Appreciative Inquiry Crown Sonnet

August 2018
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Ada Jo Mann illustrates her appreciative voice through the poetic form called a crown sonnet. A crown sonnet is actually fifteen sonnets woven together to tell a story using each line of the last sonnet. In this crown sonnet the process and principles of Appreciative Inquiry are referenced and celebrated.


Author: Ada Jo Mann

Ada Jo Mann began her career in international development and social change as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad from 1967–69. As a partner in Innovation Partners International, she collaborates with clients on strength-based approaches to strategic planning; organization design; and whole system change and has advised and trained over 1500 leaders in more than 50 countries. Contact:

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