Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seeing Leadership Step by Step at a party on the host’s bookshelf!

on February 28, 2017 in Leadership

Over the weekend, I found myself in my first social occasion where my book was on the shelf! It could have been a scene in a Woody Allen movie—an NYU/Columbia professor with his just-released book with intelligentsia enjoying cocktails. That made two copies there, since I bring a copy everywhere too. You never know when it might come in handy. I couldn’t help making it a topic of conversation. Another[…] Keep reading →

See me speak online TODAY at the Teach and Profit Summit

on February 27, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship

If you read my blog, you know I care about education and that, despite my Ivy League PhD and MBA, I’ve learned enough outside of school to consider classes outside universities more valuable in many areas. I value other venues. Hence creating my classes. Maybe you’ve thought about creating your own classes. I support trying. You’ll learn a lot in the process. If it takes off, you could become successful.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?

on February 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?” I am caught between competing ethical requirements. I am a mental-health professional with substantial experience; some people call me an expert. I recently expanded my private-practice hours. To increase patient numbers, I joined an online referral service (at considerable expense). Here’s[…] Keep reading →

The bigger your achievement, the more it’s a beginning

on February 25, 2017 in Art, Awareness, Stories

Back when I made my art, I would sometimes find a new venue or commission that would give me the chance to work bigger than before. I’d sign a new gallery, meaning more pieces, or a museum. Or a venue with a budget would commission me. My art was technical, with laser cut steel, 8 foot photographic quality images, power cables, and so on. I could only scale up when[…] Keep reading →

The heart of my leadership technique in a 46 second video!

on February 24, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Tips

On top of my column with Inc., I did a series of videos in their Inc. Video: The Playbook series. Other speakers in the series include Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins. Yesterday we posted a video of me: How to Get Your Employees to Work With Passion subtitled Joshua Spodek, author of Leadership Step By Step, explains the importance of making members of your team comfortable sharing their motivations with[…] Keep reading →

Watch Callie Schweitzer, of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, interview of me

on February 23, 2017 in Education, Leadership

Yesterday Callie Schweitzer—Global Managing Editor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, where I write a column—interviewed me about Leadership Step by Step and leadership in general. Click here or on the image below for the interview. She described it after as the best interview she’d done. Over 4,000 people have watched it already, so it’s one of my biggest exposures so far. I recommend watching it!

Leadership Step by Step spotted in the wild!

on February 22, 2017 in Exercises, Leadership

Seen at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square! Some are in the business section, aside Richard Branson, some are downstairs, on the first floor, center. If you’re looking for a copy of Leadership Step by Step, and you should get one if you don’t, I recommend buying these copies. I signed them. I have to say, most of the stages I’ve passed—signing an agent, signing a publisher, finishing drafts,[…] Keep reading →