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3 04, 2013

10 appreciative things you can start doing today

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Many find Appreciative Inquiry transformative — changing the way our mind perceives the world. Choose one of these appreciative practices and try it once a day for a week. At the end of the week ask yourself, “How do I see the world differently?” Then continue the practice for two weeks.

22 02, 2012

Starting the new year in March

Wed, Feb 22, 2012|Filed in: Exercises, meeting designs & questions|Topics: , , |1 Comment

December, January and February 2011-12 flew by at rapid speed, filled with activities to complete projects, entertain house guests, travel and sing a once-in-a-lifetime event. March starts my new year with a few days of reflection on 2011 and futuring about what's next. In case this sounds like your life, here are the starting questions I'm asking myself for this new year.

28 09, 2011

Open questions

Wed, Sep 28, 2011|Filed in: Exercises, meeting designs & questions|Topics: , |Comments Off on Open questions

Open questions are designed to encourage full, meaningful, open-ended answers using the respondent’s own knowledge, opinions and feelings. Open questions are good for developing a conversation and finding out more detail; they ask the respondent to think and reflect. The opposite is closed questions, which encourage short or single-word answers.

Open-ended questions typically begin with words such as “Why,” “How,” […]

1 06, 2011

What is my intention for this conversation?

Wed, Jun 1, 2011|Filed in: Exercises, meeting designs & questions, Paul's blog|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on What is my intention for this conversation?

I have a friend who will want to talk and he'll tell me why. Often he's asking for me to just listen while he talks something through out loud. By stating his intention, it makes it easier for me to understand what I'm asked to do and decide if and when I can participate.

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