Presented at SAST Q4

Presented at SAST Q4

Yesterday I had the privilege to present at SAST Q4 together with a line-up of great speakers such as Lottie Knutson talking about crisis management and Karin Wahlén showing the awesome journey Östersunds FK had done combining soccer and culture.

My talk of the day was on Centered Leadership – You and Me, Here and Now. The purpose was to show the importance of being present in all our interactions with other people and how we can help each other increase our self-esteem by making sure that we are centered in ourselves and that we strike a balance between self, other and context whenever we meet. The audience got to do a short meditation to center themselves and to play a short version of the exercise “With whom do I have the pleasure” to see how our previous experiences affect our present conversations.

If you’d be interested in learning more about Centered Leadership, please reach out and we’ll have a chat.

centered leadership

My New Status Quo

This should probably have been published on my first day but it got stuck somewhere, somehow. Anyway, just a brief history of why this site came to be…

This will be my 20th year as a consultant and I decided that once again it was time for a change. I’ve been through a lot of them but this somehow feels a bit bigger than most … and yet, it probably isn’t. Over the years I’ve been employed by five different consultant companies and somehow being employed has felt like a security blanket but intellectually I know that the security is a delusion. I’ve seen the best intentions crumble during downturns and people getting sacked when the assignments fail to come through. So after 20 years I’ve decided to leave my teddy bear behind and start my own business.

It feels like a huge leap but at the same time it will really just be more of the same. I’ll keep doing what I love to do and what I’m good at; helping organizations improve their ways of delivering software and caring for the people doing the work.

Running my own business means that I should probably have a web page but since the business is just me, the one thing that came to mind to put here was my blogging, whenever that happens. This means that my old blog (My mind’s discourse) probably will start gathering dust from now on. I thought that I might put the occasional personal story there but then I realized that keeping my business and my personal ideas separate doesn’t make a lot of sense anymore. Whatever I say and think doesn’t only represent me now, it’s also representative of my company spryWISE. My values are important to me and they will be a part of my professional life as well.

Whether you need help in your organization, want to meet up for a social lunch or cup of coffee or just ask me a question, feel free to give me a call or send me a message. I’d love to hear from you!

/Morgan – spryWISE

Going into Deep Space – Creating the Right Environment for Your Open Space

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get to facilitate three separate Open Space unconferences within a weeks time. I’ve done this several times before but the amount of data I gathered during this week gave me the idea to a blog post that’s now been published on the Spotify Labs blog.

https://labs.spotify.com/2017/05/31/going-into-deep-space-creating-the-right-environment-for-your-open-space/

Open Space Wall

Lightning Talk at Agila Sverige

Once again Agila Sverige proved to be the most awesome conference. It’s like going to the family reunion with a family you got to pick yourself. Great people that provide great safety for each other.

This was my contribution this year. A finishing lightning talk on the importance of keeping in mind that:
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
– Frank Herbert
https://agilasverige.solidtango.com/video/ceci-n-est-pas-une-fin-detta-ar-inte-ett-slut

If you’re interested in my previous presentations at Agila Sverige they can be found here.

Ceci n’est pas un fin.

Thanks to Sohi Eklund for the great drawing!