Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Organizational Design John L. Heithaus CMO | MRIS Washington, DC   Inman Real Estate Connect...
Thought for Today <ul><li>“ No problem can be solved </li></ul><ul><li>from the same level of </li></ul><ul><li>consciousn...
The Argument Clinic: A Lesson in Perspective
Appreciative Inquiry has revolutionized strategic planning and organization development <ul><li>AI is based on the asserti...
Appreciative Inquiry in Practice  <ul><li>“ Appreciative leadership is the capacity to see the best in the world around us...
Residential Real Estate Today <ul><li>“ You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you m...
Apply Appreciative Inquiry  <ul><li>PREPARE TO DISCOVER:  Identify organizational processes that work well by connecting w...
Learn More about AI <ul><li>AI Commons: appreciativeinquiry.case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appreci...
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  1. 1. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Organizational Design John L. Heithaus CMO | MRIS Washington, DC Inman Real Estate Connect SFO 2010
  2. 2. Thought for Today <ul><li>“ No problem can be solved </li></ul><ul><li>from the same level of </li></ul><ul><li>consciousness that created it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Argument Clinic: A Lesson in Perspective
  4. 4. Appreciative Inquiry has revolutionized strategic planning and organization development <ul><li>AI is based on the assertion that problems are often the result of our own perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>AI believes that an organization is a miracle to be embraced rather than a problem to be solved </li></ul><ul><li>Humans tend to constrain our ability to effectively create priorities to make the right modifications for the future </li></ul>
  5. 5. Appreciative Inquiry in Practice <ul><li>“ Appreciative leadership is the capacity to see the best in the world around us, in our colleagues, and in the groups we are trying to lead. It’s the capacity to see the most creative and improbable opportunities in the marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the capacity to see with an appreciative eye the true and the good, the better and the possible.” </li></ul><ul><li>David L. Cooperrider </li></ul>
  6. 6. Residential Real Estate Today <ul><li>“ You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.” Lawrence “Yogi” Berra </li></ul><ul><li>We’re stuck in the past paradigms to control outcomes by controlling information and not the experience </li></ul><ul><li>Data wants to be “free” i.e. manipulated and leveraged to create a favorable outcome </li></ul><ul><li>We can not deny generational shifts underway and the implications for homeownership from the current economic crises </li></ul>
  7. 7. Apply Appreciative Inquiry <ul><li>PREPARE TO DISCOVER: Identify organizational processes that work well by connecting with all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>LEVERAGE THE WISDOM OF THE COMMUNITY: Use social networking tools to develop sustainable mutually beneficial solutions </li></ul><ul><li>DREAM: Envision optimal processes for the future </li></ul><ul><li>DESIGN: Plan and prioritize processes to optimize vision </li></ul><ul><li>DESTINY ( DELIVER ): Integrate and Activate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learn More about AI <ul><li>AI Commons: appreciativeinquiry.case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appreciative_inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>appreciative-inquiry.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>positivechange.org </li></ul><ul><li>taosinstitute.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>A Positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li> David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney </li></ul>
  9. 9. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Organizational Design John L. Heithaus CMO | MRIS Washington, DC Inman Real Estate Connect SFO 2010 THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT!
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