Tag: organizations

Critical Mass

On agile values coming to life – yes, life, for real! Imagine someone having a clear vision – a vision no smaller than saving the planet. Then they call for action to gather with bicycles on a cold, it-could-rain-again-anytime day. And people follow that call! I witnessed exactly this last week while attending a Critical […]

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 in me. Later in the day I had a great conversation with an occupational (I/O) psychologist. We were NOT talking about personality tests in particular but about my […]

On purposeful jewellery and living as an Agile Coach

A while ago I accidentally stumbled across the Eckhard-Busch-Stiftung by which is a German charity organisation aiming to support people impacted by mental health in different ways: through supporting research, families & friends and to make it okay to talk about mental health in our society. People with mental illnesses and in mental crisis’ are […]

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 […]

Workshop on “Managing the system, not the people” @AgileTable Friedrichshafen [*DE]

(*DE) this is an adjusted German re-post of my original write-up on the German professional network XING) Am 7. Juni 2018 durften wir mit der inzwischen 3. Kooperation des Agile Table (https://twitter.com/AgileTableFN) und der Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement (GPM) bei der Firma Avira in Tettnang zu Gast sein. Herzlichen Dank an Martina und Markus von Avira […]

Managers are wiser than average and subordinates are dumber?!

A little story of my life… plus an (uncomfortable) observation Recently I had a discussion where I was involved very passionately. It was in a group of people I trust very much. There I opened up and shared a story during discussion. A story of how I perceived managers during my first years being a […]