The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems

Richard Pascale. Video. 47:09. July 4, 2015.

This YouTube video describes key principles of positive deviance and tells stories of how positive deviance has been used effectively to solve challenges around the world.


examples of how positive deviance succeeds in the face of unsolvable problems

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and congregants



Suggested Uses

  • Reframe congregational challenges through a positive perspective by adapting the principles of positive deviance.
  • Share this video with congregational leaders to start a conversation about ways to approach challenges through positive deviance.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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