Jacqueline Stavros

Jacqueline Stavros
Lawrence Technological University · College of Management

Doctorate of Management

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Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results (SOAR) is a strengths-based framework for strategic thinking, planning, conversations, and leading that focuses on strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results. The SOAR framework leverages and integrates Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create a transformation process through generative question...
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Strengths use is an essential personal resource to consider when designing higher-educational programs and interventions. Strengths use is associated with positive outcomes for both the student (e.g., study engagement) and the university (e.g., academic throughput/performance). The Strengths Use Scale (SUS) has become a popular psychometric instrum...
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While peripheral glucose sensors are known to relay signals of substrate availability to integrative nuclei in the brain, the importance of these pathways in maintaining energy homeostasis and their contribution to disease remain unknown. Herein, we demonstrate that selective activation of the hepatoportal neural plexus via transient peripheral foc...
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Today’s challenging global business and economic environment makes it necessary to develop strategic thinkers who perform well together and deliver results. Traditional ways of thinking about strategy may limit one’s ability to effectively address and adapt to the ever-changing conditions and turbulent environment in which organizations operate. A...
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A majority of ventures are started by entrepreneurial teams rather than individuals. More than half of team-based new venture failures are believed to be due to problems with the entrepreneurial team. Collaboration among entrepreneurial team members is important for increasing the likelihood of successful venture outcomes. We investigated collabora...
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The purpose of this study is to provide a new strategic plan for tourism development using the SOAR framework with a focus on the religious event of Muharram in the province of Yazd, Iran. Muharram ceremony is a religious event based on the culture and religion of Shia Muslims, which could introduce a tourist attraction in the form of an event to o...
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Organizational collective motivation (OCM) is an emergent area of research and practice, which enables leaders to address both individual and collective aspects of motivating employees across the organization. OCM offers the opportunity to help leaders motivate employees collectively in organizations and develop the connectedness needed to work tog...
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In today’s global business environment teams are fast becoming the norm. Collaboration is an essential factor in leveraging team effectiveness, and organizations are looking for strategies to increase collaboration among their teams. In this study, we administered an eSurvey to 308 professionals working in face-to-face and virtual teams to investig...
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The aim of this chapter is to provide a theoretical overview of SOAR, a strengths-based framework with a whole-system (stakeholder) approach to strategy that focuses on strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results, and to consider implications for its use within coaching psychology research and practice. We first present the results of an emp...
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The Fourth Edition of Practicing Organization Development has 33 chapters with over 50 contributors from the leading OD Scholars and Practitioners.
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This chapter starts with a historical perspective of strategy and highlights the connection between organization development (OD) and strategy. Next, it presents what SOAR is, examples of SOAR applications, and how to apply SOAR. The SOAR acronym stands for strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results. The chapter shares an illustration of SO...
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This chapter provides materials to support a leader's developmental journey, whether they are active organization development (OD) practitioners or organizational leaders. It starts with defining transformational leadership and two key components: (1) self-awareness and mindfulness and (2) what transformation means in a dynamic environment. Then, t...
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A ppreciative Inquiry (AI) is a theory and practice of inquiry-and-change that shifts the perspective of organization development (OD) methods by suggesting that the very act of asking generative questions has profound impact in organizational systems. Inquiry and change are not separate moments. Our questions focus our attention on what is " there...
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This chapter explores organization development (OD), transformation, and change. It questions why we need to care about them and what are the key terms associated with OD, transformation, and change. The chapter also discusses systems thinking, and its importance to OD practitioners. The various definitions of OD presented imply several key themes:...
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In today’s global business environment virtual teams have increased rapidly worldwide due to advances in communication technology that facilitate communication and sharing of information among team members regardless of geographic location. Collaboration is an essential factor in leveraging team effectiveness, and global organizations are looking f...
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Flow refers to a behavioral state of optimal human experience. This study investigates flow in predicting the success of SAP projects among a sample of 109 SAP professionals. Mediation analysis using SEM found strengths-based strategic thinking of SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results) and motivation explain flow impact on projec...
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This article presents the SOAR framework’s evolution from the fields of strategy, organization development and change, and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to the discipline of positive organizational scholarship (POS). The ‘positive’ in POS asks scholars and practitioners to view the world through a lens where weaknesses and threats are reframed as stren...
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Orientation: Research in positive organisational behaviour shows that positive psychological capital (PsyCap) is a construct that enables self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resilience to succeed in the workplace and that employee resistance to change is a key barrier to organisational change. Research purpose: This study examined the possible role o...
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The movement of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) aims to understand the factors that contribute to a flourishing human condition. Theorists from this group regularly invoke virtue as a foundational concept, using it to anchor the meaning of “positive.” Yet virtue ethicists have raised concerns that this grounding is based in a superficial...
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New forms of organization development are moving from a classical diagnostic perspective to a dialogic perspective. This move includes a focus on exploring positive states of organizing, shared aspirations, and the design of preferred futures as key outcomes of a strategic change process. Training and development that applies the elements of the st...
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SOAR is an approach for framing strategy through a positive organizational scholarship (POS) lens. SOAR stands for strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results. As a framework, SOAR focuses on formulating and executing a positive strategy by identifying and building strengths, feeding creativity in the form of opportunities, encouraging indiv...
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The Thin Book of SOAR is about a profoundly positive approach to strategic thinking and planning that allows an organization to construct its future through collaboration, share understanding, and a commitment to action. It is built of the foundation to Appreciative Inquiry and Strategy. SOAR stands for: Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and R...
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A letter written by Walter Isaacson, the president of the Aspen Institute, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), to Aspen friends and partners reads At certain points in our lives, many of us feel the need to reflect on what it takes to lead a life that is good, useful, worthy, and meaningful. Perhaps we have noticed ourselves trimming our principl...
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Organizational capacity is based upon internal relationships which exist within an organization with the goal of enhancing structure through the talents and competencies of its people. Although at times used by profit organizations as a means to strengthen company performance and assist with strategic planning, the use of capitalizing on the value...
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Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.
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How is it that some people seem to have great relationships and success in their lives while others do not? Why are some organizations successful at sustaining positive change while others make a great start but let it fade away? It rests on the dynamics of their relationships. Creating positive dynamics and sustained success requires continuous aw...
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The term “capacity building” has caught on quickly within the nonprofit sector, specifically with Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs). In fact, many funding organizations, agencies and foundations are now requesting that their partners engage in capacity building activities. How then, do we determine which organizations have the capacity to adhe...
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One of today's most popular change methods, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has been used to undertake transformational initiatives in dozens of organizations, ranging from McDonald's to the U.S. Navy to Save the Children. The assumption of AI is simple. Every organization has things that work right— things that give it life when it is vital, effective,...

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