Strengths-based approaches = HOPE

Photo by Rupert Ganzer

Photo by Rupert Ganzer

Strengths-based approaches are about HOPE: Helping Other Possibilities Emerge

When we focus on the half-empty glass, we discover what is broken, missing or inadequate.These tell us what we can’t do and can lead us to relying on professional, external support.

When we focus on the half-full glass, we discover what people and communities care about, what resources they have, and what they are passionate about. These open a door to a world of possibilities.

If you liked this post you might want to subscribe to the blog (top right-hand corner of the blog),  and you might like to look at:

  1. What is the Strengths Perspective?
  2. What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)?
  3. What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  4. “We didn’t just build a garden, we built a community”

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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2 Responses to Strengths-based approaches = HOPE

  1. Reblogged this on The Strengths-Based Leader's Toolkit and commented:
    Check out this great post on strengths-based community leadership…


  2. Thanks Graeme for sharing this important perspective on strengths-based community engagement. Keep sharing – it’s great stuff!


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