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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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UNDERLYING CONCEPTS

The spark that launched Cooperrider was the observation that organizations move toward what they study, a profound realization at the time. The essential concepts that underlie AI can be summarized as follows:

  • In every society, organization, or group, something works.
  • What we focus on becomes our reality.
  • Reality is created in the moment, and there are multiple realities.
  • The act of asking questions of an organization or group influences the group in some way.
  • People have more confidence and comfort to journey to the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known).
  • If we carry parts of the past forward, they should be what is best about the past.
  • It is important to value differences.
  • The language we use ...

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