Clean Language and Agile Coaching

Clean Language and Agile Coaching

I’m excited Judy Rees and I are hosting our first training Clean Language for Agile Coaches in London on November 24/25. What’s exciting about this? Clean Language helps Understanding Clean Language is a technique to pay exquisite attention to another human being developing their thoughts. It helps them understand their own thinking just as well as […]

The TrustTemenos Leadership Academy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Leadership, Temenos | No Comments
The TrustTemenos Leadership Academy

Become the leader you feel called to be! In about five weeks, the second TrustTemenos Leadership Academy is about to start. We are excited! “We uncover the strength of people to unleash their freedom of choice. We believe that increases well-being and the effectiveness of organisations. It makes work more fun.” – from our book, Showing Up […]

You are Still a Part of Us.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Community, Conference | 3 Comments
You are Still a Part of Us.

Today, we learned that a slight majority of the British voters voted to leave the EU. Now emotions are “cooking high” as we say in German, we observe expressions of sadness and frustration, anger and anxiety, joy and celebration… With all of this context – our memories and feelings and hopes and assumptions and … […]

Sponsoring ALE2016

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This year, I’m sponsoring a conference for the first time. Here I’m sharing why to inspire others to follow my lead. Sponsoring ALE16 Giving Back In the five years since its inception, the Agile Lean Europe community, ALE for short, has been generous to me. It has provided me with learning and leadership opportunities, great […]

Showing Up – Our New Book

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Temenos | No Comments
Showing Up – Our New Book

Christine Neidhardt and I published the source book of our TrustTemenos Leadership Academy: Showing Up. Our next Academy starts in October 2016. Leadership is Showing Up I define leadership as the extent to which we have  clarity of identity – we know who we are, clarity of reality – we know where we are, what’s going […]

Heart and Soul of ALE

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Community, Conference | No Comments
Heart and Soul of ALE

ALE16 will happen in Paris. Last three days of August. Sponsor, and join us! Five years of Agile Lean Europe. What a journey, and roller-coaster ride! In 2011, I’ve been heart and center of the creation of our first ALE unconference, ALE2011 in Berlin. We met and engaged to “share because we care”. It was […]

eXtreme Listening

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Coaching, Conference | No Comments
eXtreme Listening

Last December at XPDays Benelux, Ole Jepsen and I hosted a session on eXtreme Listening. This is what happened. Extreme Listening We started with some good old rock’n’roll. I don’t remember what we played, yet I tend to err on the heavy side. It was loud, as the point was that people become aware that […]

Musing on and about Coherence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Book review, Thinking Out Loud | 2 Comments
Musing on and about Coherence

Over the last year, I’ve been more and more inspired and intrigued by the concept of coherence. It’s come up from a number of angles, in different contexts of conversation. I think it was Dave Snowden who made me want to investigate it more deeply when he said that SAFe was incoherent, which sounded so much […]

Creating a Space of Trust

Creating a Space of Trust

Workshop description of my APIL16 session titled Creating a Space of Trust. Made up in the spur of the moment, captured for fair use. Announced like this: Trust is a subjective quality of a situation. It’s messy, situational and contextual. How can we make sense of it? How can we improve it? And: what impact would […]

Surprisability …continued

This topic is becoming more interesting as it develops, and I’m discovering it’s a lot more practical and actionable than I initially thought 🙂 Gil Zilberfeld invited me to close Agile Practitioners Israel 2016 with a keynote and I suggested Surprisability as a topic. This encouraged me to think more deeply: “In the past we’ve […]