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The first Solutions Focus field book. This collection of articles from the AMED journal "Organisations & People" describes international experience of applying the positive power of Solutions Focus and Appreciative Inquiry to Coaching, Team Remotivation, Supervision, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Feedback, Organisation Development, Staff Appraisal, Competence Management, and Community Development. Contributors include Louis Cauffman, Sheila McNamee, Paul Z Jackson, Peter Szabo, Gunter Lueger, Harry Norman and others from the UK, across Europe and the USA. This collection gives you new applications and ideas about staying pragmatically positive and incisively simple in many organisational contexts. Includes a new and expanded introduction by Mark McKergow comparing positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Solutions Focus.
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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction to the SolutionsBooks edition; Positive Approaches to Organisations and People - Mark McKergow; Solutions Focus, Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology compared in a new introduction to this collection; Dancing the Solution Focused Shuffle! - Louis Cauffman; What is a Solutions Focused approach? It's much more than just acting positively...; Appreciative Inquiry: Social Construction in Practice - Sheila McNamee; Creating new organizational realities together - theory meets practice; Team Remotivation - John Henden; Getting going in the face of mass redudundancy and adversity - a practical case; Scaling - 10 minutes for performance and learning - Peter Szabo; Simple ways to make the most of learning opportunities in the workplace; Solution Focused Reflecting Teams in Action - Harry Norman with Tim Pidsley and Michael Hjerth; A flexible format for surfacing the resources and knowledge present within a team; Solution focused rating: new ways in performance appraisal - Gunter Lueger; A novel yet simple approach for building solutions talk within an appraisal interview; Organisational Constellations meets Appreciative Inquiry - Sue Abbotson and Patricia Lustig; A creative experiment in integrating two organisational transformation (OT) disciplines; Solution-Focused Strategic Planning - Jim Mortensen; US Government facilitators try it out and give their verdict; Making competency management work: Use what is there! - Gwenda Schlundt Bodien and Coert Visser; How to devise a system of management while staying both solutions focused and client directed? Solution-Focused feedback in management development - Peter Roehrig; The value of SF conversations using criticism as well as praise for learning; How to improve your tennis, your management skills and your organisation's results - Paul Z Jackson; Case study and research on the impact of solutions focused coaching in Walkers Snackfoods; Dreams do come true - Patricia Lustig; Community building with Appreciative Inquiry in a small Nepalese village.

Reviews

Vital for anyone interested in the next generation of change technology in organisations. Buy it now.' Tim Andrews, author of 'Where's Your Spotlight?' 'An exceptional collection of international articles on positive approaches to individual and organisational development... These proven, stimulating ideas can be put to immediate practical use by the reader.' Terry Gibson, Managing Editor, Organisations & People 'A marvellous ensemble of practical articles continuing the worldwide movement towards an appreciative approach to change.' Neil Samuels, Senior Consultant, BP Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment by Martin Seligman, review by Coert Visser A tangible tool for coaching and management from Solutionsurfers, Switzerland, review by Kirsten Dierolf The SIMPLE Way to Positive Change by Paul Z Jackson and Mark McKergow, review by Coert Visser Managing people in a complex world by Jane Greene and Antony M Grant, review by Terry Gibson

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