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For More Information on Appreciative Inquiry

Should you be interested in completing an Appreciative Inquiry course please visit the website of The Wilgespruit Fellowship, Centre for Excellence or contact the Centre on 011 022 5611

 Alternatively, the following books are recommended:

The Appreciative Inquiry Foundations course offered at Wilgespruit Fellowship Centre is based on the book ‘Appreciative Inquiry: Change At The Speed of  Imagination’ by Jane Watkins, Ralph Kelly and Bernard Mohr, Jossey Bass, 2011 available at  

The following books are good reference reading – related research to AI:

Barker, Joel Arthur (1993): Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. 2nd ed. Harper Business, NY.

Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas (1966): The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. 7th ed. Pelican Books, England.

DeBono, Edward (1982): DeBono’s Thinking Course. 1st ed. Facts on File Publications, New York.

DeBono, Edward (1990): I’m Right, You’re Wrong. Penguin.

Eisler, Riane (1994): The Chalice and the Blade. Harper & Row, New York.

Elliott, Charles (1999): Locating the Energy for Change: An Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry. International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Ferguson, Marilyn (1982): The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in our Times. HarperCollins, Glasgow.

Freire, Paulo (1994): Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Penguin, London.

Gergen, Kenneth J. (1991): The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life. BasicBooks/ Harper‑Collins, US

Gergen, Ken (1994): Realities and Relationships. Harvard Press, Cambridge.

Goleman, Daniel (1996): Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Hampden-Turner, Charles (1990): Creating Corporate Culture. Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass.

Hampden-Turner, Charles (1994): Charting the Corporate Mind. Macmillan, New York.

Hampden-Turner, Charles (1994): The Seven Cultures of Capitalism. Doubleday, New York.

Handy, Charles (1989): The Age of Unreason. Arrow Books, Ltd., Random House, London.

Handy, Charles (1994): The Empty Raincoat: Making Sense of the Future. Hutchinson, London.

Harvey, Jerry (1994): The Abilene Paradox and other Meditations on Management. University Associates, San Diego, Calif.

Johnson, Barry (1992): Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems. HRD Press, Amherst, Mass.

Kelm, Jacqueline Bascorbert (2005)  Appreciative Liiving. The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry in Personal Life. Venet.

Land, George; Jarman, Beth (1994): Breakpoint and Beyond. HarperCollins, New York.

Ludema, James D with Diana Whitney, Bernard J.Mohr & Thomas J. Griffin (2003):The Appreciative Inquiry Summit. Berrett –Koehler, San Francisco.

Mintzberg, Henry (1994): The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning: Reconceiving Roles for Planning, Plans, Planners. The Free Press: Macmillan, NY

Mohr, Bernard J & Jane Magruder Watkins (2002): The Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry: A Roadmap for Creating Positive Futures. IMS Pegasus, VT

Morgan, Gareth (1994): Images of Organisations. Saga Publication. Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hampshire, England.

Peters, Tom (1992): Liberation Management: Necessary Disorganisation for the Nanosecond Nineties. Fawcett Columbine/ Ballantine Books, NY

Peters, Tom (1994): Thriving on Chaos. Harper & Row, New York.

Pritchett, Price (1995): New Work Habits for a Radically Changing World: 13 Ground Rules for Job Success in the Information Age. 1st ed. Pritchett & Associates, Inc. Dallas, Texas.

Senge, Peter M. (1994): The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation. Doubleday, New York.

Senge, Peter M.; Kleiner, Art; Roberts, Charlotte; Ross, Richard B.; Smith, Bryan J (1994): The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organisation. Doubleday, New York.

Sheldrake, Rupert (1994): Seven Experiments That Could Change the World. Forth Estate, Ltd., London.

Also by Sheldrake: “The Science Delusion” and “Dogs that know when their owners are coming home”.

Srivastva, Suresh: Fry, Ronald E.; Cooperrider, David L. (Eds.)(1990): Appreciative Management and Leadership: The Power of Positive Thought and Action in Organisations. Jossey‑Bass, San Francisco.

Weisbord, Marvin R.: Productive Workplaces

Weisbord,, Marvin R. (Ed) (1994): Discovering Common Ground

Wheatley, Margaret (1994): Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organisations from an Orderly Universe. Berrett‑Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Whitney, Diana & Aamanda Trosten-Bloom. (2003): The Power of Appreciative Inquiry. A Practical Guide to Positive Change. Berrett‑Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Waldrop, M. Mitchell (1992): Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. 1st ed. Simon & Schuster, New York.

Capra, Fritsjof (1995?): The Web of Life