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The importance of the beautiful question

“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question” e.e Cummings August is often an opportunity for me to catch up with reading recommended by clients and colleagues. On a recent visit to Vermont, USA, a colleague recommended I should read A More Beautiful Question – the Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

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The Anticipatory Principle Rap

We use an exercise to help embed and learn about the five key AI principles in all of our Taste of AI training and advanced programmes. We ask participants are asked to create a presentation in any format they would like, to reinforce their learning about constructionist, simultaneity, anticipatory, positive and poetic principles. Over the

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Developing appreciative journals

Appreciating People launches latest journal We’ve often been asked what led us to develop a range of appreciative journals. You can trace it back to four influences, leading to an early morning burst of creative activity. The first influence was the St George’s Hostel work in 2010, when – with limited success – we used

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Telling a different story

AI’s contribution to creating dialogue and Psychologically Informed Environments AP co-director Suzanne Quinney has contributed a chapter on Appreciative Inquiry to a new book on PIEs – psychologically-informed environments. Authors from both the US and UK combine to describe practices that better serve vulnerable people without homes. In his foreword, Joe Finn, president/executive director of

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