Category Archives: Leadership

Did Donald Trump Destroy Godwin’s Law?

posted by Joshua on August 18, 2017 in Leadership

My post on Medium yesterday, “Did Donald Trump Destroy Godwin’s Law?,” began Did Donald Trump Destroy Godwin’s Law? As a nerd who values old school internet memes, I value Godwin’s Law — an internet staple since 1990, that as online discussions grow, people become more likely to compare the other side to Hitler. Its meaning and poignancy rests[…] Keep reading →

What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?

posted by Joshua on August 17, 2017 in Fitness, Leadership

My post on LinkedIn today, “What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?,” begins What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity? This post is about my great passion, leadership—in particular, how beliefs, mental models, and words motivate and influence. I also care a lot about: fitness. America’s normalization of sedentary lifestyles Inactivity and diseases of[…] Keep reading →

The Creative Warriors podcast interview

posted by Joshua on August 16, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

Jeffrey Shaw hosts the Creative Warriors podcast and he just posted our interview. I enjoyed the interview a lot. He listened and asked meaningful questions that gave me a chance to share on leadership, learning, vulnerability, and more. Listen to the interview Listen to the interview Here are the show notes: When you think of[…] Keep reading →

I predict Donald Trump will have a Richard III moment

posted by Joshua on August 16, 2017 in Leadership, Nonjudgment

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! I predict that Donald Trump will, as president, find himself without allies, under attack, and bewildered, lashing out, realizing he’s run out of anything to offer anyone. This will come after he’s surrounded by sycophants, maybe family, abandoned by anyone who could get anything from him.[…] Keep reading →

Another word English is missing

posted by Joshua on August 11, 2017 in Leadership

The word leadership is a fine word that describes a practice of influence, persuasion, strategy, vision, and all of what you think it means. It doesn’t describe what I teach. It’s the closest I’ve come across, but it’s off. The biggest problem is that leadership, in today’s world, implies business more than what I teach.[…] Keep reading →

What to Learn from Google’s Missing Leadership on the Diversity Memo

posted by Joshua on August 9, 2017 in Leadership

My post on LinkedIn yesterday, “What to Learn from Google’s Missing Leadership on the Diversity Memo,” has 683 upvotes so far. It begins What to Learn from Google’s Missing Leadership on the Diversity Memo When I was in graduate school, my university, Columbia, was considering changing its policy on allowing ROTC on campus. The university[…] Keep reading →

Join my workshop at the New York Public Library, Saturday September 9

posted by Joshua on August 8, 2017 in Education, Events, Exercises, Leadership

You’ve heard about my book, Leadership Step by Step, its 60+ 5-star reviews, and how its exercises change lives. I may have told you about the standing ovations I get at workshops. Now you can see me at a public workshop where I’ll cover one of my book’s most popular (and fun to learn) exercises.[…] Keep reading →