Compassion For Managers

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Des Volkes Scrum, People's Scrum | One Comment
Compassion For Managers

TrustTemenos Certified Agile Leadership Training: September 05/06 in London! Christine Neidhardt and I co-created a leadership training based on our leadership academy. It calls for compassionate leaders. If the story resonates with you, share it and join us! This is a post in a series, with essays from the People’s Scrum book, German edition: Des Volkes Scrum. Compassion […]

Paul Klipp on Listening Part III

Paul Klipp on Listening Part III

  Paul Klipp talked about listening at ALE2014 in Kraków. He identified three key components: Let the other think, which I covered in Part I, Understand emotional expressions, which I covered in Part II, and Train your mind to listen and understand, even when things get rough. That’s covered in this post. Imagine you’re sitting in your quiet office, diligently […]

Tools vs Presence

Tools vs Presence

At ALE2014 in Kraków, we started interesting conversations around effectiveness of specific tools vs the effectiveness of our presence. It inspired me to write the draft post about Magic, Mystery or Science. Presence, in this context, means being in the moment. Practitioners of mindfulness refer to this as being mode, in contrast to doing mode […]

Paul Klipp: Components of Listening Part II

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Coaching, Conference | 3 Comments
Paul Klipp: Components of Listening Part II

Paul Klipp talked about listening at ALE2014 in Kraków. He identified three key components: Let the other think, which I covered in Part I, Understand emotional expressions, which is covered here, and Train your mind to listen and understand, even when things get rough. Non-Violent Communication Marshal Rosenberg has developed non-violent communication to an art form. He says that […]

Paul Klipp: Components of Listening Part I

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Coaching, Community, Conference | 5 Comments

Paul Klipp talked about listening at ALE2014 in Kraków. I find his practical approach to listening very compelling. I’m summarising the three methods he’s combined. The basic ideas are very simple: Let the other think, Understand emotional expressions, (see the next post) Train your mind to listen and understand, even when things get rough (last post). Let Them Think Paul […]

The Most Important Things in Life

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Awesome, Culture | One Comment
The Most Important Things in Life

I work with organisations who go beyond the boundaries of what’s considered possible in companies to help them become even better. Let me know if you work in such a place. Two years ago, I started working with one of the most awesome and unique companies I know: Krankikom in Duisburg, Germany. Krankikom creates “creative digital […]

Scrum in Stories: Severus Snape

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in scrum in stories | No Comments

In February, I wrote the first example post about Sam Gamgee for Hero Feedback applied to a Scrum Role. I asked for ideas on Twitter whom else to write about and Allan Kelly proposed Severus Snape, Professor for Potions (and later Defense against the Dark Arts) at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter […]

Inspiring Blog: Jabe Bloom

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blogs I Love, Community | No Comments
Inspiring Blog: Jabe Bloom

I first met Jabe Bloom at the SFAgile2012 conference in San Francisco. We’d been in touch on Twitter before, and I’d always been impressed with the depth and breadth of his thinking. I’m quite bright myself, and few people actually blow my mind when I talk to them. Listening to Jabe always makes me wish […]

Safety, Trust, and Oppression

(draft. more edits will follow.) Human beings have an innate need for safety. Our safety depends and relies on trust. Happiness is based on how safe we are, and how much we feel we are able to make free choices. Agreeing on a level of safety with others so that we all feel safe requires a […]

Mystery, Magic, or Science?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Agile with a Purpose, Conference | One Comment

I’m at ALE14 unconference in Krakow, enjoying lots of inspiring and engaging conversations. I have a special connection to this event and its people, as I organised the first ALE conference three years ago in Berlin. this is a draft post… written in a hallway while Pablo is waiting for me to come join him […]