If you want extraordinary performance, know extraordinary performers.

Joshua earned a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both at Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He teaches and coaches leadership at Columbia, NYU, and privately. He has founded several companies, one operating globally since 1999, with a half-dozen patents to his name. He competed athletically at a national and world level.

He writes from experience and a scientist’s perspective on creating success professionally and personally – leadership, entrepreneurship, emotions, social skills, influence, decision-making, negotiation, conflict resolution, perception, motivation, attraction, managing groups and teams, and more.


He has been quoted and profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Fortune, CNN, and the major broadcast networks.

His coaching clients come from McKinsey, Bain, BCG, JP Morgan, Google, and more.

His clients include graduates of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Dartmouth, Penn, and more.

Esquire Magazine named him “Best and Brightest” in its annual Genius issue.

You can book him as a coach or speaker.

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FROM THE BLOG

  • Box of Crayons – which business is Michael in and what kind of tools does he use? [5:15]

  • What happened to the sense of the inconvenient truth and that of leadership? – [9:37]

  • How do the environmental challenges connect to personal values? – [16:45]

  • The tragedy of the commons and do you care about it? – [20:00]

  • Is the issue for you avoiding the thin veneer of civilization from disappearing or protecting that? – [26:33]

  • What does Michael choose as a challenge? – [29:23]

  • It’s not a knowing problem, it’s a doing problem – [33:44]

  • 100-mile diet while 100 miles away from home – [40:10]

Books/companies/links mentioned

  • The Coaching Habit” by Michael Bungay Stanier

  • Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air” by David J. C. MacKay

  • Amazon https://www.amazon.com/

Contact

  • Michael on Twitter @boxofcrayons

Learn to make Meaningful Connections

with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.

Including

  • Step by step instructions
  • Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
  • An excerpt from my book

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