Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
Here is how it works: happy with the progress made toward a long-term goal, the brain turns…Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on May 22, 2013 at 16:10 — No Comments
Mark is very involved with setting up the first SF research conference. This two-day event is a co-production of SFCT and the University of Hertfordshire, and will take place on 19-20 September 2013 in Hatfield, just north of London.
The conference (www.asfct.org/research.php) will present and build dialogues around these topics:
Added by Mark McKergow on May 21, 2013 at 18:36 — No Comments
Dear SOL Friends,
I was delighted to get so much encouraging and generous feedback on the topic of SF Project Management after the SOL Talk event last Friday. Thank you for that !!
Please find attached the SOLTalk slide materials on SF Project Management.…Continue
Full of SOL energy, I am using my time before breakfast here in Bad Pyrmont to work on my SF Leadership research project and want to share one more result with you before heading home this afternoon:
4 Future Perfects in SF Leadership: …Continue
My dear SOL-friends
It's been a great pleasure to share and learn together at this year's superb SOLconference. I feel very grateful and thank you for everything!
I am still overwhelmed by the warm welcome and great support of my SF Leadership SOL talk research results and ideas. SF Leadership (SFL) is not only happening in the 57 organisations that participated in my survey, but also through our sharing.
What struck me the most, is that the…Continue
Added by Dominik Godat on May 17, 2013 at 17:13 — No Comments
According to the latest research she presents in her book, love is not so much a noun but rather a verb. It is something that emerges in micro-moments of interactions between…Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on April 24, 2013 at 16:18 — No Comments
Dear SF colleagues and friends.
As you may know we offered 20 more places at the early bird price for those who had wanted to see the full programme for SOL World 2013 (May 14 - 17) before booking.
We would like to announce that we have just two places left at the lower price. Once the two places are sold out or starting Monday, 15 April, the full price will be in force.
So if you have not booked yet, book now at…Continue
Added by John Brooker on April 9, 2013 at 16:48 — No Comments
“Where a minute before a handful of tech guys could agree on almost nothing, it took us only five minutes to identify the future perfect on which we all agreed.” Niklas Tiger. Managing Director of Hi5, Sweden.
How many meetings have you been in where you have tried to tackle a problem in a team and it just kept going round in circles?
The following is a true story related by Niklas Tiger, Managing Director of Hi5, an IT organisation in Sweden that provides outsourced IT…Continue
Added by John Brooker on February 13, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
I am looking for some ideas / references for a future perfect sequence that I want to do with a large group of approx. 400 people. I have only a timeframe of one hour! So of course we will travel on the surface. But this can/should be a start of something that follows. Who has done such a thing, and has any ideas how to do it in a exciting, funny way?
A couple of weeks ago Paul Z Jackson posted the following message on Facebook: "champagne on ice for 10th anniversary celebrations of The Solutions Focus.... many small steps to get this far..."
To which I replied: "Won't ask what you are proud of, nor what you are grateful for, nor how you did this, nor who helped you and how you've made good use of it, let alone ask you what you will do more of (or keep doing), or what you will do differently. Nope won't do all of…Continue
This book was born as a challenge: how to introduce Solution-Focus in terms so simple that even…Continue
as most of you are aware of, France is not exactly the Promised Land when it comes to SF. We are about to change this. First contacts have been made, and our next step is an information day of practical work where we will brainstorm, get to know each other better and do, guess what, practical work.
If you happen to pass through Paris on december 12, you are very welcome to join us! Although the final objective is to get SF going in France and…Continue
Added by Dominik Godat on November 16, 2012 at 17:20 — No Comments
I've just translated an article that I've wrote for the Danish Ministry of Education into English. It's about a project involving teachers and their teaching and learning environments in general regarding working with innovation in the field of education.…
Added by Fredrike Bannink on November 4, 2012 at 20:28 — No Comments
Added by Mark McKergow on October 22, 2012 at 18:25 — No Comments
As promised I bring you some writing from the Oxford workshop "a SF approach to working with large groups".
Or... to be honest I actually break my promise but for the better.
So many good conversations with great inputs followed during, inbetween and after the workshops (I ended up doing a Opens Space on same topic) so I've decided to put on whatever I write regarding working with large groups on:…Continue
Added by Jesper H Christiansen on September 20, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
I'd like to invite anyone who does SF(B) work in Africa to join the ning group SOLWorld-Africa. Please share your experiences and stories. Also, let us know whether you know of any national associations for SF practitioners and if so, in which particular African country. Thanks, Svea
Wow - Elke, your workshop was so motivating. I love the way you explained to us how you work. You instantly "translate" what your coachees says into a picture with duplo figures. You use all the SF elements like treasure chest (strengths), cup (preferred future), tiny pieces of paper (little steps) etc. I can imagine that your clients benefit a lot from the way you work with them.
You really motivated me to try something new. Wow. Thanks a lot, cheers, Julia