Category Archives: Leadership
I may have written these views before, but I find they boil management, leadership, and their differences to their essence, so if I’m repeating myself, I think they’re worth it. Effective management results in compliance. Effective leadership results in inspiration. Leaders without management skills are often dreamers who don’t get things done. Management without leadership is the DMV. If you want an engineer to sell, you can promise all the[…] Keep reading →
The best conversations and podcast episodes come from friends and experienced conversationalists. Leigh and I have recorded enough together to become friends, though he’s in Australia. Today he released our third conversation on his podcast, the Hidden Why (our past episodes). We covered environmental leadership and initiative. I recommend listening. Leigh is an expert, experienced interviewer. He plogs too. His show notes: Welcome back, Josh. This is my third time[…] Keep reading →
Hello all, I’m pleased to announce my second TEDx talk: TEDxWaltham! This TEDx theme is Going Places. I proposed speaking on not flying and they went for it. It’s really about joy, but I’m sworn to secrecy beyond that. I’m enthusiastic to go in a contrarian direction. Who knows, maybe karma I created helped lead to Greta sailing here from Europe. I’d love to involve you so here are 3[…] Keep reading →
Read my post in Thrive Global following my speaking to her briefly when her boat docked a week and a half ago, then seeing her speak with Naomi Klein last night at an event hosted by The Intercept. Here she is at the event: Yes, my camera phone is the world’s crappiest. EDIT: Here’s the event. Naomi Klein begins introducing her at 36:38 and Greta begins speaking at 42:45.
If you don’t think personal action makes a difference on big things like elections or the environment, try looking at it this way. I’ll put it in terms of the environment, but it applies to diet, voting, self-expression, and more. Many people do many things against their environmental values. Not just in general, but many times daily. They buy packaged food, they eat packaged food several times daily. They drive[…] Keep reading →
Maybe you saw the headlines that Google and YouTube had to pay a fine, paltry for them, for collecting kids’ personal information. From the headline, I didn’t think it seemed like such a big deal, as much as I value privacy, as much as I avoid Google, and as much as I value protecting helpless people from predatory entities. But reading the article, I saw how much they used the[…] Keep reading →
I ran into my podcast guest who lives near me and has a Nobel Prize and he happened to have it with him. He didn’t have it when he came over to record and for my famous no-packaging vegetable stew, so I hadn’t seen it. So there we were on Sixth Avenue, people walking by not realizing we were holding a genuine Nobel Prize. On the podcast I asked him[…] Keep reading →