Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 21, 2009 - Self-Help - 388 pages
The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leaderćs Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw on real-life examples and thorough interviews with top executives to identify actual examples of this elusive ability. Through these examples they show how a knack for creatively dealing with unexpected situations is the common bond between a diverse range of success stories. The authors also show that time and time again, an understanding of Appreciative Intelligence leads to organizations that enjoy higher levels of innovation, more productive employees, greater ability to adapt to changes, and, ultimately, greater profit.
 

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Contents

Appreciative Intelligence The Missing Link
1
Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence
25
Appreciative Intelligence in Action
57
Reframing Reality for a Great View
84
Appreciating the Positive
113
Seeing How the Future Unfolds from the Present 134 Chapter 7 Appreciative Intelligence at Work
154
Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence 190 Chapter 9 The Case for Appreciative Intelligence
223
The Brains Behind Appreciative Intelligence 243 Chapter 11 Moving Forward for an Extraordinary Future
264
Notes
283
Bibliography
311
Appreciating Those Who Made This Book Possible
324
Working for You
332
About the Authors
334
About BerrettKoehler Publishers
338
Be Connected
340
Index
343

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