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: […]

Make Good Art

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Linchpin, Magnificence | 2 Comments
Make Good Art

This week, I found a post with an amazing commencement speech my favourite writer Neil Gaiman gave last week to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. It contains some gems that I wanted to keep… As they contain advice that’s as valuable to me, as someone who works for and with a purpose, and you, […]

What is Agile Coaching?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Agile & Lean, Coaching, Conference, Linchpin | 12 Comments
What is Agile Coaching?

AgileCoachCamp Norway Professional Coaching The AgileCoachCamp Norway 2012, which I’m currently attending, was opened by an inspiring session with an ICF coaching trainer, Jan Georg Kristiansen from Erickson Coaching Nordic AS in Norway. He gave us a definition of ICF coaching as a 100% client-focused conversation, and we decided to have an Open Space session to take his definition as a starting point […]

Thank You, agile42!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Awesome, Coaching, Linchpin, StrategicPlay | No Comments
Thank You, agile42!

10 months since I joined, and now the end of the year… Time for reflection, and a big Thank You. I’ve become part of a great team of coaches. There’s a saying about Jazz: “Always be the worst guy in every band you’re in.” My amazing friend Mike Sutton gave me the advice to apply […]

Compassion—the Power of Vulnerability

I’ve learned a lot about myself in the conversations at AgileCoachCamp US. I talked with Michael Sahota, Dave Sharrock, Siraj Sirajuddin, Pascal Pinck and others about various topics, a prominent being the influence maps that Siraj had multiple sessions on during the camp. Today, Gerry Kirk posted a TED talk by Brene Brown that gave me […]

ALE2011—The Story of Organising with a Purpose

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference, Linchpin | One Comment

I already wrote about the organisational model, thanked all the contributors… Oana, Franck, Marcin and I were the ALE2011 program sofa fellows and gathered our thoughts about the story in a prezi.  Now you can see our talk about The Story of Organising ALE2011 It all starts on Skype… (the same post is now available […]

ALE2011—The Story of Organising with a Purpose

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference, Linchpin | No Comments

I already wrote about the organisational model, thanked all the contributors… Oana, Franck, Marcin and I were the ALE2011 program sofa fellows and gathered our thoughts about the story in a prezi.  Now you can see our talk about The Story of Organising ALE2011 It all starts on Skype… (the same post is now available […]

Anarchy with a Purpose—a Model for Emergent Awesomeness

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Community, Conference, Linchpin, RealOptions | 5 Comments
Anarchy with a Purpose—a Model for Emergent Awesomeness

An amazing crowd of volunteers organised the first gathering of the Agile Lean Europe network, ALE2011. It happened last week, and being part of the organisation team has not only been an honour and a pleasure, but also the most successful project I was ever involved with. Why? Because the organisation was emergent, the leadership and responsibility […]