Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness

by Joan McArthur-Blair, Jeanie Cockell. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.

This uplifting book shares how leaders can build resilience through a daily discipline of Appreciative Inquiry and building relationships.


Appreciative Inquiry principles, daily practices from the ALIVE model, interview questions and story prompts, workshop agenda

Best For

leaders seeking renewal, hope, and healthy leadership strategies


for purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Cultivate hope and shared initiative by daily practicing the ALIVE model (appreciate, love, inquire, venture and evolve) shared in the book.
  • Prevent burnout by sharing this book with clergy and encouraging them to practice these leadership techniques.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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