AgileCoachCamp Norway 2015

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Agile & Lean, Coaching, Conference, Mentoring | 2 Comments
AgileCoachCamp Norway 2015

I’m enjoying the fifth AgileCoachCamp Norway (#accn) in the wonderful Thon Hotel Vettre. As always, we have snow. Full of inspirations, connections, ideas… I think there are few better ways to start the year than this. That’s why Sergey Dmitriev and I founded this in 2011. The next one will be happening from Januar 8-10, 2016. Save the date! Coaching Dojo […]

Agile: a Courageous Choice (pecha kucha)

Agile: a Courageous Choice (pecha kucha)

My submission to ScrumGathering Phoenix SGPHX next year. Today is the last day to submit sessions for #SGPHX!! Submit your session today and share your #scrum knowledge! http://t.co/QCqupQtN6c — Scrum Alliance (@ScrumAlliance) November 30, 2014 Agile—A Courageous Choice Agile is a courageous choice. To leave the comfort zone of the known and explore the boundaries […]

Agile—A Courageous Choice

Agile—A Courageous Choice

“Olaf took the audience on a journey and the slides were about the least of it. He started by breaking their expectations, moved them through an activity that was engaging, opening, and enlightening. He gave them permission to get deeper into their own being than they usually do and he encouraged them to go deeper […]

Descale Your Organisation!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Agile with a Purpose, Conference, Video | No Comments
Descale Your Organisation!

I repeated my Agile2014 talk on Descale Your Organisation at ALE2014 as a surprise talk. This time, it was professionally recorded: These are the core ideas: Virtuous Cycle to Descale Your Organisation Increase trust. Trusted people can be invited to make new choices. These choices may lead to unneeded structures (rules, processes, hierarchies…) that you can […]

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 […]

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 […]