The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry

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In this 3rd post on Appreciative Inquiry and social media I give a case study of how a small business transformed its culture of compliance to a Culture of Kindness (Part 1 here, and Part 2). Magic Mushrooms (MM) produce mushrooms of the high quality but, like so many fresh produce businesses in Australia their people were engaged in a culture of compliance, not Kindness. It was a constant battle to maintain quality and the owner, Brian, was spending seven days a week supervising compliance. But Brian had heard from his cousin Alan, MD of Freshest Fruits, about the work we had been doing with his team to install a Culture of Kindness in his business. For Alan, this had resulted in a transformation in the culture, product and service quality and business outcomes. Here is Magic Mushroom’s story. The Story of a #Kind #Leader Who Engaged His People to #Contribute #appreciativeinquiry

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

See your team for what it is: a collection of strengths! The key is to learn how to capitalize upon those strengths to realize the full potential to reach your goals. Don’t worry–it’s easier than you think!

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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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