Monthly Archives: June 2017

How to coach leadership and executives actively and experientially [video]

on June 30, 2017 in Exercises, Leadership

I led a webinar at this year’s World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit earlier this month. If you coach, you’ll find value in the annual summit and my talk in particular. My talk, “Experiential Learning and Coaching,” was popular, with nearly 5,000 registrants. I put the video below. I find this active, experiential way of coaching helpful. If you learn from the video and practice it, please[…] Keep reading →

What is Wrong with Leadership Training for Sustainable Success?

on June 29, 2017 in Audio, Education, Exercises, Leadership

Chris Salem hosts the Sustainable Success radio show on Voice America, Wednesdays at 11am. He interviewed me yesterday and posted the interview. Live radio means no retakes or editing, which makes everything more dynamic. Also, we practice the Meaningful Connection exercise from Chapter 17 of my book and leadership course, so if you’re working on them and want to hear it in action, listen to this episode. Here’s the episode[…] Keep reading →

Dave Kerpen on my book: “This Book Gets It: Learn to Lead Yourself and Others”

on June 28, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership

There are leaders in media and then there are leaders in media. Dave Kerpen stands above the crowd, having achieved what most dream of, gathering around him a community of great people (plus 600,000+ LinkedIn followers). I’ll take the liberty of putting his LinkedIn profile below, which recounts his #1 bestselling book, founding and leading a major online media firm, Likeable Media, and his family life. I’m honored and flattered[…] Keep reading →

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? What’s sweeter, ice cream or an apple? More culturally different, someone in a different country or generation?

on June 27, 2017 in Awareness, Fitness, Nature, Perception

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? In New York City, and most of the U.S., you can buy mangoes at many stores. Turnips are harder to find. People say they travel to experience new, exotic things. But they don’t see that there are new things in their back yards. What’s sweeter, ice cream or an apple? Ice cream has more sugar than apples and for most Americans, who[…] Keep reading →

Patagonia founder acting on his values, even at the company’s expense. Still works out.

on June 26, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

I rarely simply post someone else just talking, but my focus lately on motivating people to act on their values against comfort and convenience has resulted in such a desert that the video below was too refreshing not to share. No one I talk to considers avoiding one flight. No one who visits can stop bringing garbage. Yet this man keeps choosing actions that would appear to hurt his company,[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?

on June 25, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?” A work colleague, a level below me, has managed to succeed despite a pattern of bad performance. She doesn’t seek feedback early or take it well, so her projects consistently become last-minute scrambles that others must fix. She has also been[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment podcast episode #5: The slideshow, June 23, 2017 [video]

on June 24, 2017 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast, Visualization

I’ve delivered this talk a lot lately. It continues to iterate and I’m years from being able to deliver it at the I-Have-A-Dream-level quality to motivate people as the cause demands, but I consider it ready. Please share! (with @spodek) I welcome suggestions to improve. This is the 90-minute version. I will create shorter versions too. Most of all, please contact me to join the movement. I’d love to hear[…] Keep reading →