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Planning is easier when visual – a plea for the Swiss german word ‘Auslegeordnung’

This is a plea for the Swiss German expression Auslegeordnung. Auslegeordnung is a funny and practical word. It means literally to display (auslegen) an ordre (Ordnung). You stop being busy and lay out all the information visually on the table,... Continue Reading →

Finding forgotten stories – 7 ideas how to remember stories

Noticing stories Finding stories is all about remembering experiences. That is the wise advice from Anecdote: Notice when someone tells something interesting and on the spot make a mental note, later add the story to your story bank. After 5 months of... Continue Reading →

How I became a story spotter

I am walking around with a little booklet in my pocket. A booklet ready to be filled with little stories I spot. Mark Schenk encouraged us to become story spotters. A first and wise step on the way to become... Continue Reading →

Making time for network thinking is no luxury

I am a 'how person'. Process and method thinking are my passion. To me it is natural to think on meta level about the opportunities and the value of networked learning. I am convinced that thinking about networks is no... Continue Reading →

Easier drawing while meeting with visual vocabulary

  If you can write letters, you can draw." Doug Neill That's what I told myself when I signed up for the one day visualization training "Faszinieren am Flipchart". I want to get better in drawing and visual note taking.... Continue Reading →

Connecting people in a workshop is no luxury

I participated in an Art of Participatory Leadership workshop. The workshop lasted 2.5 days. The first evening session, after an early dinner, was dedicated to getting to know each other. This evening session was a very worthwhile investment. While investing 10... Continue Reading →

Input and conversation the flipped way – for stronger connections and deeper engagement

I was falling into the trap again. I agreed on the pattern 'input followed by conversation' because of the promise the input (about 45’) would be conversational. It wasn't, at least not in my understanding. It would have been with... Continue Reading →

Start drawing by doodling – some ideas

I started drawing by doodling just for myself. It’s fun. Slowly I dared to doodle with colleagues while having meetings. The power of clarifying things visually makes me drawing more and more. In this blog post I share some ideas... Continue Reading →

How to cultivate your feedback culture

What about your feedback culture? Do you cultivate it? Feedback is one of the simplest learning tools. All it needs is an invitation, intention and attention. The other morning I was early on my way to the train station. I... Continue Reading →

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