Appreciative Inquiry: A Life-Giving Personal Operating System

February 2021
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Similar to how the technologies we use have an operating system (OS) to ensure information and work flows smoothly, Godwin and Stavros suggest that each of us has a personal OS that impacts the information we process from the world around us and our subsequent actions. Using Appreciative Inquiry principles as the source code for an AI-based personal operating system (the aiOS) and the AI 5D cycle as one of the most popular applications of the aiOS, they conclude with an invitation to the global AI community to submit their favorite aiOS applications for future featuring on the AI Commons.


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: Jackie Stavros

Jacqueline Stavros is a professor in the College of Business and IT at Lawrence Technological University. Jackie’s passion is working with others to create meaningful results for positive change. She has co-authored many books and articles plus worked around the globe using Appreciative Inquiry, Conversations Worth Having and SOAR to help people thrive and organizations increase performance.


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