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Podcast with Jon Berghoff

Jon Berghoff on Creating Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

Today’s Guest:

Jon Berghoff is a co-founder and managing partner of The Flourishing Leadership Institute. He has designed and facilitated whole system change efforts through large group collaborative summits for businesses and institutions of all sizes.  His work on appreciative leadership, emotionally intelligent negotiating, and influence has taken him to Australia, Japan, the UK, and Australia and he was recently the official design and facilitation partner for the 4th Global Forum for Business as an Agent of Well Benefit.

In this conversation, you will hear Jon share his knowledge and experience of Appreciative Inquiry.  He discusses the approach of an appreciative Inquiry Summit and provides some examples for us to learn from and get inspired by.  Jon also explains how we can bring Appreciative Inquiry into our daily interactions at work.  

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:54] – Jon shares how we can unleash our ability to come alive, be at our best, play to our strengths, innovate from everywhere, and deepen our sense of purpose.
  • [02:42] – Jon describes what an Appreciative Inquiry Summit is.
  • [03:42] – Jon shares his definition of Appreciative Inquiry.
  • [04:53] – Jon provides an example of an Appreciative Inquiry Summit.
  • [09:50] – Jon talks about his work with the City of Cleveland using Appreciative Inquiry.  
  • [12:58] – Jon shares his thoughts on when an Appreciative Inquiry Summit is an appropriate tool.
  • [19:43] – Jon explains how Appreciative Inquiry can be used in every day work moments.
  • [25:19] – The Lightning Round with Jon Berghoff.

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