OOP Descale Your Organisation!

Slides of my talk: Descale your organisation oop from Olaf Lewitz Interview on infoQ.

Pair Programming Economics

I’m at OOP this week and had the pleasure yesterday to meet James Grenning for the first time. We had an inspiring conversation last night exchanging tips and strategies on how we inspire developers to try XP practices like TDD and pair programming. I really like his approach for TDD. James asks devs at the […]

Clean Learning at your Best

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Clean Language, Coaching | 3 Comments

I ran a product owner training this week and experimented with Clean Language for the first time in a group setting. I started the two days with a simple version of the Clean Setup by Caitlin Walker: Clean Setup “When this workshop goes just as you would like, it will be like what?” I started […]

VAST – Virtuous Cycle for Connection

It’s all about how we show up. If we show up in a way that invites people to connect, to trust, to feel safer than usual, they probably will. And astonishing results will follow. Michael and I have a vast experience of limiting our results because we didn’t dare to show up, speak up, stand […]

Management AND Leadership

Management AND Leadership

Definition based on Risks Fresh from @PapaChrisMatts brain:Management: responsible for today's risks Leadership: discover tomorrow's risksBoth not positions. Ty:-) — Olaf Lewitz (@OlafLewitz) September 29, 2014 Definition based on Comfort Zone and Options Management and Leadership are both activities, don’t need to be positions. Everyone manages, and everyone may feel invited to lead. Management of Our Comfort […]

Pain, Desire and Safety

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Safety, Transformation | 5 Comments

In a conversation last night with Pascal Pinck I talked about the mentoring offer I’m working on. I mentioned the pattern of serendipitous conversations where change actually happens. His summary blew me away: “Oh, you mean, change happens when pain, desire and safety meet?” Yes. That is true. Change may happen when Pain and Desire meet Safety. […]

Organisational Debt Cycle

Many consider the modern workplace inhumane and uninhabitable. People are not fully engaged. It is killing our bottom lines. It is putting our organisations at risk. With our prevailing management system we have created a vast organisational debt that inhibits growth and performance. We define organisational debt as the baggage that prevents people from delivering astonishing results. The diagram […]

Mentoring. Why?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Consciousness, Mentoring, Transformation | One Comment
Mentoring. Why?

Over the last months a new kind of service has been evolving in my business: Mentoring. Shortly before Christmas I started to deliberately grow it. I’ve got great feedback from early clients. I’ve shared ideas earlier and talked to colleagues at ACCN. In this post I want to explain why I like it and want to grow it […]

AgileCoachCamp Norway 2015

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Agile & Lean, Coaching, Conference, Mentoring | 2 Comments
AgileCoachCamp Norway 2015

I’m enjoying the fifth AgileCoachCamp Norway (#accn) in the wonderful Thon Hotel Vettre. As always, we have snow. Full of inspirations, connections, ideas… I think there are few better ways to start the year than this. That’s why Sergey Dmitriev and I founded this in 2011. The next one will be happening from Januar 8-10, 2016. Save the date! Coaching Dojo […]

Value is in the Connections

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Consciousness, Transformation | One Comment
Value is in the Connections

I’ve been thinking about value creation in human systems, as the world is becoming more and more complex. I believe that in today’s economy, it’s increasingly rare and unlikely that value is created in a single mind. The value is created in the connections. So, how do we connect? How can we become more intentional about value […]