“Solution-focused is a future-focused, goal-directed approach to therapy that highlights the importance of searching for solutions rather than focusing on problems (Trepper, Dolan, McCollum, & Nelson, 2006; Proudlock & Wellman, 2011). As a counselling approach, solution-focused therapy allows people to adopt different perspectives to look at a specific situation and therefore deepen their understanding of antecedents and consequences (Lam & Yuen, 2008). In other words, it is a strengths-based approach, emphasizing people’s resilience, strengths, and resources people possess and how these can be utilized in the pursuit of goals and the enactment of purposeful positive change (Corcoran & Pillai, 2007; Grant, 2011; 2012).”
“Paradise is the place where you fulfill your function and are happy to fulfill your function.” Ernst Gotsch
“Synthetic Agriculture works with recovery through use. In other words, the establishment of highly productive and independent areas of external inputs results in the provision of ecosystem services, with special emphasis on soil formation, regulation of micro-climate and favoring of the water cycle.
Working for and not against nature, associating agricultural crops with forests, recovering resources rather than exploiting them, and incorporating ecological concepts into the management of agroecosystems are some of the characteristics of the Synthetic Agriculture, but they are not unique to it.”
Adapting your consulting approach to be fit for purpose. Unlike traditional consulting, adaptive consulting deploys intuition honed through experience and deep research, growth mindset, positive interventions, strengths-based methodologies and solutions-focused coaching and facilitation.
What I Learnt
Best practices (engineering, structure and process driven based on formulas)
Not being stuck in “best practices” and methodologies or specific technology platforms, – examine what is essential and what actually works
Good practices based on context and organizational needs: Apply design thinking and lean startup to design approach and tools that are “sticky” and translatable to all (rapid scaling)
Consultant as Domain Expert
Help our clients be as clear as possible about what’s wanted and optimize their own inherent competencies and resources for achieving it
Consultant comes with “a beginner’s mind”
Achieve visible change by providing our clients hands-on tools, tactics and practices to accelerate digital transformation maturity
Leadership Culture Labs:
Innovative new leadership models co-created by leaders in organization. The role of the program designed is to create patterns, tools and adaptive learning that scale and replicate across functions, projects, teams, and all levels of employees in the organization.
Research root causes and develop solutions for problems (time consuming, past focus)
Take a direct and pragmatic route to what works by overlooking excursions such as delving into constant analysis of problems and trying to “fix” what’s not working
Apply solutions focused thinking and agile methods for leadership and change: Build an organization that is stronger tomorrow than it is today
Change management to deal with “resistance: to change
Organizations are social systems and change happens through structural/process change as well as changes in habits. People perform at their best when they are focused on realizing their strengths and potential while building their confidence
Focus on the science of how people learn, grow and change: Cultivating a “growth mindset”, improving the quality and quantity for conversations and relationships
Data and analysis of the current situation to identify problems and needs and then solve these (SWOT)
In the fast moving world with multiple changes happening at once, waiting for sufficient data, diagnosis through surveys, analysis and then validation can reliably be replaced with discover, choose, act – relying on intuition that is based on experience, research and rapid prototyping