Category: learnings

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 […]

Why juggling improves my health

💡🧠 It took me ages to retry juggling. Meanwhile I enjoy the practise which is perfect also for breaks in remote-work times. Juggling is a perfect mindfulness practise for short off-screen breaks – it can strengthen your mental health & resiliency. Juggling & Mindfulness?! Did you know that juggling also an informal way to practise […]

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 […]

Back to the sources: Retrospective Basics Part Two – Variety

In Part One we looked at the my very basics for helpful, effective retrospectives. Today we put variety [0] in the spotlight. Listening to Gitte on the TIRF podcast reminded me of things I struggled with in my earlier Scrum Master’s and Agile Coach’s days. Things that I wish I would’ve known way earlier in […]

Back to the sources: Retrospective Basics – Part One – Groundwork

Inspired by a mentoring I did with a friend and by the “This is retrospective facilitaton podcast” episode with Gitte Klitgaard I decided to write this multi-part article on (some) basics for retrospectives: Part One will be this intro and I’ll share the my very basics or the groundwork so to say. Part Two elaborates […]

Learnings from my first virtual co-working experiment

It all started with a tweet from Deborah Preuss and a chat with a close friend about what the current full-time at-home remote working does to each of us. Deb’s tweet was about how to do virtual co-working and it sounded inspiring to me. So my friend and me agreed on a date with not-so-many […]

Start with Why. Thoughts about Vision, Mission and Strategy…

Here it is: my first short #StayTheFHome article. Yesterday I needed a break from work behind the screen – so I went decluttering some old folders, stuff I wanted to do for a long time. Today I needed a break from remote work again – so I decided to write this article. Dance with what […]

OOP 2020 – DevOps culture simulation & Starting #TrainerHacks

At #OOPmuc this year – beside sketchnotes and other stuff – I had the pleasure to step Into the Unknow by attending a half-day workshop with Dana Pylayeva. I was so curious to finally learn about her DevOps culture simulation with Lego and chocolate. As you can see from the tweet below, the workshop itself […]

OOP 2020 – Into the Unknown – My Sketchnotes

What sums up already many learnings and inspiration I got at OOP ‘software meets business’ conference 2020 are my sketchnotes. As they already got requested in high-res and downloadable, this is my first addition to my OOP 2020 – Minimum Viable Blogpost. Enjoy! Btw: High-res downloads are here. 🙂

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 […]