Category Archives: Creativity

The Hardware Entrepreneur Interview: Effective project-based learning from astrophysicist turned entrepreneur, professor, with Joshua Spodek

on April 20, 2017 in Audio, Creativity, Education, Entrepreneurship

I’ve done a lot of podcasts lately. The latest is unique and more personal. Here’s why… As a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning, I was pleased to find a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning. This other guy is[…] Keep reading →

Genuineness and authenticity: What it takes

on February 17, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Education, Leadership, Visualization

I finally watched Gone With the Wind. People routinely rate it one of the top movies. Watching it, you automatically rate it by the standards of its time. But watch the acting these iconic scenes. The morning after watching the movie, I woke up realizing how ungenuine and inauthentic the acting was. Sure, by the standards of its time, the acting was probably great. But watch this scene, the opening[…] Keep reading →

Blurbs and Endorsements for Leadership Step by Step

on January 24, 2017 in Creativity, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Models

Reviews of Leadership Step by Step By Joshua Spodek Pre-order Leadership Step by Step on Amazon! Joshua is changing the game for leadership development and creating positive change. His insight to give a progression of exercises to practice is a once-in-a-lifetime game-changing advance in our field everyone else will follow. It’s better than business school courses because he has you create real positive change that lasts. Leadership is about doing, not[…] Keep reading →

Reflections on writing

on January 21, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

One of my online communities had a thread on writing a book this year. It led me to reflect on writing in a way that might help someone where I was before starting to write. I consider what I wrote relevant to practicing any craft or developing one’s passion. Here’s what I wrote: Last year was my big year for writing and finishing my book, Leadership Step by Step. It[…] Keep reading →

Mastery in writing, from Robert Caro

on December 5, 2016 in Art, Creativity, Exercises

I started to browse The Power Broker, Robert Caro’s colossal work on city political power and Robert Moses, and couldn’t put it down. The book is huge. It used to be a fixture in New York City apartments. You couldn’t miss its big bold lettering on the big white spine on people’s book shelves. I don’t know how many people started or finished it, but I loved reading it. Caro[…] Keep reading →

More great opening lines to books

on October 25, 2016 in Art, Creativity

Following up my first post on great opening lines to books, and getting the galley to my first non-self-published book, I found some more. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind[…] Keep reading →

Looking for a mastermind group?

on September 3, 2016 in Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Events, Leadership

Do you have ideas or potential you’re looking to develop? Do you find having others help while you help them spurs more creativity and action? Then you may want to work with a mastermind group. My friend and fellow coach, Silvia Christmann, is leading two eight-week curated groups, one starting September 15, the other September 20. While I coach, I don’t have any stake in her work. I can tell[…] Keep reading →

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