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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can I Stay Friends With an Abusive Husband?

posted by Joshua on July 31, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values on others, here is my take on today’s post, “Can I Stay Friends With an Abusive Husband?” I have been good friends with a couple, “Jack” and “Jane,” for about eight years. They have been together for about 15[…] Keep reading →

Quora Saturday: big-time failure, anger, jealousy, insecurity, and leadership

posted by Joshua on July 30, 2016 in Leadership, Quora, Relationships

Continuing my Saturday series on posting my answers to questions from Quora, here are my next questions answered: What are some historical examples of failures managed by great leaders? Especially by taking responsibility and not throwing anybody under the bus. How do I overcome feelings of anger and jealousy? How can people overcome insecurity and[…] Keep reading →

A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday)

posted by Joshua on July 29, 2016 in Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc.com post yesterday, “A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday)” began A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday) Nelson Mandela, perhaps the greatest leader of our time, would have turned 98 last week. Here is an example of him leading his jailers on his way to becoming President. Happy birthday Nelson Mandela,[…] Keep reading →

There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both.

posted by Joshua on July 28, 2016 in Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc.com post yesterday, “There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both.” begins: There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both. Some leaders inspire a nation to sacrifice to get to the moon. Others to buy steak knives. Both work, as long as[…] Keep reading →

Listen to Laura Coe’s Art of Authenticity podcast interview of me

posted by Joshua on July 27, 2016 in Audio

http://traffic.libsyn.com/artofauthenticity/Josh20Spodek.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLaura Coe‘s podcast, The Art of Authenticity, is exactly what you’d expect from the title. She finds the simplicity and expressiveness in being yourself through conversations with people who get it. From the podcast page: It’s time to get authentic—without the fluff. With[…] Keep reading →

This touching birthday note shows why I teach

posted by Joshua on July 26, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I can’t tell you how honored and flattered I feel from the following message a former student sent me on my birthday. She took my class in her first semester in school, just months after finishing high school, and got her project running before the semester ended, still working with the partnership with the company[…] Keep reading →

Habits Are Contagious. How to Make The Science Work for You.

posted by Joshua on July 25, 2016 in Habits, Inc.com, Leadership, Tips

My Inc.com article today, “Habits Are Contagious. How to Make The Science Work for You.” began Habits Are Contagious. How to Make The Science Work for You. Research finds that we transmit habits like diseases, or like cures. How to use that insight to make the habits you want stick. Studies show that quitting smoking[…] Keep reading →