Using Appreciative Intelligence for innovation: A conversation with Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery.
By Jim Maddox,
March 16, 2021

My guest for this episode is Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery, Professor and director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management graduate program at the Schar School of Policy & Government, at George Mason University. He is also a member of the Taos Institute and the NTL Institute. He is a leading change thinker, and the author of over a dozen books including Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn and Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge.  He shares his ideas and insights around the concept of using appreciative intelligence for innovation.  He shares some great examples of using reframing to rethink various paradigms.  Reframing to see the positive, and then acting on the reframing, bringing the future to the present.  Great examples of this approach include Amazon, Apple, and many other innovators around Silicon Valley.  He shares his thoughts around how some organizations are using this approach to survive and thrive during COVID.