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.
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.
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.
You'll take some golden nuggets away from this episode, especially if you feel you're too busy, overwhelmed, stressed, or simply a little depleted, because my guest today, mindfulness coach, Meg Salter knows all too well about facing the complexities of our ever changing world, You will hear stories and practices that may just help you make some positive changes in your life.
An exploratory conversation that goes in many directions and leaves us with the question, what is human energy, or relational energy between people. We explore topics, such as empathy, intuition, connection, humanness, curiosity and more.
An appreciative voice provides safety for others to speak their truths. It is invitational and watchful. An appreciative voice is unhurried and patient. It can reframe situations to be helpful and resourceful. It is flexible. The appreciative voice is inclusive. It acknowledges diversity and identifies opportunities to offer possibilities to hold the space for transformational shifts to emerge.
Seasoned practitioner, coach and mentor, Mo McKenna shares insights, innovations and wisdom. She offers you an experience that is similar to when you've been holding breath for far too long, and then the moment of release happens. It's a beautiful release of tension as when you come up for air.
When did you last come away from an experience that had such an impact on you that you were filled with a joy and a hope that transformed you? You witnessed human flourishing and unity with others. You felt inspired by the conversations and connections. You felt alive, energized and a sense of wholeness, oneness and community that sent peace and infinite hope for what else is possible cursing through your body.
We are on the cusp of personal and collective evolution. The new brain, the neocortex enables us to evolve from our old modus operandi as mere survivors to learn ourselves into new patterns of kind-heartedness and compassion. When we can flourish together, living from our wholeness, we become the new human, and with greater conscious intentionality we collectively co-create the new world.
AIM2flourish is the world’s first global action-learning platform showcasing business innovation that tackle some of our biggest challenges. Founded at Case Western University, business students across the globe use Appreciative Inquiry framed questions (AIM = Appreciative Inquiry Method) to search out and report on golden innovations that address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.