Appreciative Inquiry Enquiry | Coaching

What is Appreciative Inquiry? A Short Guide to the Appreciative Inquiry Model & Process

Learn the basics of Appreciative Inquiry in this article, and find Appreciative Inquiry examples and resources.   Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, positive approach to leadership development and organizational change. AI can be used by individuals, teams, organizations, or at the societal level; in each case, it helps people move toward a shared vision for the future by engaging others in strategic innovation. …

Executive Doctorate Program | Leadership Development Program

Executive Doctoral Program: What We’re Looking for in Our Students

What makes a good scholar-practitioner? Director Jim Ludema, Ph.D., shares his reflections.   Not long ago, we asked Dr. Jim Ludema to share his thoughts on what makes for a great executive doctoral students. His reflections below highlight the scholar practitioner focus of our program, and its emphasis on leadership development. What is Benedictine University looking for in an executive doctoral student?  …

Four Must-Have Leadership Development Opportunities for the Twenty-First Century

Executives can no longer ignore the fact that business is a social institution and cannot exist outside the contextual environments in which it operates. Firm stakeholders continue to pressure business to make a more positive impact on social issues ranging from employee well being, to environmental sustainability, to community enhancement. These goals can only be accomplished by developing a new …