Positive Practice: Acknowledge, Affirm, and Amplify

May 22, 2014

www.AuthenticOrganizations.com | C.V. Harquail

In a  post on her blog AuthenticOrganizations.com, consultant and scholar C.V. Harquail describes a three-step process–Acknowledge, Affirm, and Amplify–for “contributing ideas to a community while boosting someone else’s business at the same time.” Harquail suggests that this strategy “might create opportunities for the people you’re telling and the businesses you’re talking about.”  To illustrate the process, she describes her use of it regarding Shirli Kopelman’s post on HBR Blog regarding her recent book, Negotiating Genuinely.