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Call for Papers: The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Explorations into the Magic of Macro-Management and Crowdsourcing

David Cooperrider, Lindsey Godwin, Brodie Boland, Michel Avital (Editors)

Advances in Appreciative InquiryOver two decades ago David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva’s Appreciative Inquiry into Organizational Life forever changed the way we look at organization development and change—it shifted our attention from the world of organizational life as “a problem-to-be-solved” to the world brimming with innovation and a “universe-of-strengths.” A decade later, Gallup’s landmark research study confirmed this basic principle: a person – or organization– will flourish only by amplifying their strengths, never by fixing weaknesses. Since then, millions of managers and  leaders around the world have shifted their attention to strengths. And today, many are now asking, “What’s next?” They want to know to take the strengths mindset beyond its common individual-level talent management application and embed strength-based methods into everything they do across the enterprise and beyond.

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