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July 10, 2018

Congregational Vitality, Leadership

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August 10, 2017

Building Issues

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All congregations have issues that need addressed and often leaders who attempt to address them think of them as problems that need to be solved. But what if a different approach, a more positive...

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“The ‘positive deviance’ (PD) approach is a problem solving, asset-based approach grounded in the fact that communities have assets or resources they haven’t tapped.” In the PD process, these...

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Innovation pioneer, Shannon Hopkins, has discovered through research and experience that learning-by-doing can be a path to social change. As a result, she and her entrepreneurial collective,...

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The intervention called positive deviance asserts that the solution to any problem is hidden in plain sight. For every unsolvable problem, the solution already exists within the community. It is a...

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If you are interested in asset-based change, this 47-minute video is well worth your time. Richard Pascale, author of the book The Power of Positive Deviance, defines “positive deviants” as those...

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully address “adaptive” or non-technical issues in a way that a focus on problem-solving cannot. This article,...

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