Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
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What can we say about politics from a solution-focused viewpoint? I know several SF practitioners have been considering that question for a while, and it was on Fania Pallikarakis's mind when she interviewed me recently for her article in the Huffington Post.
Here's the interview.
FP Do you believe that SF ideas could apply in a political setting?
PZJ Solutions Focus is the direct route to positive change. The approach is founded on…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2015 at 13:35 — 1 Comment
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…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 — 3 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 — 1 Comment
As I look from my bedroom high over the magnificent quadrangle of Keble College, the signs are promising for a good day at the SOL2012 conference.
Yesterday afternoon, 30 people gathered at Science Oxford for our pre-conference and enthusiastically learned our 12 Things You Need To Know about Solutions Focus. They asked some great questions, which we can track through the conference, such as how much can one embrace SF in our personal lives, and does the methodology allow for…Continue
Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:52 — 2 Comments
As I was reading volume 2 of the latest literary erotic sensation, Fifty Shades of Grey, I found a particularly arousing passage 79% of the way through. “SFBT - The latest therapy option,” one character recommends to our heroine.
The therapist himself, Dr John Flynn, is good enough to describe Solution Focused Brief Therapy: “Essentially, it’s goal-oriented. We concentrate on where Christian wants to be and how to get him there… There’s no point breast-beating about the…Continue
Posted on July 5, 2012 at 20:39 — 3 Comments