Solution-focused change is often rightfully described as a positive approach to change. This doesn't mean, however, that talking about problems is a taboo. On the contrary, paying attention to problems is not only inevitable it can also be a very useful starting point for improvement. But the following point is important. You can deal with problems in a variety of ways but these ways are not all equally effective. How precisely you pay attention to problems matters a great deal. This article, The Problem with Problem Analysis, compares problem analysis, problem denial and problem acknowledgement and recommends the latter.