The Initial Impact of ODI on Appreciative Leadership Development: A Case Study of Thailand AI Members

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Adchariya Auppakarakul

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This research finds its origin in the researcher’s inner inspiration and desire to expand leadership development knowledge in the Thai society; which was achieved by combining Appreciative Inquiry (AI) with leadership principles and sharing this combination with AI Thailand’s members. Appreciative Leadership (AL) development was selected to create positive changes among AI Thailand’s members. This research aimed at exploring the initial impact of ODI on the Reaction, Learning, and Behavioral levels of AI Thailand’s members. This was measured in terms of Disposition, Attitude of openness, Defined continuous learning skills, and Connection to other people, the latter being assessed in terms of cooperation, collaboration, and complementation. Post-ODI surveys found that the changes had positive impacts on the participants. Regarding the Reaction level, the participants were satisfied with the AL development. As to the Learning level, the participants’ knowledge and skills increased significantly while, in terms of Behavioral level, the participants’ AL Qualities mostly increased

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Auppakarakul, A. (2014). The Initial Impact of ODI on Appreciative Leadership Development: A Case Study of Thailand AI Members. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 3(2). Retrieved from http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/AU-GSB/article/view/414
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Adchariya Auppakarakul

Adchariya Auppakarakul, Ph.D.OD is a lecturer in
the MBA program at CGSM, Khon Kaen University.
This article is based on his Ph.D.OD dissertation.