Positive Change Model

Change is the lifeblood of an organization — it’s the catalyst for progress, innovation, and growth. Unfortunately, most organizations fail to adapt and transform because they turn change into a painful experience. Changing is not easy, but it doesn't have to be dramatic.

Positive Change: a New Paradigm

The traditional problem-solving approach to change — finding what is wrong and fixing it — promotes a negative mindset. It sucks everyone’s energy creating blame and division rather than motivation and engagement.

Our Positive Change approach seeks what is right in an organization. By identifying and amplifying what’s working, we energize people and move them in the direction of what they most desire.

A positive approach is not being naive, neither denying issues –– it reframes problems into more interesting ones.

Our Positive Change framework addresses: personal development, collective thinking, new ways of working, leadership, and culture.

Five Principles for Creating Positive Change:

1. Appreciation builds trust

Trusting your team wants to do good work is the foundation to build an appreciative mindset. It promotes collaboration and accountability rather than division. Change becomes purposeful—people want to build something bigger than themselves.

2. Authentic conversations drive participation

Appreciating the positive is not a celebration of the past, but discovering the foundation to build the future. Dialogue not only invites participation but also helps uncover what’s working.

3. Questions reframe problems into opportunities

Leading with questions rather than answers move us from what's broken to what's possible. The moment we start asking a question, we begin to create change.

4. Positive images inspire positive action

Visionary leaders are optimistic--they see the future by combining both imagination and wisdom. The more positive and inspiring their image of the future, the more motivated their team will be.

5. Positive Cultures lead to positive transformation

We grow in the direction of what we persistently focus on. Positivity liberates possibilities and growth to benefit the people, organization, and community. A positive culture creates belonging and purpose.