Meeting old men

Two observations that old beliefs slowly got obsolete Today I was running in the woods. I stopped by at my favorite spot which is a small lake. Usually it is calm and quite there – and I am the only person. Today there was an old man with his two dogs. The dogs were enjoying […]

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Mindful Leadership

Start harvesting the insights from my bachelor’s thesis… It’s been some time I wrote about handing in my thesis and I promised to blog about it, right? Now that this topic is “done-done”, feedback from university supervisor as well as grading is there, I can finally do so. Yay! The thesis’ topic was to create […]

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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 […]

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Making and taking babysteps

What changes the world little by little More than a month just passed since my last post about sustainable pace. The focus on sustainability for personal stuff and professional topics was a good mental guidance to decide which projects to continue, what to start and where to say "No" to for the current moment. Where […]

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Sustainable Pace & Vulnerability – for real!

How getting towed triggered personal insights… Today my car got towed. Unexpectedly (honestly!). After a long workshop day. And I found myself pushed to the limit. Within seconds. Somewhere torn between anger, sadness and several other emotions. Almost crying. Seriously?? For being towed??? After I pulled myself together, I phoned around, found my car, got […]

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Everything is new in Ma

Random spring ramblings The first sentence in a German poem goes like “Alles neu macht der Mai…” which means that nature wakes up and addresses this joyful time. My May was mostly like that: many new & joyful things. Sometimes it felt also like a rollercoaster ride: bringing the guts upside down, also mostly joyful […]

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Following your dream…

… by building it on your own – one short example Today it is not about my goals or dreams but about a music artists’ dream. On 14th of May I treated myself with a classical concert. Did not do that for a long time for many reason, mostly because of “I have no time”. […]

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Bumble Bee Boxing

On creativity and reframing – or: decent structuring of chaos time with timeboxes Some days ago I had a very valuable discussion with one of my colleagues who is very passionate about using timeboxing appropriately and wisely. He also said that timeboxes can be used to be sure to "not forget about time". You have […]

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Start with what you have

Two short stories about passion, focus, eating my own dogfood & having valuable connections The last couple of days I stumbled over starting (or dealing) with what I have in its best sense and in multiple variations. Today I share two of these little stories: Passion for work The first story on starting with what […]

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Agile Running

Parallels between running, agile software development & sustainable living One of my three goals I am focussing on this year is doing a healthy marathon in October. Running seems more than ever my form of applied mindfulness, my kind of moving meditation. This said and seeing nature waking up, enjoying the sun and everything blossoming, […]

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