Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living

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Taos Institute Publications, 2005 - Appreciative inquiry - 172 pages
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How is it that some people seem to have great relationships and success in their lives while others do not? Why are some organizations successful at sustaining positive change while others make a great start but let it fade away? It rests on the dynamics of their relationships. Creating positive dynamics and sustained success requires continuous awareness and informed appreciative action. Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living invites us to step into the appreciative paradigm where the principles governing our actions and relationships offer a means for increased value and meaning in our lives and our communities of work and play. Dynamic Relationships offers us the opportunity to practice these principles through cycles of reflection and action in ways that empower us to become a force for creating and sustaining life-affirming relationships and success in daily living.

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Unfortunately there's some very sloppy editing in this book. The author begins page 23 with a quote that is not only paraphrased, but attributed to the wong author. (It's Henry Melvill, not Herman Mellville as the book states.) This type of error doesn't bode well for the veracity of the rest of the facts in the book. 


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