And now to something slightly different

While you are waiting for me to finished the next chapter I thought you might be interested in an Danish article that I’ve just got translated to english. I wrote it for the Danish Ministry of Education and is based on interviews I did with a project group I facilitated for almost two years. I’ts called: “Can you dance you name? – about teachers, teaching and learning environments” Download the article here. You don’t have to be teaching children, young people or university/college students to find it interesting (or even inspiring). If you ocassionally involve elements of training in your consultancy jobs I’m sure you’ll find inspiration there too....

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“Brief” in solution focus

I got a mail. And then I started thinking because of this mail. And then I asked if I could publish this short mail correspondence. Got a yes, made a small editorial intervention to make the text more obvious. I hope you will find just as inspiring as I do. Thank you Svea for mailing! Be aware that Svea asks to field of coaching and I answer in the field of large groups/consultancy. That’s what I call useful misunderstandings.   11/10/2012 | Svea van der Hoorn wrote:   Hi Jesper, What pricked my curiosity is your decision to use the name “”. I’d appreciate some discussion with you about what Brief signals for you different from Solution-focus/ed in relation to coaching. This is a discussion I keep returning to and recently at SOL I was surprised to hear that because many people associate “brief” with “brief therapy” and they don’t want the “therapy” reference they throw out brief too. I looked across the pages to see in what way you refer to “brief” but didn’t find anything – only solution-focus?? So, now very curious. Thanks Svea   12/10/2012 | I then made these (to me) useful misunderstandings:   Hi Svea, Thanks for the questions! To be honest I haven’t given it much thought. Until you send me this mail. I’m not sure if you ask to the coaching part...

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Update: Preparing flow

This chapter is basically about the practicalities in organising a large group event. In other words it’s about infrastructure. Next chapter coming up is about when you start using the advantages of this kind of setup in your process. Share...

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From the workshop in Oxford at the 10th annual conference of SOLworld I bring you the first chapters of the book, thanks to great people pushing me (without knowing it). Have a look at SOLW2012 for downloads and The Book for the chapters. Share...

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Group activity: Discovering own resources

Preparation: Simply point out the 1 and 10 in the room. Instruction 1. Think of something you would like to learn/be good at in the upcoming weeks/months/year: – A skill, professional tool, a habit you would like to change etc. – It can be in your work or in your private life. 2. 10 is the CONFIDENCE that you are going to achieve the above goal. 1 is the opposite: Please place yourself on the scale where you are right now. 3. Turn to the person closest to you and share: – What is already clear to you that give you (that much) confidence? – What else? 4. Everybody: Now turn your back to the 1 and look at 10. Please stand 1 higher up the scale. Turn to the one closest to you (might be the same might be different) and share: – How will you know that you have reached this further step? – What will be different? – What else? 5. Everybody: Now turn your back to the 1 and look at 10. Please consider and take position: – How high on the scale do you want to come? – What will be different then? – What else? 6. Everybody: in same pairs. What are your next steps from now?   Share...

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