The Strengths Revolution’ weekly podcast show was launched on 22nd April 2014. Just go into iTunes Store, click the ‘Podcast’ link on the top menu, then put ‘The Strengths Revolution’ into the search box.

Listen, subscribe, and add a review if you feel able to. Remember… listening, downloading or subscribing to the show is FREE!

'Working with Strengths' was published in May 2014 as a comprehensive resource for reviewing the literature and reflecting on strengths-based practice as applied to people in contact with services, as well as the strengths-focused development of practitioners, teams and organisations. It draws on the wider business literature as well as health and social care references to broaden the applicability of the ideas.

'Risk Decision-Making' was published in 2013 to help shift the focus from a tick-box culture to the realities of what good practice should be about. The manual and cd-rom provide the resources that should engage senior management in organisations, as well as the practitioners and multidisciplinary teams.

June 2007 saw the publication of the Working With Risk Trainers Manual and Practitioner Manual through Pavilion Publishing. The Trainers Manual provides a flexible two-day training programme, with the option of using any of the individual sessions as stand-alone training resources. The Practitioner Manual provides a set of practice-based risk tools with supporting guidance on how and when to use each. These materials also aim to discuss some of the wider risk issues and identify a key part of current research and literature. The practice-based tools are also supported by completed case examples.

To make contact either send me a message via the 'Contact Me' form or (if it's urgent) you can call me on 07733 105264.

Practice Based Evidence commenced business in October 2001. Promoting the value of the messages from service users, carers and practitioners experiences. These are often marginalised by the emphasis placed on research.


 

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Entries in strengths (14)

Thursday
Mar292018

How effective are your 'meetings'?

In this video I define what a meeting is, provide 11 negative observations on how they play out, and offer 7 reflections on what can contribute to making them effective for everyone involved.

https://youtu.be/eLn1alRHVHc

 

This presentation is part of a wider email sequence offering subscribers an abundance of FREE and practical information to implement in your own practice, and that of others around you. Click on the following link, and follow the simple instructions, if you want to subscribe to the email list (no spam is sent!):

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/ 

Sunday
Mar252018

minding your language

The language of strengths individualises each of us; whereas, the language used to describe problems tends more to aggregate us into less well-defined groups. In the following brief video, I will contrast the types of language we use for describing ourselves either from a problems perspective or from a strengths approach. Click on the following link now to access the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bALixNzWHVU

 

This video is part of the email sequence providing subscribers with access to a wide range of strengths-based resources. If you wish to subscribe to the email list click the following link (it's FREE resources that I am offering, with no catch!):

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/

Tuesday
Mar132018

How good must the book be?

Sign up for a series of emails containing access to a range of FREE checklists, tools and YouTube videos, offered to help you further develop your knowledge and practice in working with a person-centred strengths-based perspective...

 

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/ 

 

People are naturally suspicious of material given away for free... is it any good, what is the catch? The answer to those two questions is Yes & No respectively.

These are materials I have been aware of, developed and used since the early 1990's, and now I am getting into the autumn of my career (as much as I would like to think of 60 as being spring!), I would like a much wider range of people to become aware of, and make good use of them.

So, whether you think you know it all already, or you are always open to continual learning and reflection, why not check out the link? What have you got to lose, other than a few minutes of your precious time when my occasional informative emails arrive in your inbox? I promise I don't do spam.

 

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/ 

 

If the free stuff is that good, I wonder how good the book must be?

Sunday
Feb042018

Free 'Strengths' Resources

Steve Morgan (Practice Based Evidence) presents: Working with Strengths

 

Click on the following link to find out more about my 8-point Strengths Checklist, and a range of other resources:

 

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths/

 

 

I have been developing and delivering a Strengths Approach since it was first formally introduced to me by Professor Charlie Rapp in 1991. It has been without doubt the most exciting and influential set of ideas I have experienced throughout a long and varied career; and expanded further through my reading around the Gallup organisation strengths literature.

 

I now offer FREE access to ideas that will help you identify and work with your own strengths. Whether it is our own personal development, or that of others around us, it shouldn’t be a secret as to how we can become more of who we really are.

 

 

Best wishes,

Steve Morgan

Practice Based Evidence & The Strengths Revolution. 

Sunday
Sep212014

Creative Best Practice (a four-part trilogy!?)

Working as a case manager I am fully aware of the importance of skillful care coordination for the most successful clinical and social outcomes for people needing health and social care services. This is also why I published 'The Art of Coordinating Care' in 2009, to promote a values-based approach to the creative thinking required in this role.

Contact with different types of teams reinforces my appreciation of the need to carefully consider how we assess, manage and take risks for positive outcomes... in our own lives as well as our work with others. This is also why I published 'Risk Decision-Making' in 2013 as guidance for promoting best practice in making carefully reasoned and defensible risk decisions.

Working with people in teams, in organisations, and with those in need of services has reinforced my long-standing belief in the importance of developing strengths rather than overly focusing on fixing weaknesses. This is also why I published 'Working with Strengths' in 2014 to draw together the evidence, influences and guidance for keeping us focused on excellence rather than driving mediocrity. 

The weekly podcast show 'The Strengths Revolution' commenced in April 2014 to reinforce all of the above messages about genuine strengths-based person-centred ways of working and being. Creative coaching and practice development is also available through the Practice Based Evidence consultancy.