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Category Archives: Stories

Transformative Leadership, a guest post from Jethro Jones

posted by Joshua on July 21, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Stories

Jethro Jones is hosting the Transformative Leadership summit. I know him because he hosts the Transformative Principal podcast. Here’s my conversation with him, “How You Learn Is As Important As What You Learn.” I’m participating in the summit. We recorded part of my session, and if you want to improve your leadership, you’ll benefit from[…] Keep reading →

How to Step Up Your Leadership Game With Storytelling

posted by Joshua on July 10, 2017 in Audio, Creativity, Exercises, Stories

Park Howell hosts the Business of Storytelling podcast. Today he released our interview about storytelling and how to improve your storytelling for business. Everybody agrees on the value of storytelling in all human communications. All the more in business. Listen to the conversation! Bonus that I missed saying in the interview By the way, when[…] Keep reading →

My 12-minute conversation with record-holding podcaster Engel Jones

posted by Joshua on May 16, 2017 in Audio, Education, Stories

Engel Jones holds the record for most podcasts, I believe. Our podcast was the most mellow I’ve been on. We spoke about Education Memories Earliest memories Music, and More. Plus, all his podcasts are about 12 minutes, so convenient for listening. Mine was 16 minutes. He posted mine today—his 1,128th. I recommend listening to mine[…] Keep reading →

The value of technique: My student connects with a billionaire and gets invited to Harvard using skills from the course!

posted by Joshua on April 27, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, Stories

I was delighted to read the email below from a former student. You can tell that English is not her native language, nor is America her native culture. Yet you’ll see she turned a standard business meeting assigned to her into a meaningful connection. That’s the value of technique: it works even when you wouldn’t[…] Keep reading →

Absurdly Useful Leadership Tactics That You Can Use Today: the second interview with Jim Harshaw

posted by Joshua on March 27, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models, SIDCHAs, Stories

I don’t know if the interviewers are getting better, if I’m developing in conversation, or if I’m just enjoying podcast conversations more, but it feels like the interviews are getting better all the time. Yesterday, Jim Harshaw (scroll down to learn more about him) of the Success Through Failure podcast posted our second conversation. Second[…] Keep reading →

How to Turn the Knob of Leadership and Your Life: The Tanner Gers Interview

posted by Joshua on March 21, 2017 in Audio, Freedom, Habits, Stories

I can’t say enough about Tanner Gers. He posted the podcast of our conversation today. We had a great time talking about life and doing things. A bit of a love-fest between two people who admire and respect each other. Before linking to the podcast, a few words about Tanner from his about page. If[…] Keep reading →