Appreciative leadership: Supporting education innovation

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Appreciative Leadership is unique among leadership theories both past and present. This uniqueness includes its strength-based practice, search for the positive in people and organizations, and the role this plays in organizational innovation and transformation. What follows is a summary of Appreciative Inquiry and the five main principles on which it is based. We then discuss Appreciative Leadership in terms of its place among leadership theories in general. Finally we look at the potential of Appreciative Leadership inK-12 contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Education.
  • Leadership


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