Synchronicity: An Exciting Emergent Principle in Appreciative Inquiry – PS56

What started out as research into positive employee engagement led Professor Tom Myers of Robert E. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington VT to look no further than his own ancestors who had created a hugely successful, trailblazing business in the 1800 and early 1900s. They offered employees benefits that would rival most companies today. What abounded for Tom was the myriad of synchronicities and opened him to “seeing the connections.” His research leads him to the question: Could Synchronicity be an emergent principle in the field of Appreciative Inquiry?

Why Your Workplace Culture Needs Play

In workplaces, we could say free play is where we’re given free rein to use our imaginations, our inventiveness, our resourcefulness, and find our innate leadership, and followership. We have opportunity to experiment and try, try again. Determination, tenacity and courage are developed. With free play, creativity rises to the top and failure is a non-issue.

Think Agile to Create an Agile Culture, With Taffy Williams – PS037

Agile thinking, positive attributes support entrepreneurs to co-create agile cultures in any organization.

Appreciative Inquiry Across Contexts, Cultures and Generations with Linda Quarles – PS007

In this special conversation with Linda Quarles we span the globe and a spectrum of applying Appreciative Inquiry from Global Corporations, to a school in China, to around the dining table at home in the US and visiting the exquisite Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Joy in Pakistan, And Undertold Stories with Cathy Joseph – PS006

In this episode, my special guest is my most wonderful friend and colleague, Cathy Joseph. Cathy has much to share about her life with appreciative inquiry. She has recently returned from an amazing project in Islambad, Pakistan. Cathy shares the joy of her project in Pakistan and taunts us with the beginnings of undertold stories.

Change the Narrative for Culture Change

The CEO of a multimillion dollar company was in the office building elevator one day going down to lunch from his executive suite on level 77. Several floors down three employees stepped into the same elevator all very engaged in a conversation. They paid no attention to him – the CEO – standing in the elevator.

As the elevator door closed with its three new occupants, he quickly became aware, their conversation was a series of complaints and grievances about the company of which he was CEO and founder.