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Category Archives: Choosing/Decision-Making

The Leadership and the Environment Podcast: It Starts Here and Now

posted by Joshua on May 28, 2017 in Audio, Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

Everyone wants a cleaner environment and recognizes human behavior is trashing it. We can’t stop ourselves because of the systems we created that make it convenient, comfortable, fun, and in nearly every way emotionally rewarding to pollute except that it’s against our values of leaving the world better than we found it. Only you know[…] Keep reading →

How science improves leadership and coaching: My conversation with Ron Potter

posted by Joshua on May 13, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Models, Nature

Does a background in science help someone lead? … does it help someone coach? If so, how? I spoke with longtime leadership and executive coach Ron Potter, who came from an engineering and technical background to coach executives at top levels of major global companies, about how our backgrounds help. We covered: How a science[…] Keep reading →

Personal responsibility, leadership, and global warming

posted by Joshua on May 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

Global initiatives miss the one big change you, the person reading these words, have control over and nobody else does, which is your behavior. If you don’t change what you have control over, why would you expect or suspect anybody else would? Will you change what you can? Though I can’t prove it, I know[…] Keep reading →

Learning social and emotional skills is hard but worth it

posted by Joshua on May 9, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Exercises, Leadership, Relationships

Ultimately all the advice in the world leads to one simple starting point: You have to act, practice, and rehearse new skills to get their benefit and those first acts, as with any new skill, will be clumsy, embarrassing, and full of other challenges that will lead the novice to feel bad. If you try,[…] Keep reading →

Can I pick your brain? … Daniel Gefen’s wonderful, funny, penetrating interview of consistency and greatness you can achieve

posted by Joshua on April 28, 2017 in Audio, Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I wish I could convey how much fun Daniel Gefen and I had talking before the podcast. I think it comes out in the conversation. Beyond being fun, Daniel went into depth nobody has about something I long wished someone would—the motivation behind the burpees and sidchas. Most interviewers ask about what I do, less[…] Keep reading →

The Great Barrier Reef’s Demise and You

posted by Joshua on April 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

According to The Guardian: Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data ‘Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster,’ says one expert as Australia Research Council finds fresh damage across 8,000km I read this at a message board for geeks and entrepreneurs and shared the following, which I[…] Keep reading →

The opposite of consuming unnecessarily is not deprivation or unhappiness

posted by Joshua on April 7, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Perception

Apparently of all the materials we mine, extract, harvest and so on, after six months, less than one percent is still in use or in the product we got it for. Over 99% of what we get from the earth is used that long. I found that statistic from The Story of Stuff (video and[…] Keep reading →