The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change


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by Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.

Drawing on a diverse group of organizations and settings, the authors, who are nationally known Appreciative Inquiry experts, illustrate the many ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully. Included in Chapter 2 is an excellent “menu” of approaches for Appreciative Inquiry, especially in a change process. For those new to Appreciative Inquiry, Chapter 3 provides an excellent overview of the eight principles that underpin Appreciative Inquiry. Throughout the book, the reader will find excellent tables, figures and exhibits to draw upon and adapt. This is an excellent resource for leaders and facilitators who wish to use some or all of the Appreciative Inquiry process in the congregational setting.

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