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Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Well-Being

  • 31 Jan 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online Zoom Meeting


  • (includes a copy of Tojo’s book: Appreciative Intelligence)
  • No book included
  • (includes a copy of Tojo’s book: Appreciative Intelligence)
  • No book included

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Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Well-Being

Appreciative Intelligence® is the ability to reframe and see the generative potential in a challenging situation and to engage in purposive action to transform the potential to positive outcomes.  Most of our leaders today are engaged in continuous problem solving and crisis management. Over a period, the firefighting mind-set traps them to a path of a single-trajectory deficit mindset.  As leaders they end up spending most of their time attending to what is missing and what is wrong. This session will help the audience cultivate a sense of wellbeing by developing their Appreciative Intelligence®.  They will learn a few tools that they can use to reframe typical challenges in their organizational context and sharpen their well-being capabilities.    

Presenter: Tojo Thatchenkery, Ph.D.

Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is featured as one of the leading change thinkers in the Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. He is professor & director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program at the Schar School of Policy & Government, George Mason University. He is also a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Taos Institute. Tojo is the author of over a dozen books and hundreds of articles. One of them, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn was a Harvard Business Review recommend book. In another book, “Making the Invisible Visible” Tojo introduced the concept of quiet leadership as a key driver for innovation in organizations. He has also written books on appreciative inquiry, knowledge management, sustainable development, social capital, postmodernism, and information technology and economic development. Tojo has extensive consulting experience in change management, leadership development, organization design and strategy, and knowledge management. Past and current clients include Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, IBM, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen, PNC Bank, Alcatel Lucent, General Mills, 3M, British Petroleum, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, USDA, EPA, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Akbank (Turkey), and the Tata Consulting Services (India). Tojo is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences and the Journal of Organizational Change Management.  He has published in journals such as Harvard Business Review.

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