Monthly Archives: November 2014

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should Free Office Food Be Taken Home?

posted by Joshua on November 30, 2014 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Tips

Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is a take on today’s post,”Should Free Office Food Be Taken Home?” My company offers certain food items free in our office pantry. Every morning, my co-worker[…] Keep reading →

You don’t need six months to prepare. You need an hour.

posted by Joshua on November 29, 2014 in Exercises, Tips

I’ve almost finished recording the audio for an online course in many of the exercises I’ve posted here. I expect many people will find doing it a life-changing experience (like they will with my next seminar, this Saturday in Soho). I had been planning to make the course for a long time, thinking of how[…] Keep reading →

Exercise in minimizing

posted by Joshua on November 28, 2014 in Exercises, Nature, Tips

Since my posts, “The smallest effective difference” and “Minimum effective behavior,” I’ve meant to write an exercise in using less. The day after Thanksgiving,when people tend to consume more than they want, seems timely. As usual, the point of an exercise is partly for the immediate outcome, but mainly to develop new skills. New skills[…] Keep reading →

What happens when you develop empathy and compassion skills

posted by Joshua on November 24, 2014 in Awareness, Education, Exercises, Habits, Leadership

Each exercise in my seminars teaches a fundamental, useful leadership skill. Collectively, when you practice them more than a few times, they teach empathy and compassion, two critically important skills if you want people to want you to lead them. With my one-on-one coaching clients I can see their empathy and compassion skills develop over[…] Keep reading →