Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team by Whitney, Trosten-Bloom, Cherney, Fry

This book provides everything a team needs to discover “the keys to past successes and future possibilities”.  By igniting engaging  conversation one can enhance their team’s performance. Through the 48 positive questions and sample interview guides provided in the book, teams can develop into high-productivity units by establishing a common ground, through these positive questions, about various topics such as: clear and shared goals, roles, and responsiblities; creating empowering and supporting relationships; nurturing leadership; evolving energy, productivity, and performance; creating purposeful and up-lifting open communication that eventually leads to clear and shared procedures.  Through the power of these positive, productive questions, teams can go from a work environment constantly engaged in conversations full of problems  to an environment where creativity and possibility abound. A well structured step-by-step rundown of Appreciative Inquiry, you will find this book a wonderful resource no matter what type of team you work for.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.