Category Archives: Leadership

Chasing Coral and Personal Responsibility

on March 21, 2018 in, Leadership, Nature

Chasing Coral and Personal Responsibility A brilliant, important documentary on the environment viewed from a leadership and the environment perspective. The documentary Chasing Coral is emotionally evocative and hauntingly, tragically beautiful. I can see why it got its stellar reviews. I recommend it. While I support their goals, I hope it’s the last “Do as I say, not as I do” documentary. They undermine efforts to change people’s behavior to pollute less. Here’s the trailer:[…] Keep reading →

Roger Bannister, the 4-Minute Mile, and Leadership

on March 16, 2018 in, Leadership

Roger Bannister, the 4-Minute Mile, and Leadership We who strive for more can learn from the great athlete, no matter our field. The greatest lesson we can learn from the achievement of Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954 and who died at 88 yesterday, arises from someone else breaking his record only seven weeks later. And then many times since. Why? Because as great as his physical feat, it shows that his mental feat was[…] Keep reading →

The Future of Environmental Leadership

on March 14, 2018 in, Leadership, Nature

The Future of Environmental Leadership Want to lead? The opportunities to lead in the environment may be the best around. Hosting the Leadership and the Environment podcast has led to a lot of conversations on leadership and the environment. As an entrepreneur and adjunct professor of leadership, I talk to many who want to become leaders. Many shun working on the environment because they think it will distract from their career and leadership ambitions. They excuse[…] Keep reading →

Learn to lead without relying on authority: Two workshops this week. You’re invited.

on March 12, 2018 in Education, Events, Leadership, Nature

The Leadership and the Environment podcast team is growing, which means expanding to new ways to Develop people’s leadership and Act on the environment I’ve interviewed Ryan and Ben, the podcast’s newest teammates so you’ll get to meet them when their interviews get processed. In the meantime, we’ve organized two leadership development workshops THIS WEEK: Wednesday and Thursday, 6pm–8pm at NYU. Click these links to register and for the details,[…] Keep reading →

Dov Baron brings the best out of you. See his interview of me.

on March 11, 2018 in Audio, Leadership

Dov Baron—bestselling author, leadership coach (and more), named by Inc. as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers and host of Full Monty Leadership—is probably the most dynamic, authentic, and colorful guest I’ve had on my podcast. To illustrate his authenticity, he took the greatest personal challenge to live by his environmental values—to consider getting rid of his car. Not just any car, but a Jaguar that he aspired to[…] Keep reading →

What Does LeBron James Know About Leadership?

on March 8, 2018 in, Leadership

What Does LeBron James Know About Leadership? Athletes learn and practice leadership. They get elected. We can learn from them. To tell an athlete to “shut up and dribble” shows profound misunderstanding of how much sports and athletics teach leadership, all the more so among leaders of champion teams. If you read Inc. to improve your leadership, LeBron James may have his flaws, as any leader does, but remains an exemplary role model. As a leadership professor,[…] Keep reading →

“Why the Ivy League could end up like the big 3 carmakers: utterly disrupted” My story in Quartz

on March 2, 2018 in Education, Leadership

Joshua Spodek Uneducated at Any GPA Is the Ivy League Today Big 3 Auto of the 1960s? America’s top universities today are like America’s Big 3 car manufacturers of the 60s: hugely profitable, projecting growth for decades, the envy of the world, dominating their markets, dictating terms to customers and employees, and accelerating to bankruptcy. Cars aren’t diplomas, but besides the obvious differences between the fields, systemic similarities suggest a[…] Keep reading →

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