Solutions Focused Leadership for Personal and Professional Development

On August 13 SACC YP presented this interactive virtual meeting about Solutions Focused Leadership for Personal and Professional Development.

Participants were guided through the online event by Jan Marklund; leader development coach, author, public speaker and entrepreneur, who gave us an insight to what it means to be a Solution Focused leader and how you can use the approach to gain momentum in your career or business.





Solutions Focus

Solutions Focus is a scientifically proven leadership method that allows you to identify and take advantage of the existing – often unknown – potential within yourself, your team or organisation.

It provides methods for constructive conflict resolution, better performance, improved staff retention and promotes overall health and happiness within and between people. With this unique, interactive webinar you get insight into how it works.

Jan Marklund spoke about how to solve problems and conflicts without talking about them and how to improve yourself without analysing your weaknesses. An extremely effective and common practice among successful world leaders.

Jan guided us through 

  • The difference between Solutions Focus and problem focus
  • The approach and methodology
  • The power of questions vs answers
  • The importance of constructive reflection
  • How to use the power of words and language for effective communication and shifting mindsets
  • How to deal with complainers, perform constructive conflict resolution and how to give solution-focused feedback (or feedforward).
  • How to use your strengths to your advantage

Key takeaways from the session

  • Opportunity to interact and practice what you learn
  • Practical tools you can apply to your own challenges
  • To hear practical examples and experiences from a highly experienced leadership development coach and expert, member of an international Solutions Focus association.

These are just a few highlights of the presentation, view the presentation slides and listen to the video recording here:

About Jan Marklund

Working with managers, executive teams, athletes and politicians, Jan Marklund has extensive expertise around best practice and the common challenges modern leaders face on a daily basis.

Introduced to SFiO* in 1990, Marklund’s diverse and fascinating leadership- and consulting experience spans across management in both the private and government sectors. Including, but not limited to, working as an intelligence officer for UN, founding and running an industry magazine, consulting small and large organisations including the Swedish Fire Brigade and corporations like SKF, in strategic and practical strategy, running a school, professionally training athletes and coaching a regional handball club on refugee integration.

To help leaders build strong teams and successful organisations, Marklund founded GongGång Ledarutveckling i Sverige AB, offering leader development programs, individual coaching and a range of interactive workshops, all based on the solutions-focused and salutogenic approach. For over 15 years, he and his team have assisted managers and executive teams in identifying and applying their existing strengths, shifting mindsets and approaches through constructive reflection and a range of practical tools for the big and small challenges that occur in the every-day-life of managers and executive teams. * Solutions Focus in Organizations, an international network of solution-focused practitioners which promotes, supports and develops research and applications of Solution Focus in Organisations.

Jan Marklund is the co-author of the book “From stagnation to success – Solution Focused tools for newly appointed managers” [Swedish title: Från tomgång till framgång – lösningsfokuserade verktyg för nyanställda chefer] published 2016. A practical handbook for leaders in how to use Solutions Focus to get traction and accelerate success in a new management role. Filled with tips and practical examples. 

To order the book in Swedish, click HERE

He is currently conducting research for his second book, which investigates the typical characteristics of Swedish leadership and the impact on the world. Jan is currently conducting research for his second book, which investigates the typical characteristics of Swedish leadership style, its international reputation and impact on the world. As such, Jan is inviting leaders and managers all over the world, experienced in Swedish leadership, for research interviews. If you’re interested in contributing, please contact Jan. 

Event special

Jan Marklund is offering a great event special to each business who attended the webinar. His popular workshop The Meeting Sharpener is a half-day online workshop uniquely designed to help management teams “make meetings more engaging, pleasant and effective”
Original price: $3400
Event Special: $1400 
Valid until 30th of September.
For more details, contact Jan or check website (swe): 

Testimonials from leaders that have attended Marklund’s seminars, workshops or programs:

“I have discovered leadership skills within myself I didn’t know I had.”

“I use my time more effectively and more targeted, i.e. I prioritise better, delegate better and get more time for strategic work.”

Welcome to contact Jan about the session content, Solutions Focus Leadership, his work and online courses:

Jan Marklund, GongGång ledarutveckling AB
ph. +46 733 359 191

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