Category: inspirations

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 […]

Can we make change a habit?

Change "by heart" – in business and life. Originally I wanted to write a blog post on building habits in general because this is what influenced and touched me the most during the last weeks. And it is something I definitely want to share with you out there. Then I just fired up the blogging […]

Bumble Bee Boxing

On creativity and reframing – or: decent structuring of chaos time with timeboxes Some days ago I had a very valuable discussion with one of my colleagues who is very passionate about using timeboxing appropriately and wisely. He also said that timeboxes can be used to be sure to "not forget about time". You have […]

Start with what you have

Two short stories about passion, focus, eating my own dogfood & having valuable connections The last couple of days I stumbled over starting (or dealing) with what I have in its best sense and in multiple variations. Today I share two of these little stories: Passion for work The first story on starting with what […]