Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

November 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Clean Language and SF

Hi, great to discover this site! Following a couple of conversations with Mark McKergow recently, I'm becoming increasingly curious about the relationship between Clean Language and Solutions Focus.

The two approaches seem to share a philosophy, and may have even more in common than that.

Like SF, Clean Language comes from the world of therapy and is moving into the business world. It was devised by the late David Grove, who was working with trauma victims, and turned into… Continue

Added by Judy Rees on November 25, 2009 at 16:30 — 4 Comments

Lean Development - Synergetic with SF?

In the last months I recognized an increasing popularity of "Lean Development" especially in the area of software development. A closer look will show, that "Agile Development" (which is discussed in SOLWorld since a longer time, see ) is very overlapping with "Lean Development", which has a better… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on November 7, 2009 at 12:30 — 5 Comments

SF gets a warm welcome at the British Wittgenstein Society

Yesterday was marked by the Autumn lecture of the British Wittgenstein Society, and Kirsten Dierolf and I were very pleased not only to be invited to the lecture, but also to be included in a special dinner following the event. The lecturer was Prof Rom Harré ( who has added Chair of the LSE’s Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences to his large collection… Continue

Added by Mark McKergow on November 3, 2009 at 15:54 — 2 Comments

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Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Aug 22, 2017.

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


Created by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Mark McKergow Dec 2, 2022.

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