ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Leadership and Organizations

This issue of the AI Practitioner features a range of collaborative practices originating in the field of therapy but which are gaining broad-scale use within organizations
Tips for putting Collaborative Leadership into action.
Believe in the value of others.
• Value, acknowledge, and use the strengths and resources of others.
• Convey in words and actions you believe the other has something worthy to contribute.
Appreciative collaborative leadership is a philosophy of leadership: a way of being entailing the way that a leader thinks, relates, responds, and creates with the people they lead. When put into action it gives rise to success throughout an organization
Most bosses depend on a right-hand-person to support them. Whether you are in the “corner office” or the owner of a small business, having the most effective assistant is one of the most valuable assets you can have.
Tips for putting Collaborative Leadership into action.
Believe in the value of others.
• Value, acknowledge, and use the strengths and resources of others.
• Convey in words and actions you believe the other has something worthy to contribute.
Appreciative collaborative leadership is a philosophy of leadership: a way of being entailing the way that a leader thinks, relates, responds, and creates with the people they lead. When put into action it gives rise to success throughout an organization

Dialogue

Over the years I have had a sustained interest in client voices: their experiences and descriptions of successful and unsuccessful therapy and of therapists who were helpful and not so helpful.
Most bosses depend on a right-hand-person to support them. Whether you are in the “corner office” or the owner of a small business, having the most effective assistant is one of the most valuable assets you can have.
Inviting and sustaining collaborative-dialogue requires a shift in orientation.
• The orientation is based in assumptions about dialogue from postmodernism and related viewpoints.
• The conditions for collaborative-dialogue and the stance of the inviter flows from these assumptions

Therapy

“How can our practice have relevance for people’s everyday lives in our fast changing world, what is this relevance, and who determines it?” is a persistent question for collaborative practitioners and a question that I think all practitioners should be asking. Why?
Over the years I have sustained an interest in client voices and the importance of the expertise they bring to therapy (Anderson & Goolishian, 1992). This interest came from my clinical experiences and in what I refer to as a collection of assumptions related to social construction theory and postmodern philosophy.
A firsthand experience of postmodernism Many of us have been through a process of encountering postmodernism in graduate study, involving reading, speculating, confusing, discussing, and arguing the ideas with others.

Education

New landscapes require changing perspectives that in turn call for new practices. The new landscape of education - and collaborative teaching and learning discussed in this chapter- is our fast-changing world, characterized by social, cultural, political, and economic transformations including the influence of the internet and media on the decentralization and dissemination of information and knowledge.

Research

People around the world increasingly want to have a voice and input into decisions that affect their lives: what kinds of services they need, the kinds of services offered, and how the services are provided. They call for a more egalitarian world in which they are respected as persons who know themselves--their lives, circumstances, and requirements-- better than a stranger: a person often experienced as an interloper

Translations

A educação colaborativa baseada nos pressupostos pós-modernos e da construção social fornece uma orientação para a formação e treinamento em que os estudantes estão envolvidos ativa e intimamente em seu aprendizado e tem voz para determinar e avaliar o que e como aprender.
El desarrollo de nuestras ideas ha sido motivado por el trabajo con casos en que han fracasado todos los intentos de tratamiento, así como casos derivados de los tribunales que generalmente representan complejos problemas clinícos contra los que existe una lucha constante, como por ejemplo los problemas de violencia doméstica, abusos sexuales y enfermedades crónicas.

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