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Solution Focused question for determining values and relevancy of work.

I am working up a list of solution focused questions used for determining relevancy of work to the individual, team and organization.I could use some help and more ideas in the following…Continue

Started Jun 13, 2011

Why do people choose to attack the facilitator?
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When working with groups of professional adults I keep things respectful and kind. And for some reason (usually men) choose to make really negative comments towards me and what sounds like personal…Continue

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How To Make This New Year Your Best Year Yet - Vlog

"Thank you Mark, your feedback and insight is really helpful. You mention 'over-confident American success coach' then you mention areas where it could have been improved, that was helpful. I wonder do you take issue with the…"
Nov 22, 2011
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How To Make This New Year Your Best Year Yet - Vlog

"Doesn't sound at all solutions focused to me!  :-)  Have a goal, make a plan, your mind drives your behaviour... the usual over-confident American 'success coach' stuff as far as I can see.  Where's the not…"
Nov 22, 2011
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The Power of Progress

"real nice..small wins, small steps, small progress in the right direction!"
Nov 5, 2011
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Discover Solutions through Dimensions, Time and Cost: DTC Operator

Dimension Time Cost OperatorDimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC…See More
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michael cardus replied to Olympia Mitsopoulou's discussion SF in NY?
"I realized that when that last after I went back to your website.  "
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"BYW I see your email isnfrom atom wave, is that who you work for? I love there site and work."
Oct 2, 2011
michael cardus replied to Olympia Mitsopoulou's discussion SF in NY?
"Hello olympia. My name is Mike and I live in Buffalo, NY also about 6 hours from NYC. I have found many Canadian friends who practice SF that I have been able to spend time with. If, when I am in the NYC area I would love to meet and share with…"
Oct 2, 2011
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"I think thiis is a wonderful idea and adding some structure to it will help."
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Setting up a group for listing training programmes and workshops

A group to create guidelines for listing forthcoming training courses and events. See More
Oct 2, 2011
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The Power of Progress

Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of "The Progress Principle," explains the importance of small wins at work.
Aug 11, 2011
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Solution Focused question for determining values and relevancy of work.

I am working up a list of solution focused questions used for determining relevancy of work to the individual, team and organization.I could use some help and more ideas in the following manner.... *What would you ask someone to determine what they value in work (I am defining what is valued in work as relevant to them and therefore motivates great work in that role)? *What would you ask someone to determine what they find necessary from a work team (department, project team) in order to feel…See More
Jun 13, 2011
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Solution Focusd Application of TeamBuilding & Leadership Lessons

We all operate with different mental models and necessities of learning + training. When facilitating team building & leadership processes with individuals and teams a challenge is trying to determine what each person needs in order to feel our time together is used…See More
May 20, 2011
Hans-Peter Korn commented on michael cardus's blog post Plan:Do:Check:Act. Examining Process Improvement in Solutions Focused
"Well, this Plan - Do - Check - Act circle is useful for simple an complicated situations, but for COMPLEX situations (in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect, but not in advance, the approach is to…"
Mar 16, 2011
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Plan:Do:Check:Act. Examining Process Improvement in Solutions Focused

Plan:Do:Check:Act model originally credited to Shewhart  Processing Team-Building Activities:When facilitating a team through a challenge taking breaks to evaluate what is happening during the action and what is the teams next step proves useful.Individuals on teams when involved in challenges are really close to…See More
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Where are you based? (City & Country)
Buffalo NY USA
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Coach, Consultant
What is your website (if any)?
http://www.create-learning.com
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
Alan Kay

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Discover Solutions through Dimensions, Time and Cost: DTC Operator

Dimension Time Cost Operator

Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. The DTC Operator can work to release…

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Solution Focusd Application of TeamBuilding & Leadership Lessons

We all operate with different mental models and necessities of learning + training. When facilitating team building & leadership processes with individuals and teams a challenge is trying to determine what each person needs in order to feel our time together is used…

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Posted on May 20, 2011 at 17:09

Plan:Do:Check:Act. Examining Process Improvement in Solutions Focused

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Plan:Do:Check:Act model originally credited to Shewhart 

 

Processing Team-Building Activities:

When facilitating a team through a challenge taking breaks to evaluate what is happening during the action and…

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Posted on March 16, 2011 at 1:53 — 1 Comment

Solutions Focused To Achieve Mastery...My Journey And Struggle

After attending "Developing High Performance Teams using Solutions Focus" facilitated by Haesun Moon.





My learning style is disruptive, and when I’m thinking (especially in a training / classroom setting) I shift, sigh, groan, speak out, and… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 2:39 — 1 Comment

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At 21:27 on October 13, 2010, Hans-Peter Korn said…
hi mike, thank you for making clear your intention. You are welcome to share your experiences !

cheers, hans-peter
At 11:16 on September 27, 2010, Alan Kay said…
Hi Michael, so glad to have a US SF'r join the fold, especially one from sunny Buffalo. Welcome to the wonderful world of SOL. Alan.
At 21:16 on September 24, 2010, Coert Visser said…
thx for the invitation
 
 
 

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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…

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

Making the most of SOLWorld.ning.com

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

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

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

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

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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. …

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