Jeff Fifield


How Might Appreciative School Leadership Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Schools? An Initial Inquiry

The purpose of this study was to explore how Appreciate Leadership might meet the needs of 21st Century schools. This study explored the current scarcity of research on Appreciative Leadership by exploring successful contextual Appreciative School Leadership practices and seeking to understand the conditions that sustain and extend the application of AL (Appreciative Leadership) in a school environment. This case study enquired into the essence of Appreciative School Leadership and reveals how Colegio Maya (the American International School of Guatemala) core administrators envision using Appreciative Leadership for the future of schools. The findings documented a successful Appreciative Leadership inquiry with CM core administration from a set period of time and suggested the grounded ecological conditions needed for the use of Appreciative School Leadership in the future.