Appreciating Awe

Cultivating Radical Curiosity as the Fuel of Appreciative Inquiry Research

February 2024
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In this article, we explore the significance of adopting awe-seeking and radical curiosity as an intentional research posture. After detailing the interconnectedness of awe and Appreciative Inquiry, we propose rekindling the art of appreciatively questioning and cultivating radical curiosity as a skill that is a needed addition in the preparation of future researchers who are able to generate the future-forming scholarship called for in the world today.


Author: Lindsey N. Godwin

Lindsey N. Godwin, Ph.D., is the Robert P. Stiller Professor of Management at Champlain College, where she serves as the Academic Director for the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and co-publisher of AI Practitioner. As a practitioner–scholar active in the global AI community, she has helped organize and facilitate AI processes around the globe. 


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Author: David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University, where he holds the Covia- -David L. Cooperrider Professorship in Appreciative Inquiry. He is also the Honorary Chair of Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in the Stiller School of Business. David now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Organization Development Network. 


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