Just now I received an announcement for a workshop given by Prof. Edgar Schein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Schein
) with the title: "Leadership and Transformation - Leadership in tough times", see http://www.trias.ch/d/kurse_coaching_for_transformation_2009.php
There I can read:
"Sie (= Coaches) setzen Beratung nicht als verkürzte «Quick… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 22, 2009 at 13:58 —
Just now I found a nice piece here:
It is called: "Project Retrospectives: A kinder, gentler, more productive way to learn from past mistakes"
And it contains this part:
The “Mining for Gold” Exercise:
* What worked well that we don’t want to forget
This list is for those things that most agree worked well… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 20, 2009 at 13:12 —
For a specific work assignment, I am brushing up on my NLP skills; more specifically, I'm reviewing my teaching materials on conversational hypnosis and persuasion strategies, as per a specific request by the client who hired me.
I am struck yet again by how traditional approaches differ from Solution-Focused ones.
Let's take negotiation skills: a topic that I teach in workshops and in which many clients want to be coached.
The NLP skills used in negotiation… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on April 5, 2009 at 11:30 —
Some days ago I pointed in the Solutions-List to this video: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Agile-Transitioning-Mike-Cohn
showing Mike Cohn reflecting upon the transitioning process towards an agile organization and how to deal with the complexity of such processes.
And today I become informed about very recent news about an upcoming "deal" between the "Project Management Institute" (PMI… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 1, 2009 at 22:40 —
In a recent posting
I talked about an intervention for reducing hospital infections
I noted how that intervention had all the ingredients of a Solution-Focused approach, and that the authors called that approach "Positive Deviance".
Some of my friends, in the comments, mentioned that "Positive Deviance" is a school of thought of its own.
That is… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on March 7, 2009 at 13:04 —
A good initiative about being positive and focusing on psoitive things in life which ir really needed in today's world.
Added by infs on March 7, 2009 at 5:29 —
I learn a lot from my clients.
After a session, I review my notes; I think of the path taken and of the many paths not taken; I think about what I said, and I think about what the client said; and new insights, new perspectives emerge.
These reflections are very useful to improve my game.
Sometimes, they offer very interesting insights into how the mind works, how change happens, how people think.
A recent coaching session with a new client led me to musings about… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on March 1, 2009 at 14:58 —
In Nov. '08 I was invited as a keynote-speaker at the "moodle konferenz 2008
" in Zug, Switzerland for the topic: "Solution Focused Evaluations for Learning Processes". You may find the handout (in German) ==> HERE
"moodle", by the way, is one of the most popular environments for "blended learning" used in 204 countries by 1,860,009… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on February 9, 2009 at 11:30 —
Today I held the "breakfast-workshop" in Zürich about Teambuilding for agile Teams: About the courage, NOT do understand Team Dynamics
, as I announced it in this ==> blog
(pls follow the link to see a bit more about it)
The workshop, organised by the Swiss-ICT
working group "Lean, Agile & Scrum" was sold out: About 25 persons attended physically, about… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on February 4, 2009 at 21:30 —
The title can be read in two ways. Information Technology works and yes, SF management is paying out. Turnover and profit climbed to an alltime high! Crisis, what crisis.
My november blog described the introduction proces of SF management both as management style and as concept for our businessplan 2009.
It was exciting to see that each manager was so proud of his stunningly "simple" SF based plans for 2009. Especially the first rule of SF: if something does not work (anymore)… Continue
Added by Martin van Gogh on January 26, 2009 at 20:08 —
Hello folks, I thought I'd update you on the success of the UK map of SF practices,
the map has had 21, 212 views in the last 9 months.
The next project I hope we can all contribute to is developing a Solution Focused Approaches wikipedia page. The plan behind this project is to enhance the amount of information on the net in relation to… Continue
Added by Carl Plant on January 18, 2009 at 16:36 —
"Agile" Project Management is one of the recent buzzwords. And it has a lot in common with SF (see Solution Focused Agility in Projects and Management
One of the four "values
" of agility is:
"Individuals and interactions over processes and tools"
Indeed: working together in a project as a self-competent and self-organized team… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on January 14, 2009 at 17:53 —
I recently read the book Nudge by David Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Subtitled Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, the book connects to the movement in behavioural economics which looks at what people ACTUALLY do when faced with choices, rather than what they OUGHT to do if they acted rationally.
Thaler and Sunstein talk about people acting as 'choice architects' for their customers or users. For example, the way food is… Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on December 19, 2008 at 13:00 —
It seems to me solution-focused strategies are blossoming everywhere.
Or maybe I see them everywhere.
Whatever the case might be, I was not expecting to find anything regarding Solution-Focused approaches in a book whose subtitle is: "a surgeon's note on performance" (the book is BETTER
, the author is Atul Gawande).
Yet, there it… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 7, 2008 at 12:00 —
In the past two months we prepared our stratey and budgets for 2009. Since we are listed on the AEX, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange we have to work with a stringent format and a lot of rules apply! Making strategic choices in this roller coster economy was easier then you think. Do not attempt to "predict" the market, work with you strenghts and align your organization for stormy weather. Take a firm grip on the stearing wheel!
This year I decided to make a solution focused businessplan. It… Continue
Added by Martin van Gogh on November 25, 2008 at 14:30 —
This is the most famous one of the 36th strategy, immortalized in the form of a Chinese idiom: "Of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, fleeing is best." (三十六計，走為上策 - sānshí liù jì, zǒu wèi shàng cè)
This seems to me similar to the SF-principle: "If it don't work - try something different"
What's about the other 35 strategems? How do they fit to SF?
Well, looking in… Continue
Added by Hans-Peter Korn on November 15, 2008 at 11:00 —
I have been working on a revised version of the Inbetween paper (thanks to all who commented) and attach the latest working version here Inbetween 080826 FP.doc
. Harry and I submitted it to Family Process who have made many helpful comments (and some others too) - we are just addressing these now.
In this week's New Scientist… Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on November 1, 2008 at 16:00 —
Here in the town of Cheltenham, UK we have just finished our annual festival of literature. Fantastic event, in fact over 200 seperate events over 10 days with authors from all fields - fiction, politics, science, biography, philosophy, childrens' books and much more - speaking about their work, reading from it (a little), debating, signing books and generally having a fun and improving time. Some of my favourite events this year included Tony Curtis (a real genuine Hollywood legend and still… Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on October 20, 2008 at 18:03 —
I was very excited to listen to a teleseminar recently about a Solutions Focused approach to communities, countries, and the world.
The teleseminar was by Eleanor LeCain on "Breakthrough Solutions That Can Improve Your Life and Change the World". Eleanor talks about Citizen Solutions councils that can identify solutions that are already happening in their communities and states, but not widely known about, and get them up onto the internet at a website called… Continue
Added by Rod Sherwin on October 8, 2008 at 11:30 —
I have introduced SF management in my organisation. A high Tech IT company with some 140 specialists. The goal: improve the bottom line result (profit) and have more fun! We have just finished an extensive workshop with the management team. The ball is rolling. I will keep you posted on progress.
Allways looking for CEO's and managers with experience in this field to share knowledge and experience.
Added by Martin van Gogh on September 5, 2008 at 17:00 —