APPRECIATIVE NARRATIVES AS LEADERSHIP RESEARCH: MATCHING METHOD TO LENS

Ellen Schall, Sonia Ospina, Bethany Godsoe, Jennifer Dodge

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Abstract

This chapter explores the potential of appreciative inquiry for doing empirical work on leadership. We use a framework that matches a constructionist theoretical lens, an appreciative and participative stance, a focus on the work of leadership (as opposed to leaders), and multiple methods of inquiry (narrative, ethnographic and cooperative). We elaborate on our experiences with narrative inquiry, while highlighting the value of doing narrative inquiry in an appreciative manner. Finally, we suggest that this particular framework is helping us see how social change leadership work reframes the value that the larger society attributes to members of vulnerable communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstructive Discourse and Human Organization
EditorsDavid Cooperrider, Michel Avital
Pages147-170
Number of pages24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Publication series

NameAdvances in Appreciative Inquiry
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1475-9152

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Schall, E., Ospina, S., Godsoe, B., & Dodge, J. (2004). APPRECIATIVE NARRATIVES AS LEADERSHIP RESEARCH: MATCHING METHOD TO LENS. In D. Cooperrider, & M. Avital (Eds.), Constructive Discourse and Human Organization (pp. 147-170). (Advances in Appreciative Inquiry; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1475-9152(04)01007-5