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Positive approaches to change

Applications of Solutions Focus and
Appreciative Inquiry at Work

Edited by Mark McKergow and Jenny Clarke

Solutions Focus at Work Series,

SolutionsBooks (2005)

Positive Approaches to Change


The first Solutions Focus fieldbook

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

Strategic Planning
Organisation Development
Competence Management

Team Remotivation
Performance Management
Staff Appraisal
Community Development

Contributors include Louis Cauffman, Sheila McNamee, Paul Z Jackson, Peter Szabó, Günter 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

'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 and People

'A marvellous ensemble of practical articles continuing the worldwide movement towards an appreciative approach to change.'
Neil Samuels, Senior Consultant, BP