives of AI sourcing in Europe are Griet Bouwen and René Bouwen. Within our AI100 learning journey, we are very proud they are available to inspire our students on their opening day. Griet is to be admired for […]
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[from book part 3 – SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In 2007, I met Annet van de Wetering and at some point she told me I was quite “A-I”. Being a mathematician, I first thought she meant ‘artificial intelligence’, but a few moments later I had learned a new thing called Appreciative Inquiry. […]
[from book part 2 WHEN THE BEGINNING STARTS TO BEGIN] Okay, let’s consider the former chapters as a ‘warm-up’ or perhaps as first exercises. Appreciate this book just as you like. Although every chapter has a number to it, you can choose your own reading order; or pick out what appeals to […]
[from book part 2 WHEN THE BEGINNING STARTS TO BEGIN] Imagine yourself on a winter’s night at a beautiful square in your hometown. The square is quite empty and your attention is drawn to the numerous lamp posts surrounding the square. It appears to you that one of the lanterns has a […]