Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Innovation and Leadership

Tojo Thatchenkery

Describe the new concept of Appreciative Intelligence developed by author Tojo Thatchenkery and is featured in the popular book, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn.  It is a unique competitive advantage possessed by exceptional leaders and innovators. Adding to the model of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner, Appreciative Intelligence provides a new answer to what enables successful people to dream up extraordinary ideas, why other stakeholders join them, and how they triumph despite various challenges. Thatchenkery will demonstrate the three components of Appreciative Intelligence (reframing, appreciating, and envisioning) and participants will learn how to apply them in their work settings. They may also learn how to assess and develop their own or others’ Appreciative Intelligence and how to bring out the best from others in difficult situations.  Lessons learned from leaders who have demonstrated a high level of Appreciative Intelligence will also be shared. See for more information.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers