Category: inspirations

What handicraft has to do with mindfulness

Recently I had the chance and the pleasure to again present my ‘Multiple Selves?!’ talk on growing your leadership abilities twice: at The Architechture Gathering in Munich and at Agile Tour London. There I also talked about mindfulness as well as mindful practises. Be it in talks or workshops, I always try to make it […]

Stop starting, start finishing – for real!

Catching up and warming up after the break… Yesterday it has been exactly three months since I wrote my last blogpost here on ‘Harvest, rest and celebrate… and possibly take some writing pause’. I wanted to be serious with ‘(stop starting,) start finishing’ – I really took the writing pause – and I’ve been successfull […]

Harvest, rest and celebrate…

… and possibly take some writing pause The last weeks were just crazily filled with learning, travelling, conferences, more people work, studying… and living. The little space inbetween I tried to use for resting – even if that meant breaking my rhythm to blog at least once a month. Harvest! As I really want to […]

Day Parenting

One game to CTRL the Shift… This year in February I attended Play4Agile again. Some time after this unconference I stumbled upon the book ‘CTRL Shift’ by Mike Bonifer and Jessie Shternshus. Udo Wiegärtner and Adrian Suciu held one session at #p4a18 about unlearning and about this book. Of course, I immediately ordered it and […]

Explorative running

On all the stuff running can do for you(r life) Since a couple of weeks I am doing endurance running again. And I am doing it in quite a disciplined way. This endurance thingy helps with the black dog – who on the one hand wants me to believe by all means that he doesn’t […]

Feedback? It’s a present!

A random, deep going experience on receiving feedback I received feedback today. Written feedback (written, for good reasons). Want to guess what happened? . . . . . . . . . . I found myself instantly looking for “the good” and “the bad” things. I was literally looking for judgement. I found myself kind […]

Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance.

What recent travel taught me about the non-judging awareness aspect of mindfulness. In Germany we say “between the years” if we want to refer to the time between Christmas and New Years Eve. In this time I travelled for 5 days to Leipzig in Eastern Germany to attend the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3 in […]

Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups – and even in a business context! Recently – while running – I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa. Crazy, right? I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you’re crazy – wish lists are for children! […]

Dogfooding with powerful questions

An experiment of using powerful questions for self-coaching Over the last months I stumbled across powerful questions for agile teams multiple times. Powerful questions help with emerging change, they are open for the client’s mental models and they literally invite to introspection and new perspectives. There is a great overview and a resource list compiled […]

Regular personal retrospectives?

Experimenting with celebrating success and personal goal setting It is been around 6 weeks ago. To be honest, I felt emotionally cringed and generally not in a too good shape back then. Close friends told me, that from an outer perspective this was totally understandable… . A lot was happening all at once – the […]