The Solutions Focus

The Solutions Focus : Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE

This is a new and updated edition of this acclaimed first business book on the powerful, simple yet subtle approach to positive change in people, teams and organisations. Used around the world by a wide range of people, professions and organisations, the first edition has now sold nearly 10,000 copies and been translated into 7 languages. Including new chapters reflecting the increasing importance of coaching and the solutions focus movement in the business environment, this wide-ranging book is filled with all the most important ideas, case examples and practical tips for managers, facilitators and consultants. Proven in many fields and with a distinguished intellectual heritage, `The Solutions Focus` provides a simple and direct route to progress in your organisation. It focuses on: solutions - not problems; in between: the action is in the interaction; make use of what's there; possibilities - past, present and future; and language. Every case is different. The trouble with traditional approaches to people problems is that they assume a straightforward relationship between cause and effect, between a problem and its solution.
A solutions-focused approach sidesteps the search for the causes of a problem and heads straight for the solution, showing you how to envisage your preferred future and quickly takes steps forward. The authors present a set of practical techniques, including specific forms of questioning that lead to immediate action and results. They show how to identify what is working in your organisation and amplify it to make useful changes; to focus on what is possible rather than what is intractable and how to be solution focused, not solution forced.

  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 153.92 x 229.11 x 21.34mm | 430.91g
  • Publication date: 14 Dec 2006
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition Statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • ISBN10: 1904838065
  • ISBN13: 9781904838067
  • Bestsellers rank: 58,997

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Pages: 336
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Pages: 196
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Pages: 180
Authors: Kidge Burns
Categories: Medical
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Pages: 240
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Categories: Business & Economics
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Pages: 226
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• More than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists • #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today • Won 12 book awards • Translated into