Category Archives: Leadership and Change Management

EGN Facilitator now

Happily attended my first Chair Forum today, meeting the facilitator colleagues at EGN, Executives Global Network. This new part-time work is going to be so fun!

Executives’ Global Network (EGN) offers professional networking in carefully matched groups.

As facilitator I ensure the best conditions for powerful and generous knowledge sharing and reflection.

In Sweden, EGN is the leading competence network with nearly 2 000 members from 25 executive functions in 110 groups. EGN is represented in 14 countries, has over 14 000 members from 6 200 companies in approx 750 confidential network groups. EGN is the second biggest Executive Network worldwide.

 

Fun working with Orangino Work internationally

It is so fun and rewarding to work with the tool Orangino Work. Of course it is always better to have all people in the same room when working with group development. However, there are teams that simply are distributed over the world.

I have now run several workshops using the  Orangino Work tool online with parties on several locations, achieving excellent results, so I think I have earned the certification mark as External Methodology Coach.

One manager said:
“Orangino Work is a prepared package!
Light weight preparation for leader/facilitator,
with a tremendous value on the resulting output!”

Awesome new Reiss Motivation Training in Sweden!

What a great new Reiss Motivation Profile training that RMP-Nordic, Mikael Leinsköld and RMPs Sweden responsible: Pia-Maria Thorén, Green Bullet, arranged last week! The internationally renowned RMP masters Daniele Gianella and Päivi Mayor facilitated the training this time around. Thank you very much, I am very much looking forward to getting more Swedish colleagues in this field!

More RMP trainings will be made available by Green Bullet throughout the year. And team development training workshops with RMP based exercises.

Did you know that Reiss Motivation Profile is now taught each year by Päivi Mayor at Masters level at the International Business School TAMK, Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

And did you also know that Leapfrog, certifying ICF coaches in Sweden, has Steven Reiss book Who am I? among the books on the reading list…?

Stay tuned, you will hear more about RMP in Sweden for sure, as it is gaining ground.

 

 

Fun to facilitate a new partner interaction with BDIM

Last week I and Tomas Zarnoczy, co-founder of Change of Lane (one of my partners) presented Business Driven Interaction Management 3.0 (BDIM) to business developers at Cybercom (my other partner). As Business Driven Interaction Management is now on its 3rd generation, while I certified on the previous BDIM, it was really cool to do the presentation with Tomas, being the inventor and one of the key senior consultants on the method. I really enjoy connecting people and organizations that may benefit from cooperation with each other, now or later. Just because…

What I love with Business Driven Interaction Management is the flexibility to work in all parts of the change flow, with a core of structured interview support made of pair consultants. It makes it easy for the target companies to set off reasonable time and still get very credible and actionable results, quickly.

Next step is to demo BizImprover, which functions very well with BDIM above. This we will demo to them next month. BizImprover is a method and a tool which helps companies to efficiently analyze the business, find waste, present it in a way that higher management understand and like. (Read: in the income statement and balance sheet terms.) And BizImprover also support the actual change with a communication and follow up tool, that makes it literally impossible to hide dark spots and instead emphasizes a transparent flow towards positive and remarkable change.

YES, this is going to be really fun!

#BusinessDrivenInteractionManagement, #BDIM,  #BizImprover, #ChangeofLane, #Cybercom, #changemanagement

 

How to improve communication climate? Collaboration?

WELCOME TO OUR SWEDISH MEETUP – Feb 16th

Are you a leader wrestling with issues like:

  • How to improve communication climate?
  • How to improve collaboration?
  • How to secure progress towards high-performance teams?

Come join our Meetup February the 16th, organized by my partner Orangino and Agile People and learn about the dialogoue method Orangino Work! The venue is hosted by Cybercom centrally placed in Stockholm on Sveavägen.

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Orangino Work can help you with these challenges! It is a dialogue method in a game format comprising various exercises and a very flexible toolbox to improve teamwork and increase engagement. The dialogues make the team more dynamic and develop the success behaviours and thereby contributes to even better results.

We use to say that Orangino Work speeds up the groups way towards a high performing team. As one of our participants said after playing Orangino Work:

  • “Prepared package! Light weight preparation for the leader/facilitator, with a tremendous value on the resulting output!”

orangino work boxA recent study at the University of Lund, demonstrates its effects. The Orangino tool has revitalized many organizations, increased job satisfaction and improved performance.

You will at this meetup get an opportunity to try the Orangino Work tool and team dialogue method, and learn about the benefits for other organizations from the horse´s mouth.

  • Ulla Osterman founder of Orangino AB, willl guide you to understand how you can benefit from Orangino Work in your own organization.
  • Sara Bern, Agile coach at Cybercom, will tell about how it is presently used at Cybercom to support the development of Agile Development to High Performance autonomous teams.

