Category Archives: Leadership

Reviews and reflections from guest speaking recently

on September 1, 2017 in Education, Exercises, Leadership, Stories

I recently guest hosted an online seminar for Park Howell‘s course in the Executive Masters of Sustainability Leadership program at ASU. The student reviews and reflections touched and inspired me. I can’t help sharing them. I described and performed one exercise from my Leadership Step by Step book and course. You can imagine that if these results come from one session, how much doing all the exercises in the book[…] Keep reading →

The Difference Between Leadership and Management

on August 30, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership

My Inc. post today “The Difference Between Leadership and Management,” begins The Difference Between Leadership and Management A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot What’s the difference between leadership and management? Everyone gets that each is important. Most people get that they overlap a lot.[…] Keep reading →

Last chance to improve your coaching with free admission to the premier online coaching summit for two readers!

on August 30, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Yesterday I announced that I’m offering two free passes to my readers for the premier online coaching summit—World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit—which starts TOMORROW. If you’re interested in one of those passes, email me how it will help you help others. Please make the subject “Spodek WBECS”. I’ll pick two people at random today who are subscribed to my newsletter (my page has subscription forms). A[…] Keep reading →

Want to improve your coaching? I’m offering free admission to the premier online coaching summit for two readers!

on August 29, 2017 in Education, Leadership

In June and July, I posted videos from my participating in the premier online coaching summit: World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) online summit. They were part of the pre-conference. I’m in touch with the organizers and scored two passes for the full summit, which starts THURSDAY, and I’m offering these free passes to my readers. If you’re interested in one of those passes, email me how it will[…] Keep reading →

Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words

on August 26, 2017 in Freedom, Leadership

My post the other day on LinkedIn, “Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words,” began In leadership, words matter. Leaders care about the people they lead and results, which often means caring about others’ interests ahead of their own, even when they disagree. Leaders know others will always have some different values. The challenge is to lead without getting mired in conflict. The most effective leaders influence the people they disagree with most. Consider Nelson Mandela negotiating[…] Keep reading →

If I led in the environment and no one knew my name, what change I created would be my legacy?

on August 25, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership

Following up Dov Baron‘s questions from yesterday and the day before, the next and last question he recommend me answering was Question: If I led in the environment and no one knew my name, what change I created would be my legacy? My answer: My legacy would be that people will view changing their behavior to reduce their pollution, greenhouse emissions, resource depletion, and the like as joyful fun opportunities[…] Keep reading →

What could make me give up leading in the environment?

on August 24, 2017 in Leadership, Nature

Following up yesterday’s advice from Dov Baron to answer the 5 whys, the next question he recommend me answering was what could make me give up leading in the environment. My first answer is if people changed their behaviors enough that the work was unnecessary. Since the overwhelmingly most common behavior people show when I prompt them to think about changing their behavior is to justify why they shouldn’t change,[…] Keep reading →