Agile Austria 2018 in Graz

A personal review and some (speaker’s) impressions As part of the review team I was already being involved for quite some time with Agile Austria. Now in May 2018 the time to actually travel to Graz had finally come. After some days of holiday in Vienna I arrived in the beautiful city of Graz – […]

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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 […]

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Explorative running

On all the stuff running can do for you(r life) Since a couple of weeks I am doing endurance running again. And I am doing it in quite a disciplined way. This endurance thingy helps with the black dog – who on the one hand wants me to believe by all means that he doesn’t […]

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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 […]

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OOP2018 – Test the Waters

A personal (short) review, again After being a first timer at the OOP conference in Munich 2017, I had again the pleasure to actively participate in that great conference in early February this year. Besides being a reviewer in the Developer Practises and the SocITy tracks and providing one session about Leadership development in the […]

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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 […]

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Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance.

What recent travel taught me about the non-judging awareness aspect of mindfulness. In Germany we say “between the years” if we want to refer to the time between Christmas and New Years Eve. In this time I travelled for 5 days to Leipzig in Eastern Germany to attend the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3 in […]

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Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups – and even in a business context! Recently – while running – I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa. Crazy, right? I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you’re crazy – wish lists are for children! […]

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Dogfooding with powerful questions

An experiment of using powerful questions for self-coaching Over the last months I stumbled across powerful questions for agile teams multiple times. Powerful questions help with emerging change, they are open for the client’s mental models and they literally invite to introspection and new perspectives. There is a great overview and a resource list compiled […]

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Regular personal retrospectives?

Experimenting with celebrating success and personal goal setting It is been around 6 weeks ago. To be honest, I felt emotionally cringed and generally not in a too good shape back then. Close friends told me, that from an outer perspective this was totally understandable… . A lot was happening all at once – the […]

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