Changing Social Systems with Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Process (cc) Chris Corrigan

Appreciative Inquiry Process (cc) Chris Corrigan

Recently came across an interesting AI (no, not Appropriate IT…that is not the only AI in the world you know ;-)) – Appreciative Inquiry.

From The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist pg 131:

In their book Appreciative Inquiry: Toward a Positive Theory of Change, they suggest we shift our frame of reference from one of “problem solving” to one that seeks to identify the sources available in any collection of people for inspiring, mobilizing, and sustaining positive change. Continue reading

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Neoteny: Refusal to Grow Up?

Ah, here is what I want to be…when I grow up. ;-)

I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.

Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributes Continue reading

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Receiving Everything

I asked for strength
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom
and God gave me problems to learn to solve.

I asked for prosperity Continue reading

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Persistence and Determination

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; Continue reading

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Second Life

I love the dark hours of my being
in which my senses drop into the deep.
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Grace Within Us

“…And this always brings us, as individuals and as a Company, to humility, to living this great virtue. Humility that makes us understand, each day, that it is not for us to build the Kingdom of God, but it is always the grace of God working within us; humility that pushes us to put our whole being not at the service of ourselves and our own ideas, but at the service of Christ and of the Church, like clay pots, fragile, inadequate, insufficient, but having within them an immense treasure that we carry and that we communicate.”

~ Pope Francis at a mass today to celebrate the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order (from The Daily Dish Quote for the Day).

Perfectly fits any faith or belief methinks. :)

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