You are Still a Part of Us.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Community, Conference | 3 Comments
You are Still a Part of Us.

Today, we learned that a slight majority of the British voters voted to leave the EU. Now emotions are “cooking high” as we say in German, we observe expressions of sadness and frustration, anger and anxiety, joy and celebration… With all of this context – our memories and feelings and hopes and assumptions and … […]

Heart and Soul of ALE

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Community, Conference | No Comments
Heart and Soul of ALE

ALE16 will happen in Paris. Last three days of August. Sponsor, and join us! Five years of Agile Lean Europe. What a journey, and roller-coaster ride! In 2011, I’ve been heart and center of the creation of our first ALE unconference, ALE2011 in Berlin. We met and engaged to “share because we care”. It was […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Most Targeted Visual Marketing Process Ever

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Awesome, Community, Conference, Magnificence | No Comments

I’m just back home from Orlando, Florida, after an intensive and inspiring week at the Agile2014 conference. Among many kind encounters during the conference experience one stood out as especially generous and amazing: The personalised Tweet T-Shirts printed by TargetProcess. Targeted Visual Marketing at its best. Lovely. https://twitter.com/targetprocess/status/494824726465093632 https://twitter.com/targetprocess/status/494824990345551872 Targeted Visual Marketing This is what Michael […]

How Play4Agile Changed My Life

How Play4Agile Changed My Life

Play4Agile has been the most transformative gathering I’ve attended. It’s been substantial in my personal growth, and the connections I’ve made in the agile community. This is my P4A story… How It Started Long after online interactions with the XP crowd in 98-01, my first real-life contact with the agile community was ScrumGathering 09 in […]

Trust Experiment — Options

Trust Experiment — Options

Since I started the Trust Experiment, many have asked me, “What can you do?” or “What do you want to do?” And the honest answer to this question is, at least partially: I do not know. Second Order Ignorance I know some of the things I can do, as I’ve done them before. Develop software, […]

Trust Experiment, Day 1

Trust Experiment, Day 1

Wow. About 15h after my first tweet of the Trust Experiment post, you’ve blown my mind. Before, my blog had had 245 views on its most busy day. That was in September 2011, when we organised the ALE2011 conference… Some Data Today, my blog had more than 500 views, 432 of which were of the […]

Trust Experiment

Trust Experiment

I decided to become independent, I’ll be available for work from June. I am starting this with an experiment, employing the connections I made in recent years to create options for work and collaboration. I do this because I trust you, and trust myself. I specifically trust you to give me opportunities for work. Updates: […]

People Like Us

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Community, Magnificence | 11 Comments

Some people—few people—have a sensibility of others that is more than gradually higher than the average. We sense other people’s feelings and group relations faster than others, often before those people sense and realise for themselves. And our sense is not only faster, it’s deeper, more accurate as well.