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Creating a More Positive Professional Life

‘You’re going to be happy,’ said life, ‘but first I’ll make you strong.’
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author of the bestselling book, The Alchemist

Ellen Drolette, in an article that provides the foundation of a new Exchange Reflectionsdiscusses how using a technique called appreciative inquiry can positively transform our lives. She explains:

“Using appreciative inquiry brings out the best in people and organizations. It is a change in mindset and takes intentional changes in the way we welcome families, hold conferences, talk about challenging behaviors, communicate with co-workers and children.”

Drolette provides many examples of how to use appreciative inquiry, and the Exchange ReflectionsAppreciative Inquiry for a More Positive Professional Life,” offers wonderful conversation starters and ideas for enhancing program and personal satisfaction. This Reflections will work equally well in a group setting or for personal learning.

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