W Bergquist International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2007
In this article, the author moves to “the heart of the matter” regarding the release of human capital. Bergquist proposes a fundamental tenet regarding the appreciation of human capital in an organization and ways in which this appreciation leads to the powerful, energizing release of this human capital for the achievement of organizational success. To better understand the nature of this tenet, the author turns to the field of economics and, more specifically, to the work of an eminent and highly influential international economist, Hernando De Soto. He then describes ways in which human capital can be channeled and transformed through the acts of appreciation in three different domains of organizational life (information, intentions and ideas) and through a balancing of reflection and action.