In our leadership development work with international clients over the past decade, we have increasingly found ourselves faced with two questions: Is one dominant leadership model enough in today’s multicultural work environment, especially for global organizations? And, what can we learn from other cultural traditions to diversify and enrich our approaches for developing the leaders of the future?
"David Harris, the Director of the City of Dubuque’s Housing and Community Development Department, is a strong and committed leader who has been able to accomplish remarkable changes by forming collaborative partnerships that embrace Appreciative Inquiry (AI). This story presents a strong case for how an AI process has been sustained over time in local government through committed leadership and exceptional partnerships."
This case study, published in Consulting Today, was written by EnCompass President Sherry Rockey and former EnCompass CEO Laverne Webb. The article illustrates the successful application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to aid the Dubuque, Iowa Housing and Community Development Department in mediating disputes about housing policies with landlords in that city.