Category Archives: Leadership

My second TEDx talk, “What everyone gets wrong about the environment” and how to get it right

on November 7, 2019 in Events, Leadership, Nature, Stories

I am deeply grateful to the TEDxWaltham team for inviting me and hosting the event, October 5, 2019. Here’s the blurb: Josh shares his remarkable, radical, personal journey to more sustainable living — away from a standard American diet (and life) to his vegan, nearly package-free diet and away from a jet-setting lifestyle to not flying for 4.5 years and counting — and his profound discovery of a common misconception[…] Keep reading →

Dr. Pelè hosted me on the I GOT HAPPY podcast!

on October 25, 2019 in Audio, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Dr. Pelè is a bestselling author, musician, and host of the I GOT HAPPY Podcast, where he features the stories of highly successful executives, experts, and entrepreneurs. He is the Bestselling Author of Big-Ticket Clients: You Can’t Catch A Whale With A Worm. First, check out his page, listen to his music, read his story, and see how and why he’s spreading so much happiness. Next, see my episode, which[…] Keep reading →

Differences between management and leadership

on September 23, 2019 in Leadership, Models

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 →

My third Hidden Why, with Leigh Martinuzzi

on September 15, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

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 →

TEDx talk #2! . . . three chances to see it live

on September 12, 2019 in Events, Leadership, Nature

EDIT (11/7/19): The posted the talk: Now back to my original post: 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[…] Keep reading →

Why Greta Thunberg is the Leader of the Future

on September 10, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

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.

Does Personal Action Matter?

on September 6, 2019 in Awareness, Habits, Leadership

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 →

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