When you come from strength, you can learn far more quickly; you perform more easily; you gain greater satisfaction from your efforts; and you experience a desire or a yearning to perform the activity more frequently, as you feel you just have to do it
In this conversation, we offer that Appreciative Inquiry is undergoing a sea change – a transformation – of its own. Appreciative Inquiry practitioners across the world continue to contribute to the growing number of practical and life-changing resources, expanding upon the traditional body of work that is Appreciative Inquiry and taking it to new contexts across the globe. We share stories and experiences that range from kids in schools, residents in hostels, surgeons and nurses in hospitals, curators in museums, students in universities, LGTBQ communities, clergy and members of churches and, potentially, women returning from combat.
In the six months' coaching each young woman went through a transformation. They reported relationships that had been challenging become easier. They felt less stressed because they invested their efforts in their strengths and found ways to manage weaknesses, meaning they become more productive and and experienced more joy in their work.
When people are performing in roles in which they play to their strengths, studies show that performance and satisfaction increase, productivity improves, and they have greater chance at achieving their full potential.
Words do hurt us and shape us and inform our self-image and shape our beliefs. It's not until we're pretty grown up that we can begin to develop our perceptual repertoire. Listening to the negative talk from others is not likely to improve our life.
Every system – human or otherwise – has strengths – things that work already providing the opportunity to address change from a strength-based approach.
Optimizing human experience to create improved performance, meaningful relationships and a better world is the goal of many personal and organizational change methodologies. Neuro linguistic programing (NLP) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) two such methods that are explored in this conversation between Andy Smith and Robyn Stratton-Berkessel.
Susan Mazza, creator of the highly acclaimed blog, “Random Acts of Leadership” shares insights and stories on the topic of leadership with Positivity Strategist host, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel. This episode is a personal conversation between two friends as they share experiences and exchange ideas about leadership. It's an example of a truly generative conversation
I've compiled a short list of positivity resources to help you on the road to greater positivity in your life. Positivity is not just about positive thinking or positive quotes. Positivity is a state of being that you can develop and strengthen through regular practice. I've put a little guide together to share […]
Host, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, Positivity Strategist and Jackie Kelm The Joy Engineer of Appreciative living engage in conversation and share stories about their passion for Appreciative Inquiry, the strength-based, positive change methodology. Jackie shares her 3 step Appreciative Living process to bringing greater joy into your life whatever the situation, and move beyond our cultural negativity bias.