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2020 – what a Year!

2020 is a year about change. So many amazing things are happening and many things that are not at all amazing. I want to talk about what's going on and what I think about it. https://youtu.be/PL_tiaNUZzo 2020 - what a Year! New video log starting... I want to invite...

What do you want from your leadership work?

As my colleagues and I prepare to launch the fourth generation of the TrustTemenos Leadership Academy, I’ve been asking myself, “What do I want from my own leadership work?” In TrustTemenos, one way we think of leadership is as making a difference with intention....

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...