When faced with a kid who exhibited an unusual passion for unusual activities, they encouraged him. Of course, that’s what ANY parent would do, right? You won’t find much argument against encouraging your children.
David Cooperrider is one of the originators of the Appreciative Inquiry approach to Strengths. I’ve been researching AI and can see tremendous value in the way it encourages managers to ask questions about change, improvement and innovation from a strengths perspective. This short video clip gives you a bird’s eye view of Cooperrider and his …
You probably have a not-so-favorite story about someone who was such a great employee that they were promoted to manager – and fell to pieces. It happens far too often, doesn’t it?
Nearly everything you do involves a choice. With the exception of breathing and eating, there are very few non-negotiable activities. You can even make choices about what you eat and where you breathe. So, on a micro level, you are positioned more frequently than you realize to “get what you want.”
One of my Strengths is “Input.” For a living, I report information, provide analysis, and describe things to other people. All at once, I realized that I needed to do that now, for the parents of the girl. I began writing: “To the family of Jane Doe, I was one of the first motorists to stop at your daughter’s crash on Tuesday…..”