Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting a Pecha Kucha-light on the use of metaphors for organizational change during the Agile Open Holland. This incredibly fun format advances slides automatically every 20 seconds. It was pretty tense, but after roughly 20 practice rounds at home my timing was good enough to come across as natural. Loved the challenge, here is the slide deck that I used.

Visual mind map of my learnings from the Holacracy practitioner training

This is a summary of the morning drawings I made during the plenary reflection rounds. It was a very interesting training, Holacracy is quite a radical shift from the traditional management hierarchy. It also seems to be very compatible with the Agile/Scrum methodologies I am well versed in. Look forward to working with Holacracy!

Cover of the book De bijenherder

De bijenherder (Antwerpen: Business contact, 2016)

Cover of the book De bijenherder

Rini van Solingen wrote a short book about the role of leaders in an organization that employs self-organizing teams. It is written in the form of a story which makes it an easy read. To me it’s a real must-read if you are contemplating switching to this model. It will truly change your role as a leader. This book will help you prepare.

This book is currently only available in Dutch.

Sorry to english readers, but this is a Dutch slide deck I use for introducing Scrum in about 1-1.5 hours. Really it is intended to get a conversation going and has the pieces it needs to open the doors for Agile and Scrum.

Please note: I can’t for the life of me find the author of this quote. If you are him/her, please contact me and I’ll reference you correctly.

Cover of the 7 habits of highly effective peopleLoved reading the book “The 7 habits of highly effective people”. Opened my eyes and changed quite a few things. Want to get excited too? Check this short video about the book.


Start small and inspire - Great things will follow

I loved this photo when I saw it. The elegant adult swan leading the way for his young ones. It got me thinking about the way I like to change things. Start small but do things in such a manner that inspires people to follow. Take small steps, but make them count.

Photo by Anne Kruit Fotografie

We’d like to welcome all those curious about LEGO SERIOUS PLAY to an introduction evening into this methodology. During this evening you will be able to experience the power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY for yourself. No prior knowledge or training required, just come over and be inspired!

Date: 12 April 2016
Time: 18:30
Event: De eerste steen - Introduction into LSP
Topic: Introduction into LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
Sponsor: LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Holland
Venue: Van de Valk Hotel
Location: De Bilt
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.