The gift of new eyes: Personal reflections after 30 years of appreciative inquiry in organizational life

@article{Cooperrider2017TheGO,
  title={The gift of new eyes: Personal reflections after 30 years of appreciative inquiry in organizational life},
  author={David L. Cooperrider},
  journal={Research in Organizational Change and Development},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={81-142}
}
  • David L. Cooperrider
  • Published 28 June 2017
  • Education
  • Research in Organizational Change and Development
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