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It’s all in the container

Again and again, in our work with leaders at all levels, we see the crucial importance of what we call “containers” - groups of people, maybe only two, but reaching up to perhaps ten or twelve, who hold and support each other: circles where each member is seen and...

Letter to a tormented Achiever

Dear Jo It was great to meet you at the conference last week.  Our conversation then and your email a few minutes ago strike deep chords with me.  I understand how tough and painful it is for you right now. Like you, I was raised in an Achieverist culture.  We grew up...

The simple power of checking in

Our workshop participants tell us that one of our most impactful practices is the simple one of checking in. For those not familiar, it consists of inviting everyone in a group, often sitting or standing in a circle, to check in, saying how they are as they come into...

What is special about this work?

It's been my privilege to be involved in TrustTemenos leadership work for more than two years now. The work has touched me deeply; I am ever more certain that I want to be ever more actively engaged with it and to help share it with ever more people in the world. I...

You are Welcome

"You are Welcome" as an expression of invitation has been part of our deliberate practice for a while, and we've been thinking a lot about the difference it makes. What's special about it?   "Thank you!" When we hear a passionate expression of gratitude, we...

CAL1 Learning Objectives: Engagement

This is the first post in a series of about 30, each with a video conversation about a leadership topic. This time we talk about  - Engagement - and add some context and links for your further information. All these videos are part of the learning material of our...

CAL1 Learnings

We delivered our first CAL1 (Certified Agile Leadership by the Scrum Alliance) this week in Kiev. We went in with an open mind and the clear intent to uncover what makes our approach special and unique. This is what we learned. Building on what we had learned after...

Agile Leadership

We offer classes in "Certified Agile Leadership" for the Scrum Alliance. What do these classes allow you to learn? What impact can you expect, and what difference will that make on how you lead your life, your team, and your organisation? And what does "agile...

First CAL1 – First Impressions

After Day 1 of our first CAL1 course in Kiev (April 5, 2017), we're sharing the first insights. Join us in London on May 18/19, 2017, for the next one! What makes TrustTemenos CAL1 special? Certified Agile Leadership is a relatively open frame - there is no one path...

Working Agreements

To work effectively, we want focus as much of our time and attention on the work. Emotional reactions - unless they are part of the work itself - can distract us, reduce presence and be a source of waste – in Temenos just as well as in any team. A typical source of...

Working at your Best?

Who are you when you are working at your best? The new year and January in general is a great time to reflect on what it takes to do our best work. How do we show up and where do we need support? What does it look like? Join Olaf Lewitz and Sylvia Taylor, as they...

Temenos Lab in Prague, July 8/9

On July 8 and 9 - starting Friday morning and ending Saturday evening, Silvana Wasitova and Olaf Lewitz will host a Temenos Lab in Prague. Temenos Lab The two day Temenos lab will give you an opportunity to retrospect on your leadership and professional development: ...

Startup Trust Infusion

Are you a founder? Leading your team into the disruptive unknown? Do you build relationships in your team that sustain the tensions of uncertainty and growth? Do you have a situation in your team where improving trust might help? How to build and keep trust in your...