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Appreciative Inquiry and the power of the positive (by Marvin Faure)

Friday May 11th, 2012 0 comments

In my previous post, Social Constructionism and the Power of Engagement, I wrote about how we can create a healthy, upbeat organizational climate by favouring dialogue over monologue. I also built on Michael’s post on the use of language and suggested that if you want your organization to be more positive and optimistic, you should use positive and optimistic language.…

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Social Constructionism and the power of engagement (by Marvin Faure)

Saturday May 5th, 2012 0 comments

I’d like to take the opportunity to build on Michael’s post “The US 7th Cavalry and the Quantum Zeno Effect” and introduce explicitly an idea that has been hinted at a few times here without ever being directly addressed. Michael’s main point was that, very often, top management unwittingly undermines employee engagement by an inappropriate choice of words, by being…

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“Flow”: the elusive peak state of motivation and productivity by Marvin Faure

Tuesday February 28th, 2012 0 comments

Our partner, Marvin Faure, runs Mindstore Europe. He has recently completed a study on motivation. It is his first publication on our blog. “The unusual feature of this study was that the participants were all known to be highly motivated amateur cyclists in their private lives: the sort of people that cycle 8000 – 10,000 km per year and think…

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