How to use 1-10 Scales to Raise Awareness

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Consciousness, Transformation | No Comments

if you want to learn more stuff like this… TrustTemenos Leadership Academy: starting October 29 in Munich! The Exercise Ask people at the beginning of a meeting (surprise them if possible), to rate their current level of trust on a scale of 1-10. Ask them to not think and follow their gut, to write the […]

How To Be Lazy by Chris Matts

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Conference, RealOptions | 2 Comments
How To Be Lazy by Chris Matts

“Laziness is an aspiration that few achieve.” – Chris Matts At ALE15 in Sofia, Chris Matts explained his simple model/strategy To Be Lazy. Axes: positive or negative value, fun/not fun to do. Don’t do what doesn’t yield value. Tom Sawyer Land: Delegate what you don’t like to do yourself. Create options for that with coffee […]

Make Sense of Trust

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Consciousness, Safety | One Comment

Trust is a subjective quality of a situation. It is closely related to our feeling of safety in that moment. And it’s influenced by many other factors, some of which are inside, some outside of us. Some we can control, some we can’t. Some are measurable, some less so… How can we make sense of […]

Projektna Praksa

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Conference, Transformation | No Comments

This week I was in Slovenia to host a business breakfast, give a keynote and facilitate a workshop at a conference near Ljubljana. Thank you Aleš Stempihar for the invitation! On this page I’m collecting material I used or mentioned. If anything is missing, please ask in the comments! I’m also very happy if you leave your feedback 🙂 […]

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. […]