Monthly Archives: November 2013

Get leadership coaching like an Ivy League business school

posted by Joshua on November 30, 2013 in Blog, Education, Leadership, Tips

I compiled a series of posts on experiences and lessons from coaching MBA students at Columbia Business School. Click here to read the series. Meanwhile, here’s the introductory text: Do you want to improve your leadership skills? Does this describe you: Highly motivated? Limited time? Want to know top-5 business school culture (or just learn[…] Keep reading →

Op/Ed Fridays: Our broken criminal justice “system”

posted by Joshua on November 29, 2013 in Blog, Leadership

I try to look at things from a systems perspective when the perspective applies and helps. We often talk about a criminal justice system. If a system is a set of interacting or interdependent parts forming an integrated whole, parts not forming an integrated whole do not make up a system. Large segments of what[…] Keep reading →

Annoyed by people you can’t avoid?

posted by Joshua on November 28, 2013 in Blog, Leadership, Tips

Do you have people you can’t avoid that annoy you and want to handle them more effectively? Normally I think of this situation at work, but I’m sure it applies to some people with their families on Thanksgiving. I build on the following two principles and apply them to personal relationships: Great teams are built[…] Keep reading →

Burpees — unbeatable for fitness and my best habit — the series

posted by Joshua on November 26, 2013 in Blog, Fitness, Tips

Part of this site’s new functionality that my awesome web designer is creating (he isn’t accepting my linking to him possibly partly from humility, but mostly because his career is taking off beyond web design into other areas and probably can’t work much on the web any more) is series, a list of which you[…] Keep reading →

8 harmful consequences of confusing your beliefs with reality

posted by Joshua on November 25, 2013 in Art, Blog, Creativity, Tips

Many people make the mistake of thinking that some things they think are beliefs and others are not beliefs but facts. Or that they are just right. For example, if you ask them who they think might be the next President, they might say it could be Hillary Clinton. They’d say that was a belief[…] Keep reading →