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Category Archives: Education

Watch Callie Schweitzer, of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, interview of me

posted by Joshua on February 23, 2017 in Education, Leadership

Yesterday Callie Schweitzer—Global Managing Editor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, where I write a column—interviewed me about Leadership Step by Step and leadership in general. Click here or on the image below for the interview. She described it after as the best interview she’d done. Over 4,000 people have watched it already, so it’s one[…] Keep reading →

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

posted by Joshua on February 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, Perception

Mark Bidwell, founder and podcast host of Innovation Ecosystem, posted today a wonderful interview about Leadership Step by Step, experiential learning, exercises, and more. I can only describe Mark as someone who gets it. He ascended the corporate ladder, where he drove innovation, built teams, and so on, then found there was more to life[…] Keep reading →

How To Lead Better Through Practice: Watch a video with me and David Burkus

posted by Joshua on February 20, 2017 in Education, Exercises, Leadership

David Burkus is a writer, speaker, and coach on leadership and creativity. A mutual friend put us in touch and he’s helped me with my book, coaching, and writing since. He’s also hosting the Work Smarter Summit, an online summit of speakers, interviews, teachers, and thought leaders. I’m one of the speakers! … That means[…] Keep reading →

Genuineness and authenticity: What it takes

posted by Joshua 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[…] Keep reading →

Amazon ships Leadership Step by Step today!

posted by Joshua on February 16, 2017 in Education, Exercises, Leadership

Several milestones mark a book’s publication. Amazon.com is the dominant book retailer and today they officially started shipping my book, Leadership Step by Step. Early reviews look promising: 27 5-star reviews and 1 4-star. Here’s a screenshot The book has jumped to 472nd place in leadership, an auspicious beginning. Still, 471 places to go. I[…] Keep reading →

Forbes profiles three graduates of my course!

posted by Joshua on February 14, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Stories

Forbes’s Carrie Kerpen profiled three graduates of my entrepreneurship course in, “Three Important Lessons Women Learn Early In Their Careers.” The three students—Nikita, Grace, and Nahima—did the course’s exercises with diligence and discipline. None of them knew how experiential the course would be and didn’t expect to create projects that impassioned them or their customers[…] Keep reading →

An educational, learning perspective on Leadership Step by Step from the Better Leadership Better Schools podcast

posted by Joshua on February 8, 2017 in Education, Leadership

Daniel Bauer of the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast interviewed me and posted it today. As Daniel helps develop school leaders, mainly K-12, he approached Leadership Step by Step and my work from a more learning and educational perspective than most of the business and personal development approaches of other interviews. It’s a natural perspective[…] Keep reading →