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Category Archives: Leadership

The best way to improve your teaching (and possibly your leadership): the SLA Summer Teaching Institute, July 17-21, 2017

posted by Joshua on March 6, 2017 in Education, Events, Leadership

I know my readership includes many educators, from K-12 through university through executive coaches. If you want to improve your teaching, no matter what level you teach, the best resource I’ve come across is Science Leadership Academy’s Summer Teaching Institute. I highly recommend spending a week this summer learning SLA-style teaching—no matter what level you[…] Keep reading →

My disillusion from visiting Columbia’s Earth and Environmental Science Department

posted by Joshua on March 4, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Nature

I’ll get in trouble for describing this visit as one of the most disillusioning interactions I’ve had for a long time. This post is part of a work in progress, of me disentangling my thoughts and impressions to figure out how to act in a community I’m partly an outsider, but whose involvement I consider[…] Keep reading →

A more personal podcast interview with Jared Angaza

posted by Joshua on March 2, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Freedom, Leadership

I comment these days that I’m becoming friends with the people interviewing me in podcasts and Jared Angaza’s interview of me, “Do the Thing,” is a perfect example. I’ve also said lately that if you put yourself out for public scrutiny, to succeed you can either create a persona and act like it or you[…] Keep reading →

Seeing Leadership Step by Step at a party on the host’s bookshelf!

posted by Joshua on February 28, 2017 in Leadership

Over the weekend, I found myself in my first social occasion where my book was on the shelf! It could have been a scene in a Woody Allen movie—an NYU/Columbia professor with his just-released book with intelligentsia enjoying cocktails. That made two copies there, since I bring a copy everywhere too. You never know when[…] Keep reading →

The heart of my leadership technique in a 46 second video!

posted by Joshua on February 24, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Tips

On top of my column with Inc., I did a series of videos in their Inc. Video: The Playbook series. Other speakers in the series include Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins. Yesterday we posted a video of me: How to Get Your Employees to Work With Passion subtitled Joshua Spodek, author of Leadership Step By[…] Keep reading →

Watch Callie Schweitzer, of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, interview of me

posted by Joshua on February 23, 2017 in Education, Leadership

Yesterday Callie Schweitzer—Global Managing Editor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, where I write a column—interviewed me about Leadership Step by Step and leadership in general. Click here or on the image below for the interview. She described it after as the best interview she’d done. Over 4,000 people have watched it already, so it’s one[…] Keep reading →

Leadership Step by Step spotted in the wild!

posted by Joshua on February 22, 2017 in Exercises, Leadership

Seen at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square! Some are in the business section, aside Richard Branson, some are downstairs, on the first floor, center. If you’re looking for a copy of Leadership Step by Step, and you should get one if you don’t, I recommend buying these copies. I signed them. I have[…] Keep reading →