You may of course bring some colleagues!

Sign up: Agile People manages the applications via Meetup, click here.
Price: FREE of charge, thanks to the generous hosting by Cybercom.
When: Tuesday, Februari 16:th,  2016
Where: Cybercom, Sveavägen 20, Stockholm (Subway: T-Centralen)
Agenda:

  • 17.30 – 18:00 Something light to eat. (Think wraps, or similar)
  • 18.00 – 18.30  Introduction Cybercom and Orangino Work
  • 18.30 – 19.30  We will try the tool together in a fun and insppiring way.
  • 19.30 – 20.00  How is Orangino Work used today in agile environments and how can it benefit your work with team development?

Welcome!

Orangino, Agile People and Cybercom in collaboration
Ulla Osterman, Pia-Maria Thorén, Kit Gullbrandson och Sara Bern

Need to improve the feedback climate? Try Orangino Work!

We find Orangino Work being a very good group development method and tool.

Are you as a leader wrestling with such questions as:
How do we improve the interaction and acheive a more open communication climate in the team?
How we get teams to become more self-organizing and performing?

Orangino Work can help you with this! It is a dialogue method in a game format comprising various exercises and a very flexible toolbox to improve teamwork and increase engagement. The dialogues make the team more dynamic and develop the success behaviours and thereby contributes to even better results.

We use to say that Orangino Work speeds up the groups way towards a high performing team. As one of our participants said after playing Orangino Work:

  • “Prepared package! Light weight preparation for leader/facilitator, with a tremendous value on the resulting output!”

orangino work boxA recent study at the University of Lund, demonstrates its effects. The Orangino tool has revitalized many organizations, increased job satisfaction and improved performance.

We offer:

  • Facilitated team dialogue workshops 
  • Certification programs (via Cybercom or Orangino AB)

The super efficient 1%-er and other handy tools in my podcasts…

Long time no see, dear blog reader!

Even though it was some time since I posted here, the  Golden Opportunity podcasts have continued to come out regularly.

The December podcasts are found by clicking here, or go to the podcast site:

And the not before mentioned November podcasts are listed here below:

 

 

How mirror neurons helps your learning – and Success Denominators…

Dear blogreader, there has been a lot of things going on lately and my podcasts have therefore been announced late. See podcast links below.

Last month I thought I would  get less work to do at Cybercom on the agile teams in Kista as some activity was moved, and I risked standing there with only one half time assignment, and some odd coaching customers. So I started to ponder other opportunities:

As a consultant you have to work on keeping doors open all the time. Well, as things turned out:

  • I could increase my time at the Swedish Enforcement Authority
  • I also took some courses & seminars on RMP.
  • And established a partnership with RMP-Nordic and Orangino Work.
  • Then Cybercom’s customer in Kista suddenly changed their mind and wanted to keep some of my related agile teams and my related coaching services was again wanted.
  • And several customers suddenly also wanted to know more about the Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP) and the Orangino Work method and tools. Invitations hailing…

Now I am at the position to choose between activities and customers that are both fun, rewarding as well as exciting.

Wow, yes! I am so grateful and happy! It always pays off to invest in good quality education, sooner or later!

You may now want to check out my thoughts in these latest podcasts, thoughts that have been instrumental also in these last successes:

If you want to follow my podcasts, you may subscribe to them at iTunes.

Best regards, Sara

 

Podcasts on Persistence and Imagination

Hello, you find my 2 last podcasts on the topics below on iTunes or on my vlog:

Enjoy your development!

Best regards, Sara

[GO] 40: Achieve Your Goals Through Imagineering and Visualization

I just added a new podcast on achieving goals through so calle dimagineering and visualization.

Have a look at it at itunes or directly at my vlog: [GO] 40: Achieve Your Goals Through Imagineering and Visualization

You know, sometime this piece is the missing link to getting there. You are doing all things right to get to your goal, but something prevents you. Usually then, something in your subconscious is holding you back. You need to reprogram yourself.

Ever since I started my own company I have had a financial goal sometime to have the same income as previously paid employee (as a manager in an international company iwth 35 subordinates), but working only half of the time as entrepreneur, with all the freedom it brings. It has been the most difficult goal to reach for me.

So last summer, as I got a stomach flue and then an infection in india, was doomed to stay in the hotel room as my family toured the country we were visiting, I really made up my mind to use my tools and energy to remove the block and imagineer my living this goal intensively.

Thereafter it took me only a couple of months and then I reached my goal. Imagineering and visualization did the trick for me.

Oh, and I combined the Imagineering with Lifeflow to intensify the effect. More on that in another podcast. Stay tuned!

Have a really nice weekend! // Sara