John Poelstra

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Projects Need Ownership, Not Loss of Control (031)

Today John examines an article titled “Why project managers need to lose control” by Jason Coghlan from opensource.com. John mostly disagrees with this notion, believing that ownership across the team is more important.

Surprising Things About Coaching with Alene Gabriel (027)

In this conversation, John and Alene reflect on their experiences with Co-Active coaching, the things they are learning as coaches and what leadership means.

Focusing on What You Can Control (024)

This episode riffs on my thoughts from reading the book “Fire in My Eyes: An American Warrior’s Journey from Being Blinded on the Battlefield to Gold Medal Victory.”

What Do You Want? (021)

Are you as clear about what you want as you think? This episode explores some ways to get clearer.

Wanna Get That Boat Back in the Water?

Would you help me move my professional coaching certification forward by meeting with me one time?

All you need is a situation or a problem in your life you’d like to make better. We’ll talk about it and discover new possibilities and solutions.

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

Some of My Favorite Things (013)

This episode is a collection of some of my favorite things. It was inspired by some similar things I shared in a recent podcast interview on “How to be Awesome at your Job.”

Introducing The John Poelstra Show (001)

This kicks off the first episode of the John Poelstra Show. I talk about my goals and motivations for doing this new podcast and what I hope comes of it.

Defining My Mission | My WHY

Background I’m working through Chris Brogan’s Owner’s Path course, an exploration and challenge to put into practice what it means to really own your business. One of the first exercises was to set a mission statement. I spent a fair… Continue Reading →

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