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‘How to be more solution-focused in my world of work’

- by Dieter Weinand:


This is the second Blog Post in the series of  the Future of Learning 2015 Conference of The Institute of Learning Professionals. As part of the Expert tables we choose a few interesting topics.


Below are my key takeaways:


  • Role play of questions about the problem and questions about a potential solution
  • NLP practices included, analyse a person’s behaviour
  • Problem questions: interviewees seem more stressed/uncomfortable and look away more
  • Solution questions: Interviewees relax more, smile and laugh more when they answer
  • Conclusion: Do not stick to the problem as you have the solution and you need to work towards that even when it is just in little steps.
  • Often companies get stuck on these problems as it is ‘The way they have always done things’.


“Find out what works and do more of it”

- Dieter Weinand


How you can start making solution-focused changes today, key question:

  • What is your preferred future?
    • What are the next small steps you could implement to come closer to your desired results?


Next blogs in the series:
  1. Expert table: ‘How to use Crowd Funding’ by Tony Ryan
  2. Expert table: ‘How to stand out as an authority in your field?’ by Barry Moore
  3. Presentation: What does it mean to be in the ‘Learning flow’? by Mark Vollmer
  4. Breakout session: Improv your training! Training insights from the world of improvisation and theatre sports by Gabby Button




Written by: Marlie van Doorn

Date published: 21/10/2015

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