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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…


Added by michael cardus on November 3, 2011 at 14:44 — No Comments

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…


Added by michael cardus on May 20, 2011 at 17:09 — No Comments

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

team building and leadership expert michael cardus

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…


Added by michael cardus 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

Added by michael cardus on March 5, 2011 at 2:39 — 1 Comment

Give Ideas P.R.O.Ps...A 4 Step Process for New Idea Creation

When exploring new ideas it is important to;

  1. Have a process that is known
  2. Start with positives + pluses to allow the idea a chance of survival.
  3. Give ideas there P.R.O.PS

Pluses, Positives

  • Start with what is good about the idea, finding the good stuff…


  • Building…

Added by michael cardus on December 7, 2010 at 12:54 — No Comments

Leadership Group: Solutions Focus in Practice

Still learning solutions focuses I attempted using scaling questions with a leadership team. Below is a story of what happened, and how great it turned out!

Working with a leadership team of 5 people including the COO of the organization. I was called in to facilitate and consult the leadership team with the following objectives


Leaders will be able to reflect upon their own behaviors and adjust…


Added by michael cardus on November 5, 2010 at 14:28 — 2 Comments

Processing for Reciprocity of Inquiry or Team Building De-Brief Questions

I love questions; asking them, answering them, writing about them, thinking about them, driving Christine (Wife)crazy with them. Whether you are a facilitator, coach, leader, person in the toilet-stall next to me – asking 2 to 3 questions beyond the point of where we agree

develops understanding of each other. Additionally asking questions

beyond the…


Added by michael cardus on September 29, 2010 at 23:09 — No Comments

Solutions Focused on a High Ropes Course

Scaling Challenge of Choice

High Ropes Course Processing & Reflection…


Added by michael cardus on September 24, 2010 at 20:59 — No Comments




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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