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Taos Institute Publishes 2 New Books

The Taos Institute just announced two new publications: Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge: Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change (2005)
by Tojo Thatchenkery, and Experiential Learning Exercises In Social Construction: A Field Book for Creating Change (2004) by various authors at the Institute for Creative Change. Click below for more details on these books.

Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge: Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change (2005)
by Tojo Thatchenkery

True knowledge sharing in organizations occurs less regularly than most of us think. What can be done to help create a system in which people share the internal “know-how” unique to each organization? In this contribution to change management, Tojo Thatchenkery describes a brand new methodology called Appreciate Sharing of Knowledge [ASK] and provides a step-by-step tool kit for anyone interested in knowledge management. Using the most recent research, Thatchenkery shows how “appreciation” is the missing link in facilitating knowledge sharing. By systematically and intentionally creating an appreciative climate in organizations, leaders and practitioners can deal with change with least resistance and leverage the “tacit knowledge” that is essential for competitive advantage. Written in lucid, jargon-free language, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the most recent approaches to dealing with change and creating a robust knowledge management architecture in organizations.

124 pages; $19.95 plus shipping and handling

ISBN: 0-7880-21-37-0

Experiential Learning Exercises In Social Construction: A Field Book for Creating Change (2004)
by Robert Cottor, Alan Asher, Judith Levin, and Cindy Weiser, The Institute for Creative Change

This field book presents exercises that have been organized into Learning Labs that will invite innovative thinking and practice with those familiar with social construction theory as well as those who are newcomers to constructionist thinking. Learning Labs are designed to generate new thinking about diverse societal and professional issues. These exercises promote and enhance creative change strategies for mental health, educational and organizational development professionals.

136 pages; $24.95 plus shipping and handling

ISBN: 0-7880-2122-2

We are currently accepting orders online via our secure shopping cart at www.taosinstitute.net. Please let us know if you need assistance with this process at books@taosinstitute.net or call 1-888-999-TAOS or 1-440-338-6733.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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