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Why are ‘firms of endearment”—rising industry leading stars that have created huge emotional bonds with the world such as Toyota, Whole Foods, GE, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters—generating investor returns at a rate of some 1,026 percent over a ten year period compared to 122 percent for the S&P 500; more that a 8-to-1 ratio! It's because going green is a magic. It's a productivity engine. What happens, in a nutshell, is a leap in human energy. What happens is an eruption of human imagination.  What is generated is a culture ...
“Radically” Increasing Innovation Using Improvisation
Wikipedia defines innovation as “incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations.” But, how many times have you been involved in innovations that were disappointingly incremental when a more radical approach was needed? Perhaps people that think differently can lead us toward greater innovation. Let’s begin by looking at two groups based on their Myers-Briggs types of intuition or sensing. A great team building exercise that demonstrates the creative leaps intuitive people make is to have each group describe a leaf. Generally speaking the sensors write about the ... market research, surveys and trends
Appreciative Inquiry for Accelerated Learning
by David Cooperridder of Case Western Reserve University, which is learning which integrates the insight from motivation research and emotional intelligence. • ”Learn how to learn as a global family” he calls this one of the “great adventures of our time.” His philosophy Segelman, Barbara Hedrickson, and Peter Drucker. • Strength elevated perspective… true, better. Finding consistent ways to lift that up. the task of leadership is to create an alighnment of strengths that make weakness irrelevant. • Could it be all about strengths? • ”Hope connected to hope. Inspiration to connected to ... market research, surveys and trends


Human Services Newsletter - Feb. 2008
Homeless planning has achieved significant progress in the past few months. Some successes represented milestones of ongoing efforts while other achievements were new endeavors with incredible potential. In both areas, we are indebted to the expertise and commitment of the region�s elected officials, nonprofit providers and community partners. We thank the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for announcing another record breaking award for the region. The $21.4 million will provide critical support at a time when the need is increasing amidst funding reductions. This stable source of support means that thousands ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Creative AI Approaches for Whole-System Culture Change: Hunter ...
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division is a 1000-person manufacturing company in Broomfield, CO. The largest and most profitable Division of Hunter Douglas International, the Window Fashions Division (WFD) innovates, manufactures, and fabricates high-end window covering products. Having experienced off-the-chart growth during its first ten years of business (27 people in 1985 to nearly 1000 in 1998), the Division made the decision to reorganize into separate business units - one per product. At the same time, the WFD lost a number of key players to other parts of the HD organization, as HD North America promoted several ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Intro to AI
There are also many excellent free resources from the Appreciative Inquiry Commons at: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Appreciative Inquiry Resource Guide - Head Start
Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to the areas of organizational performance and learning that focuses on what works in an organization – things that make an organization most alive, effective, successful, and connected in healthy ways to its stakeholders and communities. Head Start staff will become acquainted with Appreciative Inquiry as it relates to organizational development, organizational culture, and its effects on productivity and morale. The guide includes selected journal articles; books and journal titles; organizations and associations; and a listing of contacts who have published materials on Appreciative Inquiry. technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Change
“The Appreciative Inquiry Commons,” a website devoted to the sharing of academic resources and practical tools on AI has an excellent collection of articles ...
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Facilitating a visioning session. | Ask MetaFilter
I've been tapped to facilitate a three-hour discussion among board and staff members of a nonprofit I work for, during an annual two-day retreat. The discussion is to focus on "big picture" issues -- where do we want to see the organization in three years, how does the public view the organization vs. how we want them to view us, what are our strengths/weaknesses, etc. Less about strategic planning and more about visioning. This is a grassroots organization (picture sitting on the floor and couches in a living room, not around a big table in an office building) with a big staff and board from a wide range of backgrounds. ...
SWOT Analysis: Outsource to get an unbiased view, or risk internal ...
Strengths and weaknesses must be viewed from the perspective of the customer; using someone from the outside to challenge the group and get input from those intimidated by rank (we all know that it happens) helps to foster discussion. I have found that those with the most meaningful comments are those closest to the customer (and those less willing to contribute if a superior is running the session). posted April 8, 2009 While I have seen SWOT analysis conducted internally which represents a fair and reasonably true understanding of the organisation and its position in the broader business environment, too often internal SWOT ...