Core Elements of The Appreciative Way
An Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry for Work and Daily Living
The Appreciative Way is Rob and Kim Voyle's synthesis of Appreciative Inquiry, the work of Milton Erickson and his diverse group of students, and our understanding of spirituality as exemplified in the contemplative traditions of Christianity and Buddhism.
This positive way of being in the world and engaging in organizational and individual development is in dramatic contrast to many of the current problem-solving approaches to change management, that despite their best intentions often lead to increasing levels of negativity, blame, frustration, and poor performance.
Table of Contents
Introduction To Appreciative Inquiry
What is Appreciative Inquiry?
Appreciative Inquiry or Problem Solving
Understanding Your Purpose
The Unfolding Spiral of Life
Life Flows From What We Say Yes! To
The Importance of Understanding Your Purpose
Creating a Life of Purpose
The Four Motivations
Your Motivation to Do What You Do
Creating and Resourcing Positive Goals
An Appreciative Model For Making Changes
Radical Acceptance and Change Processes
Creating Sustainable Change
Seeking and Satisfying Objections
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to B
The Importance of Focus
Focus on Your Preferred Future
Living in the Present Moment
Your Past: Resources for the Future
Building on Your Strengths
What About Our Weaknesses?
Creating Helpful Relationships
Transactional Analysis Metaphor for Joining
Compassion as the Agent of Transformation
Freedom to Be You
Creating a Learning Environment
The Power of Storytelling
Sharing Stories of Our Best
Storytelling In Organizations
Appreciative Coaching Strategies
Knowing Where and How to Coach
Using the Spiral to Understand Transformation
Turning Your Vision into Reality
Locating Your Resources
Enhancing Performance to Achieve Your Goals
Personal Transformation Map
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Core Elements Design
This booklet is an ideal way to introduce Peers and Boards to the practical use of Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology in work and daily life.
The 50 page, 8.5"x11", booklet format is designed to be a concise, practical, reference of the core elements. Rather than focus on the organizational development usage of appreciative inquiry this resources expands the appreciative approach into the moment by moment decisions that occur in daily living.
Each page is a summary of an appreciative element.
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What Readers Say
Rob Voyle has an amazing ability to frame and express Appreciative
Inquiry for all of us.
Christopher Szecsey, Senior Associate Social Impact, Inc.
Rob and Kim's Appreciative Way series is an excellent group of tools to
help you create an appreciative life. Rob and Kim combine a deep
understanding of the theory of Appreciative Inquiry with their pastoral
skills. All the guides are participant and facilitator friendly; lots of
examples and exercises. I recommend their work as a way to define a
purpose centered life, community and church.
Sue Hammond, Author Thinbook of Appreciative Inquiry
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