and Inquiry Guide
by Jan Yuill
5.5"x8.5" - full colour - coil bound -
The Reference and
Inquiry Guide is a companion resource to the
Organizations Alive! book,
which describes the model in depth. The guide is a step-by-step presentation
tool with colourful images, making it easy to share the constructs
the model with
non-judgmentally - the truths about the organization with which you are working.
"I find that I am keeping the guide in my
briefcase for when I meet with clients. Sometimes I pull it out to help guide
our conversation. It helps us ‘see’ things from a neutral perspective. Sometimes
I use it post conversation just to see what I notice and to give me ideas on a
new set of questions to open our next dialogue with."
The guide had been in the
works for a year (from the fall of 2006 to the fall of 2007). The ‘idea’ of it
began at our
breakfasts, when many of the
asked for a teaching tool and
lots more questions to help clients explore the model. Around that time, Tracey
Hagerman and I had request for a strategic planning session with a client and we
began to create a handout for the session. As the handout ‘grew,’ it began to
look like what the
had been asking for, and ta-da! …
The Reference and Inquiry Guide was created.
Many drafts have been shared
over the past year, the first of which was the one given out at our
December 2006 Ottawa breakfast. Participants,
of each of the Training Workshops since then, have also received versions of it.