Appreciative Leadership: Delivering Difference Through Conversation and Inquiry gives the reader a window on how Appreciative Inquiry, Generative Conversations, and Action Research were used to change culture in a UK healthcare system. What makes this book unique is the collaboration between the organisation and the consultancy firm. In the book, Heather Tierney- Moore, CEO of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, and Fiona MacNeill, Founding Director of Fiona MacNeill Associates, explore their experience of designing and developing an Appreciative Leadership programme in order to embed the organisation’s values in language, behaviour and practice. Their journey of discovery is clearly articulated with learning points for the reader at each stage: from inception, to delivery, and then to evaluation and sustainability. Thought provoking, honest, practical and inspiring, this book is a useful reference for anyone thinking about an appreciative approach to cultural change and organisational development.
About the author
Professor Heather Tierney-Moore is the CEO of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT). A nurse by background, Heather has had a long interest in putting compassion at the heart of care for patients, teams and the wider organisation. This interest developed during the time she spent as the Director of Nursing at NHS Lothian in Scotland and subsequently in her current role as CEO. Fiona MacNeill is the Founding Director of Fiona MacNeill Associates (FMA), a leadership thinking and development consultancy based in Glasgow. FMA has a successful track record of delivering leadership development in public sector organisations with a specific interest in health. FMA has a positive, values driven approach to the design, development and delivery of leadership thinking space for individuals and organisations.
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