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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 http://www.wilgespruit.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=78 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 Amazon.com  

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