SOAR-ing with Generative Questions

Dr. Jackie Stavros is globally renowned as the thought leader behind the SOAR approach to strategic planning, revolutionizing how organizations approach their future with generative conversations that yield tangible results. With her new groundbreaking work on ‘Conversations Worth Having,’ Jackie exemplifies how to seamlessly integrate AI principles into everyday life.

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Episode Highlights:

  • An introduction to Appreciative Inquiry changed the way Jackie viewed research and asking questions
  • Her doctoral dissertation inspired the development of her SOAR framework (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results).
  • Jackie’s SOAR framework helped turned what was supposed to be the shutdown of a manufacturing plant into a strategic revitalization plan that led to the plant continuing to operate today.
  • Jackie credits Appreciative Inquiry with being essential to navigating with her children her husband’s cancer diagnosis.
  • How one appreciative practice is integral to engaging in Conversations Worth Having.
“Your questions in moments of crisis make all the difference. And they’re not necessarily positive questions. They’re generative questions. “

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