Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Practices to Cultivate Presence - AONW session Tues 8:00am

What is busy about our job?
  • managing people
  • dealing with fires
  • expectations
  • herding cats
  • overlapping priorities
  • navigating conflict

What role do you have?

  • developer / dev lead
  • scrum master
  • coach
  • psychology practitioner

Why do we need to be present?

  • to be authentic
  • to attend to the needs of the group
  • to help them "see the system"
  • to maintain emotional balance
The parable about the sensei and the teacup: the student can not accept more tea until they first empty their cup.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 listening

Theory U

  • Meditation:
    • Do you use apps?
      • guided: Headspace, podcasts
      • timers
    • time to meditate:
      • morning & evening at home
      • at work: find a time during the day (~10 minutes)
      • start a meditation group at work, sync with Slack etc.
  • Physical Activity
    • walking / jogging
    • biking to work
    • yoga
Judith Blackstone (former dancer) has a useful practice model (?) - interview on podcast

Start the day with a Check In

Emotional Intelligence is improved within the groups who practice.

See also Google's Project Aristotle for the value of Mindfulness on the job

Common Concerns:
  • "I'm not good at this"
    • the point of meditation isn't to have no thoughts, it's to notice when thoughts exist
  • "This (meditation) is something that we normally don't do"
  • there may be other activities that you currently do that also weren't "normal" when introduced

Open Space is a Mindfulness practice. It focuses the attention of the hive mind to a singular point

Invisibilia podcast (NPR)

The Language of Emotions (book) by Karla McCleran

The Mindful Coach (book) by Doug Silsbee

facilitator: Victor Bonacci
coach, trainer, podcast host
PATH podcast
AgileCoffee podcast
Training from the Back of the Room classes:

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