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Applying solutions focus to leadership
Jul 13, 2022

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
London, UK
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Leader, Manager, Coach, Consultant, Trainer
What is your website (if any)?
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
I am interested in social co-operation, creativity, improvisation and simplicity. All of these feature in SF, which is central to my work with organisations, teams and individuals.

I am co-author of The Solutions Focus - Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE and of Positively Speaking - The Art of Constructive Conversations.

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SF and the new politics of Syriza in Greece

What can we say about politics from a solution-focused viewpoint?  I know several SF practitioners have been considering that question for a while, and it was on Fania Pallikarakis's mind when she interviewed me recently for her article in the Huffington Post.


Here's the interview.


FP           Do you believe that SF ideas could apply in a political setting?

PZJ         Solutions Focus is the direct route to positive change. The approach is founded on…


Posted on February 17, 2015 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus

I’ve just spent three days on a tennis court, learning the intricacies of the Inner Game – and beyond – with a group of sports coaches led by former US tennis pro Sean Brawley. I went with two aims. 

One was to improve my tennis and the other was to clarify the resonances between Inner Game (IG) and Solutions Focus (SF). Here’s how the best bits of Inner Game make sense to me, in an amalgam with SF.

To make progress in anything probably demands Focus…


Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

How an SF captain could have inspired England v Uruguay at the World Cup

Here is the most recent blog from The Solutions Focus:

Before England’s 2-1 defeat in their crucial World Cup game with Uruguay, captain Steven Gerrard warned his players they faced a "terrible" summer if they lost.

Gerrard, who went through disappointing World Cup campaigns in 2006 and 2010 - when England lost 4-1 to Germany - said he underlined the high price of failure in a special address to the squad.

"Going into this game, (they have) to realise it could be…


Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 — 1 Comment

The SOL2012 Experience Begins - With A Very Small Miracle

As I look from my bedroom high over the magnificent quadrangle of Keble College, the signs are promising for a good day at the SOL2012 conference. 

Yesterday afternoon, 30 people gathered at Science Oxford for our pre-conference and enthusiastically learned our 12 Things You Need To Know about Solutions Focus.  They asked some great questions, which we can track through the conference, such as how much can one embrace SF in our personal lives, and does the methodology allow for…


Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:52 — 2 Comments

Fifty Shades of Therapy - a literary treat

As I was reading volume 2 of the latest literary erotic sensation, Fifty Shades of Grey, I found a particularly arousing passage 79% of the way through.  “SFBT - The latest therapy option,” one character recommends to our heroine.


The therapist himself, Dr John Flynn, is good enough to describe Solution Focused Brief Therapy:  “Essentially, it’s goal-oriented.  We concentrate on where Christian wants to be and how to get him there… There’s no point breast-beating about the…


Posted on July 5, 2012 at 20:39 — 3 Comments

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At 12:35 on July 3, 2011, Jesper H Christiansen said…
Yes it is. Someone in a network of Danish facilitators warmly recommended it. That's how I discovered it.
At 8:14 on June 29, 2011, Jesper H Christiansen said…

Hi Paul

Did you know that your book "58 1/2 ways.." exists on Danish too!? 

Just found out.



At 22:05 on August 25, 2010, Urs Limacher Koechlin said…
yes and... probably with space for improvisation...
how is improvisation going on back at "every days life" reality?
Lots of smiles and joyful thoughts to you!
At 16:26 on August 25, 2010, Liselotte Baeijaert said…
Hi Paul, just found (and bought) the Dutch translation of your and Janine's book in our local bookshop!! Talking of a well hidden secret... well done, and nice edition of Lannoo. I'l gladly make your publicity and bring copies to our workshops!
At 18:44 on February 10, 2010, JACKIE KEDDY said…
Hope all is well?
Speak hopefully soon? Take care x
At 4:01 on July 8, 2009, Katsuhiro PONTA Honda said…
Thank you to leave me a message.
Now I am writing a book about students resume to a company in Japan. Off course I want to use some SF methods. See you in Rumania!
At 9:38 on June 26, 2009, Neil Usher said…
Thanks Paul - thanks for the welcome. I now have to find the get together dates and locations on the website..... would be great to attend.
At 17:04 on June 10, 2009, Enrico Varella said…
Hi, Paul. This is Enrico from Singapore. I attended your workshop last year, and continue to use the Improv exercises you taught. Thanks for those. I hope to learn more from you.
At 20:58 on May 18, 2009, Gerda Hammink said…
Hi Paul,
after your show on saturday I was even more sorry I missed your workshop. You were great!
At 15:20 on May 18, 2009, Liselotte Baeijaert said…
Hi Paul,
You were brilliant again... sorry to have missed your workshop. I DO hope so much our collaboration in Belgium next year can take place.




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