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Talking Red Hat, Meetings and Music with Paul Frields (018)

In this wide-ranging conversation, John and guest Paul Frields, talk about working at Red Hat, how they got started with collaborative meeting minutes and Paul’s love of playing the bass.

How to Handle Dominant People at Meetings (017)

This episode explores some techniques for facilitating meetings with stronger personalities or those that dominate the discussion too much.

What Could be Fun? (016)

Sometimes the best way to get your day out of a ditch is to find something fun. Any amount of fun might be good enough. That’s what I describe in this episode.     The music track is Hallon by Christian… Continue Reading →

Being a True Owner (015)

This episode explores the topic of personal ownership through the eyes of two books: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin and QBQ! the Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work by John G. Miller

What is Good Listening? (014)

This episode explores the topic of listening through the Co-Active coaching model and an article from Harvard Business Review. Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, and Laura Whitworth (affiliate link) What Great Listeners… Continue Reading →

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