Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization

by Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, and others. McGraw Hill, 2010.

This resource explores the five core strategies of Appreciative Leadership and contains questions for the reader to reflect on their own leadership style.


list of recommended books and websites at the end of each chapter

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Incorporate positive change into your leadership style by learning five core strategies: inquiry, illumination, inclusion, inspiration, and integrity.
  • Improve your leadership skills by reading and discussing Appreciative Leadership with other clergy.

About the Contributor

Susan Weber

Sue Weber is the director of the evaluation and communication project at the Center for Congregations. She has additional training in appreciative inquiry and is professionally certified as a group facilitator.

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