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The Solutions Focus, 3rd edition

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399816540

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 9th May 2024

Genre: Economics, Finance, Business & Management

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Solutions Focus Practice is transforming coaching, consulting and leadership in organisations all over the world. A powerful yet simple approach to positive change, a solutions focus approach to people problems explores what works in a given situation and aims do more of it.

The Solutions Focus is the definitive guide to this revolutionary yet practical alternative to conventional wisdom. It demonstrates how the unique SIMPLE method of working sidesteps the search for the causes of trouble and heads directly for the solution. Today national solutions focus associations around the world from Sweden to Australia, base their training on the methods explained here.

Solutions focus is in widespread use by consultants, coaches, facilitators and managers. It can be applied at one-to-one, group or organisational levels. Applications include health and wellbeing, sales and negotiation, team building and leadership, performance management, organisational strategy and even peace-building and climate resilience.

This long-awaited new edition of The Solutions Focus is fully revised and updated for today’s executive, career and life coaches. Including the transformative OSKAR coaching framework, one of the most used throughout the coaching world.

Revisions to this acclaimed book include updates throughout to position it in the contemporary landscape. Next generation developments are fully covered including new research on embodiment and experience, the role of hosting rather than directing, and the importance of detail.

New case studies from around the world including Nestle, Kraft, Tate and Canon continue the book’s legacy of learning from real cases by looking closely at what happens and how it works. Finally, new material exploring improvisation and co-constructed stories completes the update and will ensure this book remains the leader in its field for generations to come.


This book shows you how to focus on solutions and not problems
Dr Ivan Misner, BNI Founder and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
The world has never needed rapid change for the better more than it does now; for anyone looking for solutions to the problems that surround us, this book is a great place to start.
Sir Michael Barber, author, ACCOMPLISHMENT
The Solutions Focus has been a constant go-to resource for me. This third edition is packed with new ideas, approaches, and techniques to add to my coaching toolbox.
Dan Abrahams, best-selling sports psychology author
It's easy to spend hours discussing what went wrong and who is to blame. A much more practical way of looking at teams and organizations is to see what's working well and do more of that. From that simple premise, this brilliant book, far from sombre in tone and packed with many case studies showing the worth of this approach, will make you see things differently. Its insights and applications will mean you will return to it again and again.
Neil Mullarkey, Comedy Store Player, creative communication coach and author of IN THE MOMENT
Asking the Miracle Question opened us to a breakthrough that changed our business.
Pete Bissonette, CEO, Learning Strategies, Minnesota USA
A must read for anyone who wants to create change with more speed, more elegance, more use of existing resources, and much more engagement.
Niklas Tiger, senior manager Advania, Sweden
A masterclass in practical, solution-oriented strategies.
Dr Steve Ingham, Director of Supporting Champions, Performance Scientist
In this book about coaching, I think the authors take the readers on a journey that is sure to impact the way they view the work they are doing with clients, and even themselves.
Elliott Connie, Solution Focused Universe
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, COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE
Mark and Paul's work has stood the test of time - because it works!
Raymond Aaron, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author