Appreciative Inquiry - Positive Change in My Life
Last October, I decided to make a positive change in my own life. I had a successful career in both the private sector at the executive level in human resources and quality systems and in implementing organizational change.
I decided to take a sabbatical from employment to take time to assess my “next phase” in work life.
I researched current thinking about change, about quality and leadership. I became very interested in the growing movement on strengths based change and how that focus could bring positive and transformative changes in organizations. I decided to enroll in an executive program in Appreciative Inquiry at Case Western Reserve University.
I now understand how Appreciative Inquiry is very supportive of continuous quality improvement and of organizations as human systems
. I see Appreciative Inquiry as a way for organizational leaders to capture the human spirit in their organization to build a better future by focusing on a strengths based approach to strategic planning and change.