Changing Beliefs about Human Capacity – PS104

To close this Season, we reflect on Appreciative Voice and how the seven literacies are impacting our thinking and relationships. We share findings from our fieldwork; and, we introduce our new thinking and learning about human capacity: four assumptions of changing beliefs about what we're all capable of and how that might reframe our realities.

Finding the Future: Using our Voice to Shape the Future – PS 103

Anticipating what is possible and how we fuel it is the topic of this literacy: Finding the Future.  It helps if we envision a better future if we shift what's going on that isn't serving to that which is serving in any given situation.  It's very powerful to dream of something new and different and develop that muscle to search for our collective appreciative voice to shape the future.

Connecting the Collective: Dynamics, Dialogue, Decisions – PS102

Connecting the collective is the work of hearts and minds.  This literacy focuses us on living into the “we.” Connecting and belonging are the life-blood of human organizing and relationships. Starting conversations that are real and inclusive lifts up our appreciative voice.

Powering the Positive: Fusing Strengths for Flow, Energy and Connection – PS100

Paying attention to and magnifying the positive in people, communities, and networks help us flourish. Among the benefits of knowing our strengths include finding more flow and meaning in work, feeling more energized than drained, and seeing our relationships improve by coming from a place of greater ease.

Kindling Kindness: Raising our Capacity for Cultivating Compassion – PS99

In cultivating compassion, we grow empathy and positive regard for self and others. It encourages us to train our hearts and minds to stay open and offer our best to others.  Growing our understanding of difference, attending to small ways to connect with others, developing our own inner resource to be of service are some of the habits of this literacy.

Meet the Literacies for Living and Leading in our Times – PS96

We set the scene in this episode for what’s to come. We talk about the origins of Appreciative Voice and how the seven literacies evolved. The intention of these literacies is to enable us to bring all voices into conversations. There are many choices to be made. They include inviting all perspectives, focusing on the collective and the relational world we are responsible for co-creating. They include our need for belonging and connection, and you will make your own connections with the content.