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Building Leadership Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry – PS92

A conversation that will awaken your heart and mind and have you wanting to adopt practices to build your resilience. Building resilience increases the ability to weather storms and come out stronger in formal and informal leadership roles. This conversation addresses specifically appreciative resilience and leadership and how to traverse the ever-changing landscapes of hope, despair, and forgiveness which overlap to build appreciative resilience.

What More Would You Like To Know About Learning Leaders – PS91

Imagine what's possible when vast numbers of inter-disciplinary groups are engaging in dialogue regarding learning and leadership. Many inspiring stories of learning leaders in this issue of the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry will engage, inspire and invite you to reflect on yourself and others as learners and leaders.

How to Reach your Target Audience with your Higher Purpose – PS89

This episode offers positivity strategies of a highly commercial and very different kind.  I'm focusing on strategies for marketing and increasing visibility on the web. In this episode, my personal digital strategist shares high-level strategies about how to do just that.

A Simple Framework to Deal with Change, Yours or Other People’s – PS87

How to deal with change? It's a question that comes up frequently. Afterall, we know change is happening all the time all around us. All is in a state of flux, nothing stays still. Some changes we initiate others are thrust upon us. Changes that we ourselves initiate can paradoxically be more challenging than changes that are imposed on us by others. We sometimes have to make really tough decisions and they can be the hardest to implement.

What You Need To Know About Appreciative Journaling – PS86

Positive psychology and neuroscience teach us about the mind-body connection, reinforcing the value of appreciative journaling. The very act of putting a pen to paper to prompt yourself to write about something that you can access that had a positive impact on you has an extraordinary effect. Appreciative journaling leads to increased self-awareness, at any age, building the appreciative muscle and strengthening positive emotions of resilience, mindfulness, gratitude, changing habits and lives.

Positive Education 2018 – an Appreciative Inquiry Summit – PS 85

Molly McGuigan's special talents and background enable her to be the project lead for a truly significant global undertaking on the topic of positive education 2018 that will extend way into the future.  The World Positive Education Accelerator  (WPEA) is a four-day conference including a three-day Appreciative Inquiry Summit.  It's a massive collaboration of global players who've been actively bringing positive education into school systems all over the world.  There are many, success stories to be shared and many, many more to co-create.

Feelings of Hope Keep Us Going in the Most Challenging Times – PS84

One way to boost your positivity is to imagine a better future, whatever difficulty you’re in. When you have a more positive image of your future, you evoke positive emotions – one of which is feelings of hope. It’s hope that reminds us that there is always a good chance we can turn things around. Never give up!

How Generative Questions Can Transform Young Lives – PS77

Conversations worth having are filled with many generative questions that engage people's curiosity and interests.  Generative questions build on experiences and open up possibilities for further inquiry. Dr Jackie Stavos, creator of SOAR shares her story.

What are the New Literacies for living well in the 21st century? -PS76

New literacies for life – a set of skills, tools and principles that will guide us in the 21st century. Some think that these literacies are most appropriate for leaders of organizations, but they will work in any set of circumstances in our complex world.

Positive Questions will Grow Positivity in your Life – PS 75

Our questions determine the results we get. If we ask a “blah’ question, you are likely to get a “blah” response – for example, “What’s up?” will generate most likely “Not much!” “Nothing.” “What’s been the best part of your day so far?” is likely to have the respondent unscramble their brain to provide an answer to tell you about the best part of their day. Positive questions are more likely to grow positivity in your life.