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How to interweave micro practices in daily conversation? (by Cees Hoogendijk)

Highlight in the already enlightening dialogue between Ken Gergen and Danielle Zandee was their little play about how conversations can degenerate, and how to prevent this – or even turn them into a generative alternative. Subsequently, Danielle asked the audience to think about ways to ‘interweave’ or ‘interlock’ the micro practices into day to day […]

Leadership in Appreciative Inquiry: Diana Whitney (by Saskia Tjepkema)

‘Every organisation needs a positive revolution’.  With this strong statement – a variation on the great Thomas Jefferson quote – renowned AI consultant and author Diana Whitney opens her keynote. She explains: “In an era where we need co-creativity, Appreciative Inquiry just fits very well. Leaders nowadays worry about questions like: ‘How do I engage […]

Raising Martha / Raising her Mother

Hello, my name is Martha and I am one year old.  I’m not sure if you already heard, but there seems to be quite a bit going on about Appreciative Inquiry. There is a conference about it. My mother is asking people questions about how she can help me becoming a super daughter. Quite a […]

About Cooks and the Broth

What a relief. The VOV learning network really created the right atmosphere. About the subject Talent and Passion the VOV made a beautiful room with cosy lights and live musicians to experience Appreciative Inquiry in passion. Everyone was asked to wear an apron and cook along finding the secret how passion  will work in organisaton […]

Loving your Job and the People You Work with (by Saskia Tjepkema)

As the Dutch IT firm Schuberg Philis grew, it started to become more of an “organization.” In his keynote address Thurday, information manager Ilja Heitlager explains: “Without realising it, we created departments and hierarchy, inadvertently alienating our experts from our customer. Our people are very skilled and focused, but they were lost. In times of […]