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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, 2nd Edition by Diana D. Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom

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CHAPTER 6Affirmative Topic Choice

Affirmative Topic Choice provides the focus for the activities that follow in the 4-D Cycle. Careful, thoughtful, and inspired topic choice is centrally important, as it defines the direction of the change process and lays the groundwork for subsequent interviews and organizational learning—processes that will shape an organization or community. Affirmative Topics set the stage for the entire 4-D process that follows.

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This chapter explores the nature of topic choice, discusses the various options for who will select Affirmative Topics, and walks you step by step through the process for engaging your ...

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