Leadership & Mid-Level Management, Appreciative Inquiry, Questions, Communications


Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Library and Information Science


Have you desired a strengths-based holistic approach to create connections, change and innovation? Conversations connect thoughts and feelings, result in new ideas, develop new perspectives and understandings, and have an increased potential for action. Developing conversations where all are heard and hear others with respect and empathy is crucial to healthy organizations. By moving away from problem-fixing/reacting and learning to use powerful questions strategically, leaders and peers can effectively energize, co-create, and innovate.


Bélanger, A., & Gorecki, P. (2019). The Art of Questioning: Using Powerful Questions and Appreciative Inquiry Conversations to Understand Values and Needs. Full Presentation presented at the Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, Saginaw Valley State University.