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
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
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
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
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. Hey, #agile2014! Our designers are waiting for best conference […]
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 […]
People Like Us
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.