March 8, 2010
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the internationally embraced approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what’s working – strengths – rather than trying to fix what’s not. Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, pioneers in the development and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), provide a menu of eight results-oriented applications, along with case examples from a wide range of organizations to illustrate Appreciative Inquiry in action. A how-to book, this is the most authoritative and accessible guide to the newest ideas and practices in the field of Appreciative Inquiry since its inception in 1985.
The second edition includes new examples, tools, and tips for using AI to create and enduring capacity for positive change, along with a totally new chapter on award-winning community applications of Appreciative Inquiry.
Diana Whitney, PhD, and Amanda Trosten-Bloom lead Corporation for Positive Change, an internationally recognized consultancy whose mission is to bring Appreciative Inquiry to the most pressing issues of our time. Together, they have authored over a dozen groundbreaking books on Appreciative Inquiry.