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.

Ability to Dream Influences your Destiny

When it comes to bringing positive change into your life, it might start as a wish, or an aspiration, or a dream. We know from history, some of the biggest dreamers have created the most lasting positive social changes. The ability to dream allows for anything to be possible. Imagining a desirable future is what keeps us going,

Search 2014 for the Best in Humanity

The video below affirms my choice to be a positivity strategist! I encourage you to invest 1.32 minutes to watch this video put out by Google, entitled “Year in Search 2014” focusing on the most searched for terms for 2014. Hold your judgement :-)   Pictures speak a thousand words The medium is the message. […]

Appreciative Inquiry – Unintended Consequence of App Development

It's been 1.5 years now since Juergen Berkessel and I co-founded Polymash, a creative agency with a focus on strategy development, app design and marketing for the mobile world.  Juergen is an artist and a technologist.  He comes from a professional photography background, graphic design and a long stint in IT and product development.  My […]

What Excites You?

“What are you excited about?” I love the question.  In my practice of Appreciative Inquiry, we say  it's the question that starts the change process.  A powerfully affirmative question inspires us to share stories about the successes and strengths I already know about and can celebrate.  Moreover, the question leads me to focus on what […]

Holistic Leadership

The call of our time now is for a holistic leadership vision that will guide us into the future, a vision based on equity, justice, prosperity, compassion, and the recognition of our interdependence. The role businesses and professions can play is critical and essential. There are increasing numbers of organizations that are proactively positioning themselves […]

The New Paradigm Life

The response to the following question Michelle James put to Annalie Killian, resonates loudly. (Link to the full interview below) Q: What do you see as the New Paradigm of Work? Killian: The new paradigm is about Life. One life, and work is part of that life and increasingly these two blend like fluids. Much […]

Embracing Change as a 7 Year-old

When I was 7 so much change happened.  I traveled by ship from Sydney Australia to Genoa in Italy, because of my father’s work.  He had been posted to Athens, Greece for a 5-year term.  I only remember parts of that long 6-week journey. It was the “old days”, when life aboard a luxury liner in first […]

Stunning Examples of Appreciative Inquiry Principles

Examples of Appreciative Inquiry Principles Aimee Mullens gives such a powerful and moving TED talk. Her examples of Appreciative Inquiry Principles are evident in her story.  She opens with examples of the Constructionist Principle: how words create worlds and the role we all play in co-creating our realities and defining each other. She advocates the […]

Forever Changed by New Perspectives

Savor this exquisite view of the “ultra deep field” through Hubble's eye of 3000 galaxies in OUR universe of 100 billion galaxies. New Perspectives There is always more than the eye sees: a splendid metaphor to shift our perspective on what seems to be “nothingness, emptiness, wastefulness, blackness” in order to gain new perspectives for our […]