Monthly Archives: August 2017

How little do you need?

on August 31, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Perception

Freedom comes from needing less more than having more, in my experience. How little do you need? Can you decrease your needs? I wrote a friend, in response to something he said about needs: I’m sensitive to the word need, since I consider neediness one of the least attractive qualities people can have, so as much as I value sidchas, instead of saying you need to do the thing daily,[…] Keep reading →

The Difference Between Leadership and Management

on August 30, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. post today “The Difference Between Leadership and Management,” begins The Difference Between Leadership and Management A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot What’s the difference between leadership and management? Everyone gets that each is important. Most people get that they overlap a lot.[…] Keep reading →

Last chance to improve your coaching with free admission to the premier online coaching summit for two readers!

on August 30, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Yesterday I announced that I’m offering two free passes to my readers for the premier online coaching summit—World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit—which starts TOMORROW. If you’re interested in one of those passes, email me how it will help you help others. Please make the subject “Spodek WBECS”. I’ll pick two people at random today who are subscribed to my newsletter (my page has subscription forms). A[…] Keep reading →

Want to improve your coaching? I’m offering free admission to the premier online coaching summit for two readers!

on August 29, 2017 in Education, Leadership

In June and July, I posted videos from my participating in the premier online coaching summit: World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit. They were part of the pre-conference. I’m in touch with the organizers and scored two passes for the full summit, which starts THURSDAY, and I’m offering these free passes to my readers. If you’re interested in one of those passes, email me how it will[…] Keep reading →

Would you rather eat ice cream or exercise?

on August 28, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making

While the options below don’t have to be exclusive, in many cases people choose as if they are. Would you rather… Eat ice cream or exercise Watch TV or write Drive to the beach or pick up litter from your local park Only look at a man or woman you’re attracted to or approach him or her and introduce yourself Not try or risk failing Eat out or cook Take[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Should I Turn in My Tax-Cheating Relative?

on August 27, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Turn in My Tax-Cheating Relative?” My relative works in the marijuana industry, which has been legal in my state for almost two years. Nevertheless, he has worked under the table during that time, earning tens of thousands of dollars and not paying taxes on it. I confronted him and[…] Keep reading →

Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words

on August 26, 2017 in Freedom, Leadership

My post the other day on LinkedIn, “Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words,” began In leadership, words matter. Leaders care about the people they lead and results, which often means caring about others’ interests ahead of their own, even when they disagree. Leaders know others will always have some different values. The challenge is to lead without getting mired in conflict. The most effective leaders influence the people they disagree with most. Consider Nelson Mandela negotiating[…] Keep reading →