OOP2014 – Soft Skills are the New Hard Skills

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Conference, Temenos | 3 Comments

[amazon asin=”B00CO8CRDY” template=”simpleimage”] Reading Tobias Mayer’s “The People’s Scrum” I stumbled upon an article he’s written in 2009: Heartfelt Emotionalism is the New Hardcore (available now as excerpt from the book). I fully agree with what he says about “touchy-feely” being a label that’s used when we don’t have the courage to open up at work. The […]

Go Make That Stuff.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Common | No Comments

From Austin Kleon‘s great book Steal Like An Artist: Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use —do the work you want to see done. [amazon asin=”B0074QGGK6″ template=”simpleimage”] […]

Speed Temenos

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Conference, Temenos | No Comments

Update: Martin Gondermann blogged about a Speed Temenos I hosted at Softwerkskammer Frankfurt. Last week I had the pleasure to run a 90 minute speed version of the Temenos lab at the XP2013 conference in Vienna. After attending Temenos academy in May and learning about different options to design the workshop, I wanted to try […]

Temenos Academy: Interview

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Coaching, Temenos, Transformation | No Comments

I had the pleasure to participate in the first Temenos Academy in May. It was a 10 day intense immersion into the lab, its design and facilitation. We got and gave a lot of valuable feedback and learned together. I’m proud to have been part of it and especially glad that Christine Neidhardt joined me. […]

May 8: Pride, Fear and Trust

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Coaching, Diary, Magnificence | 4 Comments

I read a lot of Terry Pratchett. I learned a lot about people, and coaching, from Discworld’s Witches. (I submitted a lightning talk on that to Agile2013, you may vote for it here) Recently I stumbled upon this: The Weapons of a Witch [amazon asin=”0552555592″ template=”simpleimage”] And what are my weapons? she thought. And the answer […]

Temenos: Containers for Growing Relationships

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Coaching, Temenos, Transformation | No Comments

(Joint post with Michael Sahota) “If we’re serious about exploring the world around us, we have to explore the world within us.” Ken Robinson The Temenos container provides a powerful mental model for understanding and improving relationships with others. Often we do not consider the larger context of the situations we are in. When we […]

April 23

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Diary | One Comment

Gratitude I feel glad for my family who supports me and loves me. I feel glad and supported by Mike who helps me by challenging me. I feel glad for the serendipitous options I’m discovering every day. I feel afraid about the challenges that lie ahead and whether I will get through them. I feel […]

April 22: Live Learn Love

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Diary | No Comments

Live I want to check in: I feel glad for all the conversations I have about options and challenges… I feel glad for my friends and family who support me and believe in me. I feel glad that two options to host a Temenos lab are becoming more specific (Nuremberg, July and Nashville, August, details […]

April 18

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Diary | 2 Comments

Looking at the date, I notice it’s my grandpa’s birthday today. He’d be 102 today. “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” Max Ehrmann, Desiderata My dear friend and challenger Mike Sutton started a diary too. Awesome how easily connections can be amplified. Check-In […]

Influence Maps for Authentic Connections

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Coaching, Temenos, Transformation | No Comments

(joint post with Michael Sahota) In the course of our lives, we all encounter events that shape us, allow us to change and grow, that have made us who we are. We don’t tend to acknowledge or appreciate these events, and we rarely share them. Understanding our own path, reflecting how we became who we […]