Life is what you make of it. Pursuit of passion seems to make the best life. Peak experiences in our lives generally grow out of passion-centered work. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) helps you build your future from your own personal peak experiences.
AI taps into the motivational energy that comes from digging into the core of your pass success. It approaches your future by moving toward your dreams rather than away from your problems. Obstacles are often overcome without adopting a problem-solving mindset.
Team projects often have a shared motivating element that energizes individual members to do their best. But each team member is connected in a unique way to that motivator. Appreciative Inquiry connects individual members to the core by generating that core from their composite experiences. They share the dream because it came from each of them.
David Cooperrider, the developer of AI, has a very thorough description of this process at his website.