Recommended Reading

Below are some books and articles that are intended to serve as a resource. By not means is this list complete. There are many excellent publications—both scholarly and practitioner oriented. This is a list of a few favorites related to nine topics: appreciative inquiry, career development, change, communication, ethics, facilitation, group dynamics, leadership/management, negotiation/mediation, and systems thinking. Your suggestions for additions to this are welcome.

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Appreciative Inquiry

Burr, V. (1995). An introduction to social constructionism. London: Routledge.

Cooperrider, D. L., Sorensen Jr., P. F., Whitney, D., & Yaeger, T. F. (Eds.). (2000). Appreciative inquiry: Rethinking human organization toward a positive theory of change. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing, LLC.

Cooperrider, D. L., & Srivastva, S. (1987). Appreciative inquiry in organizational life. In Research in Organizational Change and Development (Vol. 1, pp. 129-169).

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2003). Appreciative inquiry handbook: The first in a series of AI workbooks for leaders of change (Premium Edition ed.). Bedford Heights, OH: Lakeshore Publishers.

Elliott, C. (1999). Locating the energy for change: An introduction to appreciative inquiry. Winnipeg, Manitoba: International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Gergen, M., & Gergen, K. J. (2003). Social construction: A reader. London, England: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Hammond, S. A. (1996). The thin book of appreciative inquiry (Second ed.). Plano, TX: Thin Book Publishing.

Holman, P., & Devane, T. (Eds.). (1999). The change handbook: Group methods for shaping the future. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Ludema, J. D., Whitney, D., Mohr, B. J., & Griffin, T. J. (2003). The appreciative inquiry summit: A practitioner's guide for leading large-group change. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Watkins, J. M., & Mohr, B. J. (2001). Appreciative inquiry: Change at the speed of imagination. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.