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How To Create Appreciative Micro Moments

Podcast with Mo McKenna


Today’s Guest

My guest today is Maureen McKenna, a partner at Innovation Works and author of “Pink Steel-Toed Shoes,” a story about her experience as the first female manager in manufacturing at Xerox.

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She talks with us about how organizations can create a healthy climate, and increasing return on energy. Mo shares her AIR framework for creating small, appreciative changes in any workplace. She also explains how she introduces the practices of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry into workplaces.

You’ll Learn:

  • [1:50] What she hopes people took away from her speech at the Canadian Conference
  • [2:40] How to focus on return on energy in the workplace
  • [4:40] Learning from the past, moving forward, and her “Fresh Air” framework
  • [6:40] She tells an anecdote that is an example of self-awareness in the workplace
  • [8:15] How we choose to respond to “Vertical Leadership”
  • [9:10] How to help people to change their mindset and have a safe place for micropractices
  • [12:20] How to challenge each other’s thought processes without negative connotations
  • [14:00] The Lightning Round with Maureen McKenna!

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Special thanks to Maureen for joining me this week. Until next time, take care!

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