Appreciative Inquiry – Why? – The Mudd Partnership

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Appreciative Inquiry is a Change technique that approaches the discipline from a positive vantage point and is predicated on the belief that focusing on positive events energises and engages individuals. For any Change Intervention to be successful & at whatever level, this is precisely what you want to see happening as it will ultimately lead to more effective and enduring change: And although Appreciative Inquiry is more often presented as an Organisational intervention, it can also be extremely powerful when working with small groups and teams, &, more recently it has increasingly been used by ourselves and others in Leadership Development and in personal Coaching contexts.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Leading through strengths , rather than focusing on weaknesses sounds easier than it truly is. Look at your own team: poor sales figures, infighting, challenges, fears. Rather, you could see strengths and then figure out how to capitalize upon them for success. Take a peek–through a different lens–and you might be surprised where you end up!

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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