Cultivating Hope in Turbulent Times


The power of hope doesn’t have just one method or one path. It is created in relation to the world around us. In the dark of the northern hemisphere’s winter months where we, the editors of this issue, live it is easy to see only darkness. And yet, there is light and hope. The Covid-19 vaccine is being delivered in many parts of the world, offering the dream that we might hug our friends and family before 2021 is over.


Author: Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell

Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell, co-presidents of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, specialize in designing strategies to surface the wisdom of individuals, groups and organizations to build positive futures. They are the co-authors of Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness (2018) and Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force (2nd ed., 2020) and many articles on leadership and AI. They bring to this issue a lifelong passion for and study of leadership and resilience.



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