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About the Authors
Diana Whitney Ph.D. is the President of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consulting firm specializing in the application of Appreciative Inquiry – the revolutionary process she helped develop and spread – to resolve the most pressing challenges of our time. In fields ranging from healthcare to education; from peace-building to business; from community development to government, Diana coaches executives and their teams in support of organization culture transformation, and strategic development. With over thirty years of experience, her clients include Merck, British Airways, Verizon, J&J, Calgary Health Region, University of Virginia Health System, Idaho Department of Education, and Sisters of Good Shepherd.
Diana is a Founder of the Taos Institute, a center for dialogue among family therapists, educators and organization consultants. She is a Fellow of the World Business Academy. She is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center where she teaches and advises PhD students. She is an expert faculty for the NCR Picker Patient Centered Care Institute. Diana was also the President of the Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM.
Dr. Whitney received her Ph.D. from Temple University (1980) in the field of Organizational Communication. Her early research into the dissemination of educational innovations funded by the National Institute of Education created an agenda for the ongoing development of educational R&D laboratories throughout the United States.
Amanda Trosten-Bloom is Managing Director for Corporation for Positive Change – the premier consulting firm using Appreciative Inquiry for transformation and innovation in business, government and nonprofits around the world. One of the first consultants to use Appreciative Inquiry for whole system change in a business setting, Amanda is also an internationally recognized Appreciative Inquiry trainer, author and speaker. Her work focuses primarily on strength-based change in the areas of culture transformation, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, leadership development, and business process improvement.
Kae Rader MPA is an associate with the Corporation for Positive Change (CPC), Kae is one of a select few from around the world licensed to facilitate CPC's Appreciative Leadership Development Program. She has more than 30 years of management and leadership and service in the nonprofit sector, Kae Rader is a dynamic facilitator and results-oriented consultant who specialize in positive, practical approaches to organizational effectiveness. Clients in her consulting practice include: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Idaho State Board of Education and USA Diving. She speaks on the fundamentals of Appreciative Inquiry and its value to enhancing organizational effectiveness.
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The best leadership book I have come across in a long time. Great application in any type of business or workplace.Published on January 26, 2013 by Barbara L Rickard
This book is great for people at any level within management or just working with teams. Great examples and well-written for any experience level.Published on May 3, 2012 by theOCjeremy
Looking back over 35 years as a manager in the for profit, non-profit and public sectors, I can honestly say that I was most productive when I was using management styles and... Read morePublished on August 3, 2010 by Bob Horton
I was assigned to read this book for a leadership development class in my MBA course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and it is definitely the worst book we have been assigned... Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Jeremy Wanamaker
Whitney and Trosten-Bloom's book is a universal guide to what we know works. It leads the way for other practices that are built on the power of positivity, such as improvisation... Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Karen Hough
Having had the opportunity to work with Diana Whitney personally, it is no surprise to me that she has created another remarkable product! Congratulations to Dr. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Julie Haizlip