Monthly Archives: October 2007

Strengths not Deficits

I was working with one of our coaching clients today and a description of how his organisation at times tended to respond elaborately to presenting matters, paying attention to the problems and looking for the quickest fixes, reminded me of the developing debate around strengths and deficits. Many of our actions as managers and leaders seem to be prompted by a failure or ‘deficit’ and too often we are encouraged to believe that action to reduce those deficits is the key purpose of or value from our role, i.e. the need ‘to put things right.’ Indeed, our own managers and… Read more
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Appreciative Inquiry Masterclass

I had the honour and pleasure this week to attend a masterclass in Appreciative Inquiry facilitated by David Cooperrider, the co-founder of AI. It was a full and energising day, covering the science and application of an approach to change that our company is using more frequently. Indeed, for the past three years and more our commitment to and use of AI in corporate, team and individual settings has been a growing feature of our interventions. The material used by David Cooperrider was up to the minute, and whilst not yet available for wider use, several of his presentations are… Read more
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Welcome to the Oi blog

Welcome to Optimum Interventions Ltd and our new blog. It’s a pleasure to be able to share thoughts quickly and continue the healthy daily dialogue we have with our clients and colleagues. This blog will also help us to add news and thoughts to our website offering in a more accessible format than our enewsletter.… Read more
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