Wholeness – at the Level of Team – with Kamil Barbarski

Marcus Druen interviews Kamil Barbarski,  originally published at leadingaudaciouschange.buzzsprout.com

1 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds

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In this episode I am speaking with Kamil Barbarski. As an entrepreneur he co-created many products and companies including MAK3it, Innovation Kickbox, Start One Thing, Walkaboutyou, Purpose Exploration, and a flower shop. Kamil is also a Certified Teacher for Search Inside Yourself – SIY, a Google-born leadership program for emotional intelligence, resilience and mindfulness.

Kamil truly embodies what he talks about and it felt like listening to a more zen-like brother from another mother. Please enjoy my relaxing and deep conversation with Kamil about Wholeness at the level of Teams, (our second systemic level in this season).

You will hopefully also feel inspired to follow my Call to Action (CTA) which comes right after the conversation with Kamil at the end of this episode (you can check the chapter notes in your app for precise time – if you need a re-listen to take notes).

Change starts with you, in the here-and now. So start by starting

Kamil’s opening, podcast, season and episode intros
Interview begins with warm-up questions about leadership, audacity & courage versus hesitation and fear, and change = feature of life, not the bug
Kamil’s definition of Wholeness and how to use emotions as data
Why it can be so hard for teams to talk openly and safely about emotions
How to create a common language in a team for emotions at work and create save space in a team
Our two fictitious season personas Michael and Michaela return – to get practical tips from Kamil on three Wholeness practices, first for Michael on creating better meetings
Kamils advice to Michaela on advanced check-in questions and meaningful formats, easy-to-try practices for team members to share more about themselves
Deep dive #2: How to create emotional safety in your team to deepen trust in order to allow wholeness to happen, especially if you (Michael) might personally struggle with this
Deep dive #3: how to apply Wholeness to manage conflict in your team starting with Non-Violent Communication – which Kamil used when negotiating the terms of existing the company he co-founded
Final round of questions: link to Episode 3, Wholeness at level of “Organisation”, Marcus’ thoughts on how all levels up to the cosmic level are interconnected, Kamils billboard message
Marcus’ call-to-action for you: (1) Let go of your armour (2) One-minute silence in meetings (3) Walk & Talk (outside) for meetings
Outlook to next episode and episode outro

Kamil’s Socials


Kamil’s digital home

Walk about you (German)

Empowering Innovators

SYI – Search Inside Yourself (Google-born)

Check-in Question (Toolkit & Random Generator)


(Para) Sympathetic Nervous System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IDgBlCHVsA Sympathetic Crash Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqU-VjqjczE Para-Sympathetic Crash Course

Republished with permission.

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