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January 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Visualization, the "preferred future" & Solution-Focused practice

In Solution-Focused practice we ask clients to visualize their perfect future, usually by asking the “Miracle Question”. Research has demonstrated that visualization does not work to help people change. Doesn’t this result invalidate a very important tool of SF practitioners?

This is the question that we are going to answer in this post.
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Added by Paolo Terni on January 19, 2010 at 17:14 — 9 Comments

We Fear Change - But a Future Perfect Helps!

A good friend, fellow Buddhist and fellow coach, by the name of Jñānagarbha, came on an SF-Coaching Course I was running. When asked to summarise the Future Perfect, he made a very interesting point, even drawing on the film "Wayne's World"!

Apparently in the film, Wayne's friend Garth says "We Fear Change" - and anyone who's ever been involved in a change management programme can testify to that! But.... when we imagine the future perfect in vivid detail, we make our desired change… Continue

Added by Shakya on January 13, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Meeting with Agile software pioneer Alistair Cockburn

UPDATE January 2010 - Alistair has posted his comments on SF and how to use punchier language at Go and check it out, and see my comments there.

As you will probably know, I enjoy meeting people who have led developments in other field which seem to have some resonance or connection with SF practice. (See the Karlstad Group section of the site…


Added by Mark McKergow on January 3, 2010 at 15:22 — 5 Comments

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