Developing the Foundations for Leadership: Changing the way we interact through Appreciative Inquiry

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308191
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing the Foundations for Leadership: Changing the way we interact through Appreciative Inquiry
Author(s):
Horton-Deutsch, Sara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN, ANEF, shortond@iupui.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Approaches to leadership that served well in the past do not address the challenges of the 21st century work environment.  For over a decade we have applied Appreciative Inquiry (AI) (Cooperrider & Whitney, 2005), a process for individual and group development that uses narrative to identify what is best in the history of a person or group and what aspects of the past should be preserved and amplified. Rather than focusing on gaps, Appreciative Inquiry shifts the paradigm to build on what works. Appreciative leadership has emerged as an approach to explore the relational nature of this purposeful affirmative process. Through this process determination of “what works” and “what we want more of” leads to the generation of innovative ideas for future development, grounded in the best of the past and situated in the present.  This appreciative approach to change has moved from individual and group work within organizations to creating more partnered approaches to leadership,  engaging learning environments with students, and evaluating teaching practices with faculty ( Horton-Deutsch & Sherwood, 2012; Sims & Swenson, 2012). This presentation will further explore how the four phases of the AI process (initiating, inquiring, imagining, and innovating) can be used in the context of leadership to continuously learn, grow and change to develop positive environments.  Combined with other reflective models, appreciative leadership uses strategies and practices for working together to mobilize creative potential and to set in motion positive energy, confidence, enthusiasm and performance to address the ongoing transformations in health care. In this way, it builds on and further develops one’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and team capacity.
Keywords:
Reflection; Leadership; Appreciative Inquiry
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping the Foundations for Leadership: Changing the way we interact through Appreciative Inquiryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorton-Deutsch, Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN, ANEF, shortond@iupui.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308191-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Approaches to leadership that served well in the past do not address the challenges of the 21<sup>st</sup> century work environment.  For over a decade we have applied Appreciative Inquiry (AI) (Cooperrider & Whitney, 2005), a process for individual and group development that uses narrative to identify what is best in the history of a person or group and what aspects of the past should be preserved and amplified. Rather than focusing on gaps, Appreciative Inquiry shifts the paradigm to build on what works. Appreciative leadership has emerged as an approach to explore the relational nature of this purposeful affirmative process. Through this process determination of “what works” and “what we want more of” leads to the generation of innovative ideas for future development, grounded in the best of the past and situated in the present.  This appreciative approach to change has moved from individual and group work within organizations to creating more partnered approaches to leadership,  engaging learning environments with students, and evaluating teaching practices with faculty ( Horton-Deutsch & Sherwood, 2012; Sims & Swenson, 2012). This presentation will further explore how the four phases of the AI process (initiating, inquiring, imagining, and innovating) can be used in the context of leadership to continuously learn, grow and change to develop positive environments.  Combined with other reflective models, appreciative leadership uses strategies and practices for working together to mobilize creative potential and to set in motion positive energy, confidence, enthusiasm and performance to address the ongoing transformations in health care. In this way, it builds on and further develops one’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and team capacity.en_GB
dc.subjectReflectionen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectAppreciative Inquiryen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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