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The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE

Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: February 2011
ISBN: 9781904838319
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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When you need to discover what works in the workplace, The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE offers a powerful yet subtle way to foster positive change. With this revolutionary and practical alternative to traditional problem solving, you can learn how to envision your desired future and move swiftly toward it. The Solutions Focus details the SIMPLE plan and a unique way of working that fosters customized and organization-specific solutions for every problem. Radically pragmatic and proven in many fields, this method goes to the heart of what works for people, teams and organizations.This second updated and extended edition provides an enhanced focus on coaching and offers fascinating and wide-ranging new case studies that illustrate how these ideas are being applied in organizations worldwide, from television companies to government agencies to individual teams. The authors show you how to identify what is working in your organization and how to amplify it by focusing on what is possible rather than what isn't. The basic principles are simple: identify what works and do more of it, and stop doing what doesn't work and try something different. Packed with field-tested tools, exercises and case examples, The Solutions Focus will interest anyone who wants practical, innovative workplace solutions for doing more with less. Visit the Solutions Focus website at www.thesolutionsfocus.com."All good coaches focus on potential, affirmation and solutions. This book is a must. It is simple, easy to read and filled with illustrative examples."
--Sir John Whitmore, author of Coaching for Performance
"A focus on solution construction is the core of great coaching. This is a beautifully crafted, elegantly simple approach to applying the power of solutions to organizations--a must-read for coaches and consultants looking for truly effective tools."
--Anthony M. Grant, Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
"A classic: the most exciting and applicable approach since Fisher and Ury's Getting to Yes. The logic and ethics of the approach are refreshing and unfortunately all too rare in the corporate world where I do most of my work. It makes so much sense to identify and work with what works."
--Nancy Caldwell, negotiation consultant, USA
"If we can learn to adopt this solutions-focused way of approaching everyday situations we will transform our work and our lives in elegant and powerful ways. The book is packed with thought-provoking case studies. I love it."
--Sue Knight, author of NLP at Work
CONTENTS
1 Small Changes--and a Big Idea2 Staying SIMPLE3 Solutions not Problems4 Inbetween--The Action Is in the Interaction5 Make Use of What's There6 Possibilities--Past, Present and Future7 Language--Simply Said8 Every Case Is Different9 The Complete Toolkit10 Coaching Solutions11 Managers Coach Their People to Solutions12 Team Coaching13 Organized Solutions14 The Solutions Artist and Scientist15 How We Reached Here
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