Monthly Archives: August 2017

What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?

posted by Joshua on August 17, 2017 in Fitness, Leadership

My post on LinkedIn today, “What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?,” begins What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity? This post is about my great passion, leadership—in particular, how beliefs, mental models, and words motivate and influence. I also care a lot about: fitness. America’s normalization of sedentary lifestyles Inactivity and diseases of[…] Keep reading →

The Creative Warriors podcast interview

posted by Joshua on August 16, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

Jeffrey Shaw hosts the Creative Warriors podcast and he just posted our interview. I enjoyed the interview a lot. He listened and asked meaningful questions that gave me a chance to share on leadership, learning, vulnerability, and more. Listen to the interview Listen to the interview Here are the show notes: When you think of[…] Keep reading →

I predict Donald Trump will have a Richard III moment

posted by Joshua on August 16, 2017 in Leadership, Nonjudgment

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! I predict that Donald Trump will, as president, find himself without allies, under attack, and bewildered, lashing out, realizing he’s run out of anything to offer anyone. This will come after he’s surrounded by sycophants, maybe family, abandoned by anyone who could get anything from him.[…] Keep reading →

How to have a great conversation in Manhattan

posted by Joshua on August 15, 2017 in Habits, Nature

Here’s how to have a great conversation in Manhattan that works every time. Take your compost to a compost station and talk to someone else dropping theirs off. To have compost to drop off means you’ve stored it in your small apartment, probably keeping it in your freezer, until one of the days the stations[…] Keep reading →

Pollution, Native Americans, Priorities, and the Opposite of Progress

posted by Joshua on August 14, 2017 in Nature, Visualization

Working on leadership and the environment, I’ve thought of people trying to reduce pollution. People my age and old will remember the public service announcements of the 70s with the Native American amid scenes of garbage and pollution, a tear rolling down his face at the tragedy of what we’ve done to the land, blithely[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: How Do I Deal With a Gun at a Relative’s Home?

posted by Joshua on August 13, 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, “How Do I Deal With a Gun at a Relative’s Home?” The patriarch of our large family came out of the closet as an elderly man nearing the end of his life; he[…] Keep reading →

You can’t have both: “Today’s poor live better than yesterday’s kings” versus “Americans take antidepressants in astounding numbers.”

posted by Joshua on August 12, 2017 in Fitness

Materially and economically speaking… Talk about problems with society today and someone will tell you that the poor today live better than kings of yesteryear, or even the rich in other countries. They seem to stop talking or listening then. This Forbes article’s headline, “Astonishing Numbers: America’s Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The[…] Keep reading →