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Category Archives: Models

Stop Unwanted Beliefs From Sabotaging Your Self-Improvement: Read my guest post in Tanveer Naseer’s blog

posted by Joshua on January 18, 2017 in Awareness, Leadership, Models, Tips

Tanveer Naseer is the recipient of several awards and recognitions as one of the top thinkers/writers in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts, earning a #3 ranking on HR Examiner’s Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership, and being consistent ranked on numerous lists[…] Keep reading →

Listen to a wonderful interview of me by Sami Honkonen of Boss Level podcast

posted by Joshua on January 17, 2017 in Exercises, Freedom, Leadership, Models, Perception

Sami Honkonen records Boss Level Podcast Interviews with interesting people doing awesome things Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to[…] Keep reading →

Redefining possibility: This 85-year-old marathoner runs faster than you

posted by Joshua on December 29, 2016 in Fitness, Models

I remember people telling me as a kid that it was inevitable to get fat when you turned 30 or 40. When you’re young, you believe grown-ups. Sadly, you don’t know that they’re just telling you beliefs they’ve told themselves to excuse their mediocrity or having chosen ice cream and cookies in their two options[…] Keep reading →

The leader as accompanist

posted by Joshua on December 15, 2016 in Education, Leadership, Models

The mainstream view of the leader is as the quarterback or command-and-control general. It’s changing, but those views seem the most common. Different models for leading work better for different situations. Alternative models that I find work more often are that The leader serves his or her followers, see “Lessons in leadership from Frances Hesselbein,[…] Keep reading →

It pays to blow your mind sometimes

posted by Joshua on December 8, 2016 in Awareness, Models, Nature, Nonjudgment, Perception

Flexibility in your beliefs and mental models is a key part of intelligence and leadership. Your beliefs influence how you see the world. Only being able to see things one way confines you to a mental jail and keeps you from solving problems. Think of the 4-minute mile. When everyone believed breaking it was impossible,[…] Keep reading →

What I do

posted by Joshua on July 8, 2016 in Education, Leadership, Models

A friend read my book, ReModel, and asked me: Josh, what’s your model about yourself? He clarified: You wrote about how people can be Cathedral-Builders instead of being miserable. What’s your equivalent of being a Cathedral-Builder? “Cathedral-Builder” refers to the parable of The Three Stonecutters: Many years ago, a passerby saw three workers cutting stones[…] Keep reading →