Appreciative Inquiry #016 – Undivided Wholeness

[from book part 3 - SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] “If you start thinking about the way you think, you are changing the way you think.” This beautiful insight was raised by David Bohm, who I consider both a source and a hero. Once you have read the sentence above, it can’t be unread. If we are able [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 18th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|1 Reactie

Appreciative Inquiry #015 – To be Present

[from book part 3 - SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In my modest opinion, Appreciative Inquiry can be regarded as the practical application of Theory U. Excuse me? Rethinking my enthusiasm for Appreciative Inquiry, I lean to the conclusion that this all resonates on ideas that struck me when I read the book Presence. I regard this book [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 17th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #014 – Based on Strength

[from book part 3 - SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] Undoubtedly, the primary Appreciative Inquiry source is David Cooperrider. Although I’ve never had the opportunity to meet him, David is so active in facilitating AI, publishing and speaking about it, that you can’t miss him when you start exploring AI. In 1986, Cooperrider completed his doctoral dissertation “Appreciative [...]

Door |2015-05-15T22:40:05+01:00mei 15th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #013 – Between the noses

[from book part 3 - SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In my opinion, two important representatives of AI sourcing in Europe are Griet Bouwen and René Bouwen. Within our AI100 learning journey, we are very proud they are available to inspire our students on their opening day. Griet is to be admired for ‘doing AI’ on a large [...]

Door |2015-05-14T21:46:49+01:00mei 14th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #012 AI? Artificial Intelligence?

[from book part 3 - SOURCES BEHIND APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY] In 2007, I met Annet van de Wetering and at some point she told me I was quite “A-I”. Being a mathematician, I first thought she meant ‘artificial intelligence’, but a few moments later I had learned a new thing called Appreciative Inquiry. It was at the time [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 13th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #011 – Please try this at home (and at work)

[from book part 2 WHEN THE BEGINNING STARTS TO BEGIN] Okay, let’s consider the former chapters as a ‘warm-up’ or perhaps as first exercises. Appreciate this book just as you like. Although every chapter has a number to it, you can choose your own reading order; or pick out what appeals to you. So why does every [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 12th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #010 – Two paradigms

[from book part 2 WHEN THE BEGINNING STARTS TO BEGIN] Imagine yourself on a winter’s night at a beautiful square in your hometown. The square is quite empty and your attention is drawn to the numerous lamp posts surrounding the square. It appears to you that one of the lanterns has a broken lamp. What is your [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 11th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|2 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #009 Everything flows?

[from book part 2 WHEN THE BEGINNING STARTS TO BEGIN] When was the last time you received a compliment? Do you remember the situation when you did something well and someone told you, “You did that very well!” What did it feel like? How did the conversation continue? Please take a moment, to focus on that moment. [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 10th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|2 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #008 We are all on A I land

[from book part 2 When the beginning starts to begin] Ghent, Belgium, 28th April 2012. The World AI Conference is shifting towards its completion. In Plenary Session 4, Prof. Dr. Klaas van Egmond argued that sustainability is synonymous with human dignity. Standing ovation for his wisdom combined with his motivational eloquence. Shivers on my back. He defined [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:57+01:00mei 8th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|0 Reacties

Appreciative Inquiry #007 – Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

[from book part 2 When the beginning starts to begin] Jan Flameling is ‘my’ brilliant Dutch social constructionist philosopher who taught me to do philosophy (instead of trying to understand all that difficult stuff). Once in a management conference, Jan told his audience about this strange western phenomenon called “I”. There are lots of cultures and languages [...]

Door |2016-12-07T11:57:58+01:00mei 7th, 2015|Categorieën: AI30|3 Reacties