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 May

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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It’s the little things

Seeing & valueing things you may have overseen in the past Today’s post is basically just this picture. I found those flowers on my parking lot. Needed to take a picture as their beauty touched me. The longer I practise seeing and appreciating “small” things the more I see of them. So changed perception seems […]

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Reframing applied

plus a pinch of scientific background Lately I came across a couple of occasions for applied cognitive reframing. Just three recent examples: “I am wasting 2,5 hours per day for commuting.” versus “I have time to sort my brain, be on the water, hear music or even do sports – and I am arriving at […]

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New challenges ahead

From developer to Scrum Master – from tech-focus to people-focus When writing about my personal retro of 2016 and the three big goals I have for 2017, I just was able to write about two of them at that time. The third one in that (unordered) goal triple is: stepping out of my comfort zone […]

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The final disruption

Gedanken zum Umgang mit Tod & Trauer (in Teams) mit Elementen aus der Positiven Psychologie (Zeichung von Reinald Kirchner; Foto von Cosima Laube) Der Start auf der Play4Agile Ich bin immer wieder sehr positiv ├╝berrascht, wieviel Offenheit und Vertrauen in vermeintlich kurzer Zeit entstehen kann, wenn der passende Rahmen besteht und Menschen mit kompatiblen Wertesystemen […]

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