Category: empathy

10 reasons why you should _NOT_ start Bullet Journaling (III)

Do you still keep your structured daily journal? Or even worse: are you still keen on starting one? Obviously you didn’t read parts one and two of this series. Wait, you DID?? And you’re still convinced that you should start with Bullet Journaling pretty soon? Then here are two more arguments that should finally stop […]

Agile Living – Eine Kurzgeschichte [DE]

[Update 01/2020: nun gibt es auch ein Glossar zum Buch (klick) – für alle neugierigen und gerne dazu lernenden Menschen. Sehr empfehlenswert!] Wir befinden uns im Jahr 2011. Constanze, Anfang 30 und Informatikerin, steht bereits seit einigen Jahren im Beruf. Als Softwareentwicklerin hat sie schon mehrere agile Projekte von innen gesehen: Gelungene Implementierungen mit großartigen […]

Critical Mass

On agile values coming to life – yes, life, for real! Imagine someone having a clear vision – a vision no smaller than saving the planet. Then they call for action to gather with bicycles on a cold, it-could-rain-again-anytime day. And people follow that call! I witnessed exactly this last week while attending a Critical […]

The Chocolate Bar

Did you ever buy yourself a chocolate bar and eat it? And did you smell the delicious chocolate before the first bit?Did you taste those many delicious nuances of cocoa on your tongue?Did you perceive how each piece of it is melting in your mouth?Did you maybe notice traces of cocoa butter visible onto the […]

The streak – a story on habits, on bragging and on limiting beliefs

Recently I noticed a difference in something that is already a routine for me. At first, I didn’t spend much attention or even appreciation to that. Why? Yeah, because it appeared like a “small unimportant thing” for me. (sidenote: I learned that this kind of deprecational, judgemental thinking can contribute to serious health problems… but […]

Courage is fear walking

So, I’ve been quite brave this morning. Some would say “nah, that was just a trivial, little thing” or “don’t brag with that”. This blog post is not about bragging. And it is also not about measuring or comparing my action. It is about gratitude. It is about inspiration. It is about life. Let’s start […]

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 […]

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 […]

Depression? (Are you kiddin’) Me?!

On finally taking myself seriously A bit of history It has been more than 10 years since I had the first real-life contact with depression. Back then it was not about me – of course not! At that time one of my best friends attempted s*icide for the first time. Theoretically I knew about depression […]

Sustainable Pace & Vulnerability – for real!

How getting towed triggered personal insights… Today my car got towed. Unexpectedly (honestly!). After a long workshop day. And I found myself pushed to the limit. Within seconds. Somewhere torn between anger, sadness and several other emotions. Almost crying. Seriously?? For being towed??? After I pulled myself together, I phoned around, found my car, got […]