Applying Leadership Strategies For Guide Community College Issues Requires An Approach That Delivers Results

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Appreciative Inquiry
Applying leadership strategies to guide community college issues requires an approach that delivers results. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a positive approach to change management. It’s all about the elevation, concentration and a chemistry of combining of strengths (The Drucker School [AI], 2011). AI aligns strengths that make system weaknesses irrelevant by creating a change in the way we look at human organizations and human change.
The Appreciative Inquiry Commons website offers two distinct definitions of the words ‘appreciative’ and ‘inquiry’ in their individual state;
Appreciative: 1. valuing; the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us. Synonyms: VALUING, PRIZING, ESTEEMING, and HONORING.

Inquire 1. the act of exploration and discovery. Synonyms: DISCOVERY, SEARCH, and SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION, STUDY.

(Appreciative Inquiry Commons ...where AI, positive change research and organizational leadership connect for world benefit, n.d., para. 1-2)

Combining these two words enhance the process which influences the purpose of organization during the time of change. The process makes for engaging a larger number of people and hearing all voices of an organization at the same venue and it is what gives life to situations when we’re at our best. As a result this will make collaborations a norm for organizations. Appreciative Inquiry involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive,…
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