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Category Archives: Relationships

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Find Sexual Satisfaction Outside Your Marriage?

posted by Joshua on October 9, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Find Sexual Satisfaction Outside Your Marriage?” I am married and have three children with my husband. For the most part, our lives are happy. My husband and I have[…] Keep reading →

Origins: of me and teaching leadership

posted by Joshua on September 11, 2016 in Art, Awareness, Education, Freedom, Nonjudgment, Relationships, Visualization

My reasons for teaching leadership experientially today are mainly To enable people to create meaning, value, importance, purpose, and passion in their lives and in the lives of people around them Because the challenges the next several generations will face require changing behavior on a global scale, which are social and emotional challenges, not technical,[…] Keep reading →

How off-the-mark gifts destroy relationships, what to do about it, and how it helps you as a leader

posted by Joshua on September 1, 2016 in Leadership, Relationships, Tips

Do you ever get a gift that’s almost what you want, but not quite? People who know me know I don’t like books, as I wrote about in “Less, please“. Sometimes someone gives me a book. I don’t want it. I can get it from the library across the street from me. Now I have[…] Keep reading →

Start conversations and relationships with “passion”: vindicated by Fast Company

posted by Joshua on August 31, 2016 in Leadership, Relationships, Tips

A reader and former NYU collaborator sent me this article from Fast Company under their “Leadership” heading: “27 Questions To Ask Instead Of “What Do You Do?” She knows my passion for effective and meaningful conversation, making people feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities, and supporting them on things they care about. Longtime readers will remember[…] Keep reading →

Quora Saturday: What men love, thought leaders, no-strings-attached sex, entrepreneurship, and falling in love

posted by Joshua on August 27, 2016 in Quora, Relationships

Continuing my Saturday series on posting my answers to questions from Quora, here are my next questions answered: What makes a man feel loved? Which business thought leaders do you follow and why? It seems that guys nowadays are just interested in no-strings-attached-sex. How is it possible in this day and age to find a[…] Keep reading →

Want to connect with people that matter? Take Michael Roderick’s “The Connector’s Path”

posted by Joshua on August 18, 2016 in Education, Events, Relationships

Michael Roderick is a superconnector—the type of person that gets written up and interviewed for his passion for connecting people and helping people make things happen. I owe several extremely productive relationships to him as well as close friendships. I’ve learned that when he suggests a connection, it’s worth making. If I share with him[…] Keep reading →

Surprises are for birthdays and competitors. Nothing else.

posted by Joshua on August 12, 2016 in Relationships

I don’t like getting or giving surprises in relationships. The only exceptions are for birthday parties and the competition. Everyone else I try to prepare as early as I can. I do my best to foster relationships where people feel comfortable telling me things as early as they can, even if it would make me[…] Keep reading →