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My new book 'Host' is out at last!

Get it from or…


Added by Mark McKergow on December 18, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Lösungsfokussierter Adventkalender 2014 - sf advent calendar (in German)

Liebe Freunde, Kolleginnen und Kollegen

wollt ihr euch in der Adventszeit auf eure Stärken und Ressourcen besinnen, euch durch Fragen, kurze Übungen, Videos und schöne Geschichten inspirieren lassen?

Dann haben wir etwas für euch: Unser lösungsfokussierter "Adventskalender 2014 - 24 Tage Lösungen auf der Spur" ist online! Begleitet uns durch die Adventszeit und schaut vorbei auf:…


Added by Dominik Godat on December 1, 2014 at 11:49 — No Comments

Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus

I’ve just spent three days on a tennis court, learning the intricacies of the Inner Game – and beyond – with a group of sports coaches led by former US tennis pro Sean Brawley. I went with two aims. 

One was to improve my tennis and the other was to clarify the resonances between Inner Game (IG) and Solutions Focus (SF). Here’s how the best bits of Inner Game make sense to me, in an amalgam with SF.

To make progress in anything probably demands Focus…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

How an SF captain could have inspired England v Uruguay at the World Cup

Here is the most recent blog from The Solutions Focus:

Before England’s 2-1 defeat in their crucial World Cup game with Uruguay, captain Steven Gerrard warned his players they faced a "terrible" summer if they lost.

Gerrard, who went through disappointing World Cup campaigns in 2006 and 2010 - when England lost 4-1 to Germany - said he underlined the high price of failure in a special address to the squad.

"Going into this game, (they have) to realise it could be…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 — 1 Comment

Workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april:join us!!!

There are still places available for the workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april, organized together with Ilfaro in Belgium.

This workshop will be in Dutch.

For more information:

I hope to meet you there!

Joske Diesfeldt

Added by Joske Diesfeldt on March 15, 2014 at 15:19 — No Comments

Praxisorientierter Ratgeber

Herausfordernde Gespräche mit Mitarbeitenden

Publiziert am: 24. Februar

Seiten: 40

Preis: 1 CHF; 0.90 EUR

ISBN: 978-1-63173-676-6


Link zum iBook Store

Das Büchlein konzentriert sich neben einer kurzen Einführung zu Inhalten und…


Added by Carin Mussmann on March 10, 2014 at 17:24 — No Comments

New Book about SF Leadership (in German): Lösungen auf der Spur - Wirkungsvoll führen dank Lösungsfokus

Hello dear SOLfriends

I am happily using our first Tuesdays for a book announcement for our German speaking SOLfriends - my new book about SF Leadership in German is now available! Thanks to many of you that inspired me, helped me, taught me more about SF, discussed with me, wrote for me, etc. - THANK YOU SO MUCH for the last 10 years! I was touched when I found out, that this book covers the last 10 years as part of the…


Added by Dominik Godat on March 4, 2014 at 13:26 — No Comments

SOLWorld Conference in Sweden next year (2014)?

I have looked around the site and cannot find the dates for the conference in Sweden in September 2014.  Can anyone help?

Many thanks.


Added by Penny West on October 7, 2013 at 10:27 — 1 Comment

Gruppen Coaching für Führungskräfte

In der letzten Ausgabe der Zeitschrift OrganisationsEntwicklung (3/13, S.4ff) berichtet Manfred Kets de Vries von seinen effektiven Erfahrungen mit Gruppencoachings mit Führungskräften. 

"Verglichen mit Einzelcoachings (...) erscheint uns Gruppen- oder Teamcoaching effektiver. Es produziert mehr Veränderungsmöglichkeiten und Wendepunkte (Tipping Points) - diese Momente plötzlicher Erkenntnis, die zu positiven Veränderungen führen. Wir sprechen von einem Wendepunkt, wenn sich…


Added by Carin Mussmann on July 22, 2013 at 8:26 — No Comments

Neues Buch: Gruppen-Lehrsupervision - Systemisch-lösungsorientiert

Ich arbeite seit einigen Jahren als Lehrsupervisorin an der Hochschule für Angewandte Psychologie, IAP, und begleite Studierende der Coaching-, Supervisions- und Organisationsentwicklung. Mir war es ein grosses Anliegen, die lösungsfokussierte Arbeit strukturiert und nachvollziehbar in meine Arbeit als Gruppen-Lehrsupervisorin zu integrieren. Meine eigenen…


Added by Carin Mussmann on July 22, 2013 at 7:45 — No Comments

New Interactive eBook: SF Group Coaching

Dear SOL Community,

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop at the SOL13 conference in Germany, where some of you will have seen our new ebook ‘Solution Focused Group Coaching – A Practical Guide’.  Carin Mussmann and myself are very proud of having published this first interactive SF ebook.

I have now designed a web page for anyone who would like to find out more:…


Added by Cornelia Decher on July 15, 2013 at 15:30 — 9 Comments

John Brooker SOL2013 Slideshow Part 2

SOLWorld Slideshow Part 2

The second part of the event. Happy memories!

Added by John Brooker on June 9, 2013 at 17:31 — No Comments

John Brooker SOL2013 Slideshow Part 1

SOL2013 slideshow part 1 A personal slideshow of the whole event. Happy memories. In two parts due to file size.

Added by John Brooker on June 9, 2013 at 17:29 — 1 Comment

Can focusing on progress undo the progress?

Professor Ayelet Fischback and Professor Ravi Dhar discovered one paradoxical effect of focusing on progress: “goal liberation“.

Here is how it works: happy with the progress made toward a long-term goal, the brain turns…


Added by Paolo Terni on May 22, 2013 at 16:10 — No Comments

The first SF research conference - 19-20 September 2013, UK

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 ( will present and build dialogues around these topics:

  • The future of therapeutic practice from non-pathologising, enactive…

Added by Mark McKergow on May 21, 2013 at 18:36 — No Comments

SF Project Management

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.


Wish you all even better projects in the future…


Added by John Nicol on May 21, 2013 at 9:35 — 2 Comments

4 Future Perfects in SF Leadership

Dear SOL-friends

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: 4%20Future%20Perfects%20in%20SF%20Leadership.png



Added by Dominik Godat on May 18, 2013 at 8:38 — 1 Comment

Solution Focused Leadership - ongoing interactions in between...

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…


Added by Dominik Godat on May 17, 2013 at 17:13 — No Comments

Love 2.0 and the interactional view

In her latest book, Love 2.0, the renowned Positive Psychology author Barbara Fredricksonintroduced an interactional view of love.

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…


Added by Paolo Terni on April 24, 2013 at 16:18 — No Comments

Last two early bird places available for SOL World 2013

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…


Added by John Brooker on April 9, 2013 at 16:48 — No 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


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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 Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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