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Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask
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Many leaders are unaware of the amazing power of questions. Ourconversations may be full of requests and demands, but all toooften we are not asking for honest and informative answers, and wedon’t know how to listen effectively to responses. Whenleaders start encouraging questions from their teams, however, theybegin to see amazing results. Knowing the right questions toask—and the right way to listen—will give any leaderthe skills to perform well in any situation, effectivelycommunicate a vision to the team, and achieve lasting successacross the organization.Thoroughly revised and updated, Leading with Questionswill help you encourage participation and teamwork, fosteroutside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships withcustomers, solve problems, and more. Michael Marquardt reveals howto determine which questions will lead to solutions to even themost challenging issues. He outlines specific techniques of activelistening and follow-up, and helps you understand how questions canimprove the way you work with individuals, teams, andorganizations.This new edition of Leading with Questions draws oninterviews with thirty leaders, including eight whose stories arenew to this edition. These interviews tell stories from a range ofcountries, including Singapore, Guyana, Korea, and Switzerland, andfeature case studies from prominent firms such as DuPont, Alcoa,Novartis, and Cargill. A new chapter on problem-solving will helpyou apply questions to your toughest situations as a leader, and anew “Questions for Reflection” section at the end ofeach chapter will help you bring Marquardt’s message into allof your work as a leader.Now more than ever, Leading with Questions is thedefinitive guide for becoming a stronger leader byidentifying—and asking—the right questions.

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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
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From the bestselling author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness comes “a relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness” (Kirkus Reviews).“This book will help you flourish.” With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish? “Well-being” takes the stage front and center, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment—or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment. Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy—the very fabric of society—Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being. With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life. On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives, Dr. Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classics, Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism.

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Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice

Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice (Volume 1)

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Want to make learning more meaningful in your classroom? Looking to better prepare your students for the world of tomorrow? Keen to help learners create authentic connections to the world around them? Dive into Inquiry beautifully marries the voice and choice of inquiry with the structure and support required to optimise learning for students and get the results educators desire. With Dive into Inquiry you’ll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day. This book strikes a perfect balance of meaningful pedagogy, touching narrative, helpful processes, original student examples, and rich how-to lesson plans all to get you going on bringing inquiry into your classroom. After reading this book educators will feel equipped to design their own inquiry units in a scaffolded manner that promote a gradual shift of control of learning from the teacher to the learner. Exploring student passions, curiosities, and interests and having these shape essential questions, units of study, and performance tasks are all covered in this powerful book. Learn to keep track of the many inquiry topics in your classroom and have students take ownership over their learning like never before! Trevor MacKenzie provides readers with a strong understanding of the Types of Student Inquiry and proposes a framework that best prepares both educators and learners for sharing the unpacking of curriculum in the classroom as they work together towards co-constructing a strong Free Inquiry unit. Helpful illustrations for in-class use, examples of essential questions from a variety of disciplines, practical goals for making progress in adopting inquiry into your practice, and powerful student learning on display throughout, Dive into Inquiry will energize, inspire, and transform your classroom!

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A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
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To get a great answer, you need to ask the perfect question. Warren Berger revives the lost art of questioning.In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool--one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning--deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully"--can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask "Why?"Berger's surprising findings reveal that even though children start out asking hundreds of questions a day, questioning "falls off a cliff" as kids enter school. In an education and business culture devised to reward rote answers over challenging inquiry, questioning isn't encouraged--and, in fact, is sometimes barely tolerated.And yet, as Berger shows, the most creative, successful people tend to be expert questioners. They've mastered the art of inquiry, raising questions no one else is asking--and finding powerful answers. The author takes us inside red-hot businesses like Google, Netflix, IDEO, and Airbnb to show how questioning is baked into their organizational DNA. He also shares inspiring stories of artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, basement tinkerers, and social activists who changed their lives and the world around them--by starting with a "beautiful question."

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Reframing Academic Leadership

Reframing Academic Leadership

Reframing Academic Leadership
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Reframing Academic Leadership is a no-nonsense guide for academic administrators at all levels in colleges and universities and for those who seek to understand the unique challenges and opportunities in leading institutions of higher education today.     Bolman and Gallos speak to those who care deeply about higher education, appreciate its strengths and its imperfections, and are committed to making it better.  Colleges and university administrators who strive to be leaders with impact and significant forces for good will find in this book a readable, intellectually provocative, and pragmatic approach to their work and its possibilities.

