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Solution Focused question for determining values and relevancy of work.

I am working up a list of solution focused questions used for determining relevancy of work to the individual, team and organization.I could use some help and more ideas in the following…Continue

Started Jun 13, 2011

Why do people choose to attack the facilitator?
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When working with groups of professional adults I keep things respectful and kind. And for some reason (usually men) choose to make really negative comments towards me and what sounds like personal…Continue

Tags: conflict, solutions, behaviors, maladaptive, faciliation

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
Buffalo NY USA
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Coach, Consultant
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What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
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Discover Solutions through Dimensions, Time and Cost: DTC Operator

Dimension Time Cost Operator

Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release…


Posted on November 3, 2011 at 14:44

Solution Focusd Application of TeamBuilding & Leadership Lessons

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…


Posted on May 20, 2011 at 17:09

Plan:Do:Check:Act. Examining Process Improvement in Solutions Focused

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Plan:Do:Check:Act model originally credited to Shewhart 


Processing Team-Building Activities:

When facilitating a team through a challenge taking breaks to evaluate what is happening during the action and…


Posted on March 16, 2011 at 1:53 — 1 Comment

Solutions Focused To Achieve Mastery...My Journey And Struggle

After attending "Developing High Performance Teams using Solutions Focus" facilitated by Haesun Moon.

My learning style is disruptive, and when I’m thinking (especially in a training / classroom setting) I shift, sigh, groan, speak out, and… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 2:39 — 1 Comment

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At 21:27 on October 13, 2010, Hans-Peter Korn said…
hi mike, thank you for making clear your intention. You are welcome to share your experiences !

cheers, hans-peter
At 11:16 on September 27, 2010, Alan Kay said…
Hi Michael, so glad to have a US SF'r join the fold, especially one from sunny Buffalo. Welcome to the wonderful world of SOL. Alan.
At 21:16 on September 24, 2010, Coert Visser said…
thx for the invitation




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