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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Transformative Leadership, a guest post from Jethro Jones

posted by Joshua on July 21, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Stories

Jethro Jones is hosting the Transformative Leadership summit. I know him because he hosts the Transformative Principal podcast. Here’s my conversation with him, “How You Learn Is As Important As What You Learn.” I’m participating in the summit. We recorded part of my session, and if you want to improve your leadership, you’ll benefit from[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment podcast overview and flow

posted by Joshua on July 20, 2017 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Podcast

Overview The podcast is on leadership and the environment. I plan for each guest to connect with leadership, the environment, or both. I’m asking you to two conversations. The first will introduce you and showcase your connection to leadership, the environment, or both, and then ask you to commit to a meaningful challenge not to[…] Keep reading →

Nelson Mandela on sidchas

posted by Joshua on July 19, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. I’ve waited to share something I discovered reading his autobiography a few months ago. First some context. It’s the day of your release. You’re a revolutionary, fighting Apartheid, imprisoned for 27 years, much of it in an 8 foot by 7 foot cell or, if outside,[…] Keep reading →

Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday

posted by Joshua on July 18, 2017 in Freedom, Inc.com, Leadership, Nonjudgment

My Inc. story today, “Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday,” begins Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday The father of his nation was born 100 years ago today. Bill Clinton’s anecdote reveals the change he created in the world. Nelson Mandela was born on this day in 1918. Few[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: When a Patient’s Mom Is Slipping Her Daughter Prozac

posted by Joshua on July 16, 2017 in Inc.com, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “When a Patient’s Mom Is Slipping Her Daughter Prozac.” I am a pediatrician with an adolescent female patient who has had some mental health issues over the last couple of years. She reported[…] Keep reading →

NYU Students Speak About Joshua Spodek’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Courses

posted by Joshua on July 15, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

I recently met with two groups of students who took my leadership and entrepreneurship courses at NYU, Charlie Rose-style. I believe the 9 students represent the experiences of the majority of students who took my courses and did the exercises conscientiously. They included undergraduates who took my courses as freshmen and adult professionals founding or[…] Keep reading →