When I went back to grad school, I studied the art and science of engagement, mostly in the context of changing what people think and do. At the same time, I decided to get a certificate in adult education. One of the education courses I took introduced me to Appreciative Inquiry (AI). I confess that I really only took it because I could get a bunch of credits in one weekend. But it ended up changing my work and life.
Polarization is the word of the decade for me, an issue clients ask me to help with, a lot. It's a plague of a different sort that has infected our families, communities, organizations and governments.
One of the main reasons clients come to me is that they're stuck. They want different outcomes than they're getting. But haven't been able to make the change required to get those different results. They either don't know what to change or are resisting it. And that's a huge problem
"Boat!" Finally. The call to action we'd been waiting for. We dropped what we were doing and raced to our waiting cameras. As photographers and videographers in the rafting industry in 1984, we spent long days in the wilderness on the river. The first trip often left at 8 am