Category: share & care

Uncovering teams’ blind spots

This week I was joining “that informal morning coffee conversation” of a team I’m coaching – and we made some team coaching magic happen. The team made progress, “just” with basic professional skills like listening and visualization. It felt like a true remote-work achivement that made the Agile Coach in me very joyful. Some context […]

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 […]

3 things I learned at Agile Scale Camp 2020 Online

Nr. 1: On perfectionism Agile Scale Camp Online had an awesome and intense morning impulse session with Dave Snowden. I knew Dave’s session are always so rich for me, so making notes was set. I also tried to sketchnote, of course. Yet I found it hard to follow each and every detail – the session […]

Three breaths at work

At #AgileScaleCamp on last Friday I offered a session on your personal (little) gems when it comes to remote working. One of those gems was doing Three Breaths at work! The importance of check-ins Several people at #AgileScaleCamp pointed out the importance of a check-in in meetings. Of course I mean a check-in on invitation […]

Journaling practise struggles

Recently I’ve been struggling with my journaling routine, especially with the gratitude practise (which itself is a big contributor for a decent mental health). After noticing that, I leveraged two resources I already have: Having peers An established habit Both helped me to get through this practise struggles. Peers & community Firstly, this struggle showed […]

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 […]

What kind of journaling method should I choose? And why?

A consultant would say “it depends”. 😉 When it comes to choosing your first journal – no matter if it is “only” for private stuff, for business or your whole life – it really depends. It depends i.e. on your (pre)experience with written self-reflection practises, on the level of discipline you can/want to spend, on […]

The Podcast Nugget Collection – Online

On my Bullet Journaling journey I started a “podcast nuggets” custom collection during my 2nd Bullet Journal (BuJo) book. Now I am half-way through the 3rd BuJo book and – already for a while – I am thinking about making a blogpost for those podcast nuggets.  So here it is! I have three goals in […]

Lean Coffee Online – Tipps for Facilitation and Tools

Already before the COVID19 pandemia I’ve been enjoying open[1] LeanCoffee online events. I’ve been joining the Lean Coffee people from Cologne, who sometimes offered an online edition as an experiment, and Emily Webber who runs Agile in the Ether. Every time as an attendant, I was AMAZED by the variety of topics, by the effectiveness […]

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

Okay, I see… you are either (still) curious about Bullet Journaling or you are already on your journey of regular written (self-)reflection and find it useful. (Pssst, I tell you a secret: either way I am very happy about that! :)) With this fourth and closing part (see parts one, two, three) I share two […]