Surprisability …continued

This topic is becoming more interesting as it develops, and I’m discovering it’s a lot more practical and actionable than I initially thought 🙂 Gil Zilberfeld invited me to close Agile Practitioners Israel 2016 with a keynote and I suggested Surprisability as a topic. This encouraged me to think more deeply: “In the past we’ve […]

How To Be Lazy by Chris Matts

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Conference, RealOptions | 2 Comments
How To Be Lazy by Chris Matts

“Laziness is an aspiration that few achieve.” – Chris Matts At ALE15 in Sofia, Chris Matts explained his simple model/strategy To Be Lazy. Axes: positive or negative value, fun/not fun to do. Don’t do what doesn’t yield value. Tom Sawyer Land: Delegate what you don’t like to do yourself. Create options for that with coffee […]

Management AND Leadership

Management AND Leadership

Definition based on Risks Fresh from @PapaChrisMatts brain:Management: responsible for today's risks Leadership: discover tomorrow's risksBoth not positions. Ty:-) — Olaf Lewitz (@OlafLewitz) September 29, 2014 Definition based on Comfort Zone and Options Management and Leadership are both activities, don’t need to be positions. Everyone manages, and everyone may feel invited to lead. Management of Our Comfort […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Ever Comes… Free Culture Training next week in Berlin

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Management, RealOptions, Transformation | 9 Comments

I’m creating a new business and I knew that would include some learning opportunities… One of the products I created is the Culture & Climate Check. It’s an awareness workshop for organisations who feel they got disconnected from their culture… And want to get it back! Steve Holyer and I created a public training from […]

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: […]

20 or 12 Discoveries

2012 was a year of awesome growth and learning for me, some deliberate, some serendipitous. It turned out to be, again, the most intensive and insightful year of my life. I guess that’s a side effect of personal growth and living intensively: more vulnerability, increased presence, more community, more awareness, more (apparent) real options. To […]