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AI for coaching and teambuilding
Andy Smith, UK
I use Appreciative Inquiry a lot, for team-building, individual coaching, and group facilitation. My experience has been that most people love it, and appreciate the opportunity to look at what's working rather than trying to find problems to fix. We are looking at ways to make the concept of AI more appealing to skeptics and 'away-from' focused people (those who don't instantly 'get' it) and have found a few.

When to Use Appreciative Inquiry
Paul Brownrigg, Canada
Many team building assignments are initiated from an underlying assumption that something is wrong. This is, by definition, a negative concept but is also realistic. AI is used affectively to identify the POSITIVE attributes and focus on them. The core principle to success being that "one gets more of what one focusses on". AI shifts the focus from a problematic, dysfunctional team to areas of strenght and potential. Having said that, practitioners must be smart enough to realise that it isn't magic and that some individual team members or teams require a change in personnel to be truly effective.

Favorite AI Questions in Coaching?
Marilyn Bushey, Coach, United States
Do you have a few questions you use in coaching situations that seem to produce the most positive results?
I realize each situation is different, but do you have some core questions you change to fit the situation.

AI Coaching Questions
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
Simple core AI questions I use:
- Tell me a story when you were commended, acknowledged, rewarded for making a situation safer/better.
- Think about the time when you were on a team that you really enjoyed being a member. Tell me a story about one of the highlights you experienced.
Followup questions:
- How did that make you feel?
- What words immediately come to mind that describe your feelings?
By collecting these words, you can create what we call the "positive core" which closely connects with personal values and what s/he is passionate about.


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