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Appreciative Inquiry: Practitioners’ Guide for Generative Change and Development

Appreciative Inquiry: Practitioners' Guide for Generative Change and Development

Appreciative Inquiry: Practitioners' Guide for Generative Change and Development
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"Appreciative Inquiry : Practitioners' Guide to Generative Change and Development" book is the author's humble attempt to introduce the reader to the art, science and craft of ‘appreciative inquiry’. Appreciative Inquiry takes its seeker to a world of ‘exploratory search’ and ‘generativity’ as against ‘empirical research’ and ‘fixing’. This book is intended for the practitioners of positive organization change and development who want to learn the process of AI in an authentic and simple to apply way. the book takes the reader through the genesis and evolution of appreciative inquiry (Chapter 1), its conceptual foundation (Chapter 2), principles and underlying assumptions; and its process and craft (Chapter 3), an account of ‘7i Generative Mandala’ (SIGMA), author's Indianized adaptation of AI process (Chapter 4), ‘Reframing problem as possibility’ (Chapter 5) ... a practical way of creatively engaging with problems to appreciatively reframe them as possibility, ‘Being AI’ - the hallmark of a genuinely and deeply rooted AI professional (Chapter 6) and a guide of a sample AI process (Chapter 7).

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Evocative Coaching : Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (Paperback)–by Bob Tschannen-moran [2010 Edition] ISBN: 9780470547595

Evocative Coaching : Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (Paperback)--by Bob Tschannen-moran [2010 Edition] ISBN: 9780470547595

Evocative Coaching : Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (Paperback)--by Bob Tschannen-moran [2010 Edition] ISBN: 9780470547595
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Flourishing Together: Guide To Appreciative Inquiry Coaching

Flourishing Together: Guide To Appreciative Inquiry Coaching

Flourishing Together: Guide To Appreciative Inquiry Coaching
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How can we help each other flourish? Flourishing Together explores ways of understanding the power of our conversations, the language we use, and the images we share. Flourishing Together gives guidelines to coaches to include appreciative and social constructionist ways in their practice. It will help parents to improve their capacity to empower the best in their children and support them in what will make them flourish. As a leader, this book will open new possibilities for your improvement and help you in creating better and more flourishing connections with your team. As a reader, the book will offer you the possibilities to walk into the areas in your life that need more light, and will help you see your own personal history with new eyes.

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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change
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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the internationally embraced approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what’s working – strengths – rather than trying to fix what’s not. Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, pioneers in the development and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), provide a menu of eight results-oriented applications, along with case examples from a wide range of organizations to illustrate Appreciative Inquiry in action. A how-to book, this is the most authoritative and accessible guide to the newest ideas and practices in the field of Appreciative Inquiry since its inception in 1985. The second edition includes new examples, tools, and tips for using AI to create an enduring capacity for positive change, along with a totally new chapter on award-winning community applications of Appreciative Inquiry.

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APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning

APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning

APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning
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Appreciate Andragogy is an exciting new instructional strategy that brings Appreciative Inquiry to the field of education. Appreciative Inquiry has been successfully utilized in organizations as a strengths-based approach to employee development. Similar to positive psychology there is a focus on developing strengths instead of deficits, to achieve peak or optimal performance. This book provides the origins of Appreciative Andragogy and provides details of the research study that was designed and implemented within real online classes. The results found that Appreciative Andragogy had a positive influence on the students' motivation, engagement, and performance in the class. Appreciative Andragogy was developed as an instructional strategy for online classes; however, it can be implemented in any classroom environment, regardless of the subject matter, class size, or length of the class. This book provides the tools and language necessary to effectively use Appreciative Andragogy, and you can adapt it to work with and enhance your current instructional strategy. This book concludes that Appreciative Andragogy had a positive effect on students' performance within an online learning classroom environment, and more importantly that Appreciative Andragogy has an ability to take the distance out of distance learning. Purchase your copy today and find out how Appreciative Andragogy can work for you.

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