Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
Notes from a discussion led by Paul Z Jackson and Joost van Iersel, at SOL Summer Retreat, Fontana Passug August 2012
We say that good Solution Focus practitioners 'stay on the surface'. And we treat this as a good thing. What do we mean by staying on the surface?
If we read we Bateson and Dilts (to pick but two), we get tempted to talk about ‘identity’ and other mentalistic, psychological…Continue
One of my coachees was struggling with a complex problem. A new team member is going to be introduced in two weeks time and an old one took another job. As the new team member needed to be seated close to his newly assigned mentor, this meant that the whole team (they are working in one big room) had to change desks. He was puzzled about how he could make everybody happy. He knew that some of them had preferences: some wanted to be seated close to the desk because they liked the direct…Continue
A photoprotocol of the exploratory workshop at SOLWorld conference 2011, Balatonfüred, Hungary.
“Joint insights and reflections on the concept of resistance and ideas on how to approach this.
How do we benefit from a Solution Focused approach in a world where resistances seems to be ghosts “popping up” without obvious meaning for a helpful process?
How do we discover these ghosts and…Continue
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When you hold a meeting it can be important to let people discuss their work problems and frustrations. However, if a lot of people state their concerns to the whole group it can consume time and create a negative mood in the meeting.
How can you effectively let people vent their frustrations and create a positive mood in the meeting, quickly? Here is a technique I have adapted from one called “Moan, Moan, Moan”. I call it the “Constructive Rant. “
I use it a great deal when I…Continue
This year saw the TENTH international SOLWorld conference! It’s all come a long way from the initial plans of a few people (including me) in the Hatchet pub, Bristol in 2000 to hold a meeting for anyone interested in applying Solution Focused ideas to organisational work.
This year we were beside Lake Balaton, Hungary in the delightful setting of the Grand Hotel Anna. Over 120 people from 23 countries gathered to share and build SF practice in organisations, including people from…Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on May 26, 2011 at 12:17 — No Comments
We all operate with different mental models and necessities of learning + training. When facilitating team building & leadership processes with individuals and teams a challenge is trying to determine what each person needs in order to feel our time together is used…Continue
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Here is a short story that very well illustrates why I love Solution-Focus Coaching and its magic in bringing out clients’ expertise.
My Coaching Client is the Administration Manager for a small but fast-growing company, and we are having a Coaching session over Skype.
Topic of the session: he wants his co-workers to be “more motivated“.
I know that the concept of “motivation” is a tricky one.
Personally I am very…Continue
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Plan:Do:Check:Act model originally credited to Shewhart
When facilitating a team through a challenge taking breaks to evaluate what is happening during the action and…Continue
After attending "Developing High Performance Teams using Solutions Focus" facilitated by Haesun Moon.
Added by Alan Kay on February 27, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments
Good to hear from you. Thanks for your interest in my work. My brief response is below:
People are hard if not impossible to change. Relationships are almost as hard to change. Conversations, on the other hand, are relatively easy to change, especially if one is aware of the roles each participant is taking and is skillful at inviting changes in those roles” – Phillip B. Ziegler
In a short paper which appears in…Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 15, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of “The Little Prince”, once wrote: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.…Continue
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When exploring new ideas it is important to;
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