Category: learnings

Dipping my toes into Appreciative Inquiry

Recently I read about a combined approach of Agile and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) called Appreciative Agile on http://appreciativeagile.com. The much I am familiar with Agile the less I am with AI. The fact that it’s grounded in academia – and especially in Positive Psychology – (and my curiosity) made me quickly research to learn a […]

How to make the (journaling) habit stick…

A week ago I started sharing my journaling journey with you. As of today I am journaling since 74 days, doing it daily on 72 of those and having made two days of pause. That data is from my habit tracking app which I also used to track the progress of my new journaling habit. […]

On using a daily journal

In summer this year Armin Schubert and me gave a couple of talks on a topic we are both truly passionate about: Gratitude. Basically we talked about how you can leverage insights from Positive Psychology in your day-to-day (work)life – and we shared a bunch of methods for individuals and team to foster flourishing and resilience. […]

New technical platform for this blog

As I aimed in my post on Stop starting, start finishing in September, I finally changed the technical platform for my blog. Hooray! I’ve been quite hesitant to use a full-blown Content Management System over the lightweight solution I had before. “Why is that?” I asked myself and I mainly found reasons which I only heard of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meeting old men

Two observations that old beliefs slowly got obsolete Today I was running in the woods. I stopped by at my favorite spot which is a small lake. Usually it is calm and quite there – and I am the only person. Today there was an old man with his two dogs. The dogs were enjoying […]