Tag: development

Self-perception versus other people’s perception

An everyday story on setting the bar Lately I was running in the cold, early morning. On my way back I noticed that my hairdresser had already opened their store. Fact: Yes, I need to get my hair cut very soon. Then some interesting conversation between different parts in my head started. For now I […]

Freakin’ tiny pieces! Inspiration for a (new) handicraft product

Since almost two years I am mainly using soap bars instead of shower gel in plastic blottles. What kept bothering me all the time is: over time a soap bar gets smaller and smaller…. and at a point it falls apart into tiny pieces that feel annoying to use for showering Now, what to do? […]

Trials over experiments – Or: a fool with a tool is still…

… a fool? Yesterday I felt triggered to state my opinion on personality tests (again). On twitter. Other people’s answers triggered more and broader thinking on this. Later in the day I had a great conversation with an occupational psychologist. We were NOT talking about personality tests in particular but about my expertise in agile […]

Sewing and the beginner’s mindset

As a result of my daily journaling reflections I recently bought myself a sewing machine. My intent was that I would like to have an activity in my life that allows me to get creative with my hands, produce something valuable and at the same time transisiton my brain in a different-from-work-mode from time to […]

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 […]