Creating a Space of Trust

Creating a Space of Trust

Workshop description of my APIL16 session titled Creating a Space of Trust. Made up in the spur of the moment, captured for fair use. Announced like this: Trust is a subjective quality of a situation. It’s messy, situational and contextual. How can we make sense of it? How can we improve it? And: what impact would […]


In the past we’ve built businesses and organisations to last. We were afraid. We needed predictability to feel safe. Now we have the confidence to grow businesses that offer less safety yet more creativity, serendipity and fun. We foster the surprisability of organisations: Our ability to grow from surprises, to rise strong from falling. This […]

How to use 1-10 Scales to Raise Awareness

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Consciousness, Transformation | No Comments

if you want to learn more stuff like this… TrustTemenos Leadership Academy: starting October 29 in Munich! The Exercise Ask people at the beginning of a meeting (surprise them if possible), to rate their current level of trust on a scale of 1-10. Ask them to not think and follow their gut, to write the […]

Projektna Praksa

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Conference, Transformation | No Comments

This week I was in Slovenia to host a business breakfast, give a keynote and facilitate a workshop at a conference near Ljubljana. Thank you Aleš Stempihar for the invitation! On this page I’m collecting material I used or mentioned. If anything is missing, please ask in the comments! I’m also very happy if you leave your feedback 🙂 […]

VAST – Virtuous Cycle for Connection

It’s all about how we show up. If we show up in a way that invites people to connect, to trust, to feel safer than usual, they probably will. And astonishing results will follow. Michael and I have a vast experience of limiting our results because we didn’t dare to show up, speak up, stand […]

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 […]

Pain, Desire and Safety

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Safety, Transformation | 5 Comments

In a conversation last night with Pascal Pinck I talked about the mentoring offer I’m working on. I mentioned the pattern of serendipitous conversations where change actually happens. His summary blew me away: “Oh, you mean, change happens when pain, desire and safety meet?” Yes. That is true. Change may happen when Pain and Desire meet Safety. […]

Organisational Debt Cycle

Many consider the modern workplace inhumane and uninhabitable. People are not fully engaged. It is killing our bottom lines. It is putting our organisations at risk. With our prevailing management system we have created a vast organisational debt that inhibits growth and performance. We define organisational debt as the baggage that prevents people from delivering astonishing results. The diagram […]

Mentoring. Why?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Consciousness, Mentoring, Transformation | One Comment
Mentoring. Why?

Over the last months a new kind of service has been evolving in my business: Mentoring. Shortly before Christmas I started to deliberately grow it. I’ve got great feedback from early clients. I’ve shared ideas earlier and talked to colleagues at ACCN. In this post I want to explain why I like it and want to grow it […]

Value is in the Connections

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Consciousness, Transformation | One Comment
Value is in the Connections

I’ve been thinking about value creation in human systems, as the world is becoming more and more complex. I believe that in today’s economy, it’s increasingly rare and unlikely that value is created in a single mind. The value is created in the connections. So, how do we connect? How can we become more intentional about value […]