Monthly Archives: March 2017

What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View

on March 31, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Inc.com

My Inc. post today, “What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View,” begins What’s Wrong With Business Plan Competitions: A Student View More reasons business plan competitions hurt entrepreneurship: from a student they’re supposed to help I’ve written in Inc. before about problems with business plan competitions. Most voices promote them as unerringly valuable to students and entrepreneurship in general. I’m presenting a contrary voice from an important source–a[…] Keep reading →

Experience Less Stress By Being Aware of Your Emotions: The Mindfulness Mode podcast interview with Bruce Langford

on March 30, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I’ve wanted to share some of my views on mindfulness, which connects with leadership, especially personal leadership, for a long time. Bruce Langford, who hosts the Mindfulness Mode podcast gave me the chance. If you care about mindfulness, leadership, mindful leadership, you’ll value listening to this conversation. We talked about Starting mindfulness What mindfulness is Getting more done through mindfulness Habits and mindfulness Food, eating, and mindfulness The counterproductive results[…] Keep reading →

So You Want to Build a Luxury Vodka?

on March 30, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. article yesterday reflected my journey from a pipe-dream I had in business school of starting a vodka brand to meeting the CEO of Absolut’s attempt to regain the lead it lost decades ago, Jonas Tahlin. He’s taking on the challenge in part by connecting himself personally with the brand. He has lots of resources but a lot to lose. The article, “So You Want to Build a Luxury[…] Keep reading →

From Astrophysicist to Leadership Coach To Bestselling Author With Josh Spodek: The Smashing the Plateau Podcast

on March 29, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

No matter how successful you are, there’s probably at least one area where roadblocks are keeping you from fully achieving your goals. The Smashing the Plateau podcast focuses on overcoming these challenges. The host, David Shriner-Cahn of TEND Strategic Partners, interviews experts one thing in common—they all know how to fix problems that keep people and businesses stuck. I was honored to be interviewed by David. We talked about getting[…] Keep reading →

The experience and results of Leadership Step by Step

on March 28, 2017 in Audio, Education, Leadership

You’ve read the reviews of Leadership Step by Step—51 so far on Amazon, 98% 5-star—and are interested. You wonder how they got so positive. Chris is a professional who did all the exercises in the book as an online course from SpodekAcademy.com. I interviewed him to learn his experiences taking the course and his results afterward. I edited the interview. Here are the highlights (I recommend listening): The full interview[…] Keep reading →

Absurdly Useful Leadership Tactics That You Can Use Today: the second interview with Jim Harshaw

on March 27, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models, SIDCHAs, Stories

I don’t know if the interviewers are getting better, if I’m developing in conversation, or if I’m just enjoying podcast conversations more, but it feels like the interviews are getting better all the time. Yesterday, Jim Harshaw (scroll down to learn more about him) of the Success Through Failure podcast posted our second conversation. Second conversations lead to greater comfort, depth, trust, and intimacy, so I recommend listening. We cover[…] Keep reading →

Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?

on March 27, 2017 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article today, “Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less?,” responded to a New York Times opinion piece yesterday that I found lame, even sad. My piece begins Why Do We Dream Big About Everything Except Changing Our Behavior to Pollute Less? A New York Times editorial illustrates our limited vision about our shared world Inc. readers are resourceful. We dream big.[…] Keep reading →