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Topics Research/theory building
Publish Date Feb 2013
No. of pages 68
No. of articles 12
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Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner February 2013

Generative Connection between Ancient Wisdom and Today’s Endeavours in the Field


This issue of AI Practitioner shares philosophies and paradigms that have echoed in Indian wisdom for thousands of years, and finds their generative association with the present day world’s impactful articulation of AI principles. Together, Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Indian philosophies can inspire innovations that will transform the way humanity evolves and humankind connects, transcending geo-political, national and cultural differences.

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AI Practitioner February 2013 - AI Research Notes
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India and Appreciative Inquiry - Introduction
The 14th European Appreciative Inquiry Network Meeting
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4 Introduction: Together, traditional Indian philosophies and AI can inspire innovations that will transform the way humanity evolves by Neena Verma, Ronald Fry and Zeb Waturoucha

8 Feature Choice Harnessing Human Energy to Renew Positive Organizational Climate Reflections of an AI Practitioner and an Invitation to Action The reflections of an AI practitioner on climate change in the environments of the physical world and human communities by Maureen McKenna

16 Invocation of Faith A poem by Neena Verma

7 Advaita and Appreciative Inquiry Perspectives on the Social Construction of Reality Connectedness between Advaita, an ancient Indian philosophy of nonduality, and Appreciative Inquiry allows generative possibilities to emerge by R. Sankarasubramanyan and Wasundhara Joshi

21 Stimulating Appreciative Mindset The Application of Indian Traditional Wisdom for Effective Appreciative Inquiry-Based Interventions The parallels between an appreciative mindset, and karmyoga and yajna traditional Indian perspectives of reality and development by Ashish Pandey and Rajen K. Gupta

25 Experiments with Appreciative Governance Fusing AI philosophy with deficit based enforcement, investigation and vigilance work, intentionally searching for ‘what works’ by Yogesh Verma

29 Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence for Innovation in Indian Organizations Appreciative Intelligence: the ability to reframe, to see the positive and act on it, in action in the construction of the Delhi Metro Rail network by  Tojo Thatchenkery

34 AI ... the Indian Roots A poem by T.T. Srinath

36 Deep in the Woods, Over the 50 Hills Appreciative Inquiry for Inclusive Education Venturing into forests and hills, learning to use our appreciative lenses and engage with schools in isolated tribal communities by Lalitha Iyer

41 Appreciatively Engaging GenY Energizing ‘the Base’ in a Steel Plant How to engage GenY employees? By Naresh Mehta and Hardik Shah

47 Changing the Story Appreciative Leadership by and for Differently Abled People in India Using AI to create a lasting forum for people who are differently abled by Archana Shrivastava

50 The Story of Transcend Articulating an Organization’s Mission, Vision and Values Using Appreciative Inquiry A 50 year-old organization that had lived but never articulated its mission uses AI to give it form and expression by Sunil Jha, Priya Vasudevan, Wasundhara Joshi and R. Sankarasubramanyan

55 Appreciative Inquiry Research Notes

59 Appreciative Inquiry Resources

64 The 14th European Appreciative Inquiry Network Meeting Chartres, France. Building a network that stands like a cathedral 7-10 November, 2012

66 About the May 2013 Issue

67 About the sponsor of this issue Involve Consulting, pioneers of AI in France and specialists in OD and leadership development. Bernard Tollec, Managing Director

68 IAPG Contacts and AI Practitioner Subscription Information

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