Additional Resources

Dawna Markova and Bea Mah Holland recommend the following websites, books and articles for those interested in reading more about appreciative inquiry.

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Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination by J.M. Watkins and Bernard Mohr, Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, San Francisco

Appreciative Management and Leadership: The Power of Positive Thought and Action in Organizations by S. Srivastva, and D. Cooperrider, Williams Customs Publishing, Euclid, Ohio

“Build a Bridge and Get Over It!” by C.S. Pratt, Catalyst Cleveland, February/March 2004

“The Child as Agent of Inquiry” by David Cooperrider, OD Practitioner, October 1996

Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline by Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton and Robert Quinn, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco

Possibility Handbook: Ten Years of Imagination in Action by Bliss Browne and Shilpa Jain, Imagine Chicago, Chicago

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change by D. Whitney and A. Trosten-Bloom, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco

“Positive Image, Positive Action: The Affirmative Basis of Organizing” by D.L. Cooperrider in Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Positive Theory of Change by D. L. Cooperrider, P. F. Sorenson Jr., D. Whitney and T.F. Yaeger, Spite Publishers, Champaign, Ill.