What kind of journaling method should I choose? And why?

A consultant would say “it depends”. 😉 When it comes to choosing your first journal – no matter if it is “only” for private stuff, for business or your whole life – it really depends. It depends i.e. on your (pre)experience with written self-reflection practises, on the level of discipline you can/want to spend, on […]

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The Podcast Nugget Collection – Online

On my Bullet Journaling journey I started a “podcast nuggets” custom collection during my 2nd Bullet Journal (BuJo) book. Now I am half-way through the 3rd BuJo book and – already for a while – I am thinking about making a blogpost for those podcast nuggets.  So here it is! I have three goals in […]

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Mindfulness in Action

What mindfulness is all about It is the year 2021. Ten years ago my partner-in-crimeLIFE Andreas introduced me to mindfulness. More precisely he shared what he learned about Wu Wei with me. Wu Wei briefly is about “not-acting… and yet nothing remains undone”. (*) It took me several MBSR courses, struggling with formal practise, getting […]

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Uncovering teams’ blind spots

This week I was joining “that informal morning coffee conversation” of a team I’m coaching – and we made some team coaching magic happen. It felt like a true remote-work achivement that made the Agile Coach in me very joyful. Some context first The team and I are working together since a couple of weeks; […]

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Why juggling improves my health

💡🧠 It took me ages to retry juggling. Now I enjoy the practise which is perfect also for breaks in remotework times. Juggling & Mindfulness?! Did you know that juggling also an informal way to practise mindfulness? ☯️ Your mind is in the very here & now. This activates other brain parts than usual office […]

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How to tame that (inner) moaner

💥 Honestly, how often do most of us complain in business? Be it aloud or silently. Both blocks our full capacity to lead or be creative. Life provides us with plenty of occasion to practise #mindfulness, self-efficacy and with that training our brain’s leadership capacities. 🧠 Not convinced yet? Here’s a personal example: I used […]

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3 things I learned at Agile Scale Camp 2020 Online

Nr. 1: On perfectionism Agile Scale Camp Online had an awesome and intense morning impulse session with Dave Snowden. I knew Dave’s session are always so rich for me, so making notes was set. I also tried to sketchnote, of course. Yet I found it hard to follow each and every detail – the session […]

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moss and brown autumn leaves being a metaphor for resilience and that there is always more than just one perspective

Mindful Check-in Inspiration

At #AgileScaleCamp on last Friday I offered a session on your personal (little) gems when it comes to remote working. Several people pointed out the importance of a check-in (of course on invitation, not the “forced” ones) in meetings – especially if you (still) have them back-to-back. We were also discussing mindfulness practises for that, […]

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Letting your practise change

It’s been more than a year ago when I used my first 6-Minutes diary (read about my experience back then here). Then I discovered BulletJournaling and practised this guided free-style journaling technique for almost a year. For the darker, colder time 🍁🌨️🍂 of this unique pandemic year I recently decided to switch to a bit […]

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Journaling practise struggles

Recently I’ve been struggling with my journaling routine, especially with the gratitude practise (which itself is a big contributor for a decent mental health). After noticing that, I leveraged two resources I already have: Having peers An established habit Both helped me to get through this practise struggles. Peers & community Firstly, this struggle showed […]

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Back to the sources: Retrospective Basics – Part Three – Stances

In Part One we looked at the my very basics for helpful, effective retrospectives and Part Two was dedicated to variety. In this last part helpful stances are in the spotlight – and as promised, I’ll also share the my secret fuel for Inspect & Adapt. As a retrospective facilitator YOUR inner stance matters. A lot! For someone who is […]

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