Multi-culturalism is a word I do not like, and it rates just above "plague" in my own dictionary.
That is because I do not believe in the relativistic nature of that approach, which caused more harm than good: it left us in Europe with increasing levels of anomie, and that is bad according to positive psychology and to my own experience.
Not having a theoretical framework, though, that means i am more curious about cultural differences!
Isn't life funny? It presents us with endless opportunities to engage with it in rich and learning-ful ways.
My amazing Mum is one of the strongest, most resilient people I know. She has experienced enormous challenges (and more than her fair share of personal tragedy), and continues to deal with whatever presents itself in her life with courage, pragmatism and dignity. Through our experiences and numerous bereavements, our whole family has developed a strong, philosophical… Continue
Team building (or teambuilding, if you like). I have heard so many options presented, I don't know what it really means anymore. It's a golf day. Or a dinner out for the team. Or a movie. Or an art workshop. Or an improv workshop. Or a high ropes course. Or whitewater canoeing. See, it's so many things, has it become a meaningless concept, watered down by too many interpretations, or is it all these things, each as valid as the next? Honestly, I'm confused.
Some might think that a dogs world is far away from my life as a solution-focused trainer and consultant, especially the dog himself. But as a first time dog owner I'm strucked by the quality training he gives me. He, Pulver (powder in english), let´s me work hard and reminds me on a daily basis that a solution focus has unlimited potential (well almost anyway). So what´s important for the trainer pulver/powder?
* Let me know when I do great!
* Don´t mind when I don't
This one I can thank Wolfgang Regele for, back to 2006 he had a question on the list on "how to show managers, that too early presuppositions can narrow the ideas for solutions". this was the moment that I linked this small cartoon with our topic...
My client was another coach / consultant, familiar with the SF process.
Very strong and interesting personality.
A tough cookie.
I decided to co-create the process with her, so I engaged her expertise.
We started off alright...
until all of a sudden she gave me this feedback: "leave me more space; you are not leaving me enough space to think about the answers to your questions".
I was taken aback by the directness of the feedback.
I took it in good stride,… Continue
I was sent this very nice quote by Kamila Novokova a few weeks ago. I think it sums up quite a lot about SF practice, and also how to act not-knowingly and still to act. It comes from the part where Treebeard, an ent (tree-shepherd), is carrying Merry and Pippin. They are very unsure about what's going on, having never seen an ent before...
Merry: "Would you think it rude, if we asked what you are going to do with us, and which side you are on?"
You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"? You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading somevoluminous books? You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…
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