Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn, Discover the Ability Behind Creativity, Leadership, and Success

Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn, Discover the Ability Behind Creativity, Leadership, and Success

By: Carol Metzker (author), Tojo Thatchenkery (author), David L. Cooperrider (foreword_author)Hardback

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The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leader's Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw on real-life examples and thorough interviews with top executives to identify actual examples of this elusive ability. Through these examples they show how a knack for creatively dealing with unexpected situations is the common bond between a diverse range of success stories. The authors also show that time and time again, an understanding of Appreciative Intelligence leads to organizations that enjoy higher levels of innovation, more productive employees, greater ability to adapt to changes, and, ultimately, greater profit.

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About Author

Tojo Thatchenkery is currently the Associate Professor of Organizational Learning at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. and holds a Ph.D. in organisational behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Carol Metzker has a Masters degree in Organisational learning from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and has over 15 years experience in communications and corporate environments.


1. Appreciative Intelligence: The Missing Link 2. The Case for Appreciative Intelligence 3. Framing Reality for a Great View of the Future 4. Patterns in the Mosaic 5. Appreciative Intelligence at Work 6. Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence 7. A Future with Appreciative Intelligence Appendix 1: Evidences from the New Field of Social Cognitive Neuroscience: Bibliography Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781576753538
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781576753538
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 1576753530

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