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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  • Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
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FROM THE BLOG

How Do I Live My Values?

Daniel Bauer uncovered what I’m up to next and what led me to it in his second interview of me for his Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. He released it yesterday.

All the burpees, vegetables, and so on are leading up to a lot more than just personal habits, as the conversation reveals.

The next big step is the podcast launch, featuring some big names—a Pulitzer Prize winner, tens-of-millions-times-viewed TED talker, New York Times bestselling authors, and more—sharing their struggles you don’t normally see. Daniel and I talked about its origins and why such big names are doing it, even pre-launch.

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Living Your Values Daily -- Better Leaders Better Schools' Joshua Spodek interview

Living Your Values Daily — Better Leaders Better Schools’ Joshua Spodek interview

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Daniel also interviewed me in episode 79: Great Leaders Aren’t Superheroes.

Daniel’s show notes:

Josh Spodek Show Highlights

  • Science is about the beauty of nature
  • Josh’s interest in conservation
  • How deprivation and sacrifice learned to discovery and joy
  • Do you suppress information that doesn’t align with your beliefs?
  • The power of living your values
  • Your life gets better as a result of change
  • Have you influenced 1 today?
  • What is your daily challenge?
  • And have you challenged someone to something today?
  • Doing hard things builds experience that will push you through future challenges

Sacrifice Can Lead To Joy -- Better Leaders Better Schools

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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