David L. Cooperrider is Professor and Chairman of the Department of
Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management,
Case Western Reserve University. He is the author or coauthor of
nine books. His 1987 article Appreciative Inquiry Into
Organizational Life (with Suresh Srivastva) introduced the concept
of Appreciative Inquiry.
Diana Whitney is President of Corporation for Positive Change, the leading consulting firm practicing Appreciative Inquiry internationally, and a Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center. She has authored or edited eleven books.
Whitney and Cooperrider are cofounders of the Corporation for Positive Change (www.positivechange.org) and The Taos Institute (www.taosinstitute.net).
"Appreciative Inquiry is currently revolutionizing the held of
--Robert Quinn, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Michigan Business School
"Appreciative Inquiry is the philosophy that is allowing us to
engage the hearts, minds, and souls of our people--all of our
people. Only when we do that, will we
achieve breakthrough performance."
--Cindy Frick, VP organizational Development and HR Planning Roadway Express
"AI is a process that gets you moving the success spiral rather than down
up the failure one. It has a motivating effect helping achieve self-fulfillment rather than getting into a doom and gloom syndrome."
--Rob Treeby, Health. Safety, and Environment Manager, BP AMOCO