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

What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?

My post on LinkedIn today, “What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?,” begins

What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?

Screen shot of my post “What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?”

What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?

This post is about my great passion, leadership—in particular, how beliefs, mental models, and words motivate and influence. I also care a lot about: fitness.

America’s normalization of sedentary lifestyles

Inactivity and diseases of excess are so prevalent in the U.S. that even the Centers for Disease Control’s Benefits of Physical Activity page treats inactivity as normal and activity as something to go out of your way for.

I find that perspective discouraging so I edited the text to normalize activity instead. Click the CDC page for the original.

Read the rest at What If the CDC Normalized Activity Instead of Inactivity?.

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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The Creative Warriors podcast interview

Jeffrey Shaw hosts the Creative Warriors podcast and he just posted our interview. I enjoyed the interview a lot. He listened and asked meaningful questions that gave me a chance to share on leadership, learning, vulnerability, and more. Listen to the interview Listen to the interview Here are the show notes: When you think of[…] Keep reading →

I predict Donald Trump will have a Richard III moment

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! I predict that Donald Trump will, as president, find himself without allies, under attack, and bewildered, lashing out, realizing he’s run out of anything to offer anyone. This will come after he’s surrounded by sycophants, maybe family, abandoned by anyone who could get anything from him.[…] Keep reading →