Following up the podcast I loved with Jim Harshaw that I posted two days ago, Jim prepares an action sheet for each conversation. Click here for the pdf of it. I also copied the text here so you can see some of what the conversation was about.
I’ll include podcast below the text so you can listen to it from this page. I’m confident you’ll like it.
Wrestling with Success Podcast
Action Plan Episode #58
Today I bring you Josh Spodek. A Professor at NYU and columnist for Inc., he holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics as well as an MBA, both from Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He holds six patents.He leads seminars in Leadership, Creativity, Sales, Strategy, and Motivation at institutions including Columbia Business School, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and MIT.
His coaching clients include start-up founders as well as employees of Citigroup, American Express, Google, Yahoo!, Sony, IBM, ExxonMobil, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and many others. He has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and others.
He’s completed 6 marathons and competed at the world level in Ultimate Frisbee. His blog at JoshuaSpodek.com is for successful people who want to bring about more of that success, which is what we’re going to talk about today.
Josh Spodek on Leadership
Understanding Yourself: Mindfulness, perception, awareness on how you think,
Leading Yourself: Creating habits, how to speak authentically
Understanding Others: Taking what you’ve learned so far and extrapolating this. Using the tools.
Leading Others: How to behave and communicate in ways that people feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities with you so that you can help them and lead them effectively.
“Martin Luther King wasn’t leading people to do what he wanted them to to. He was leading them to do what they wanted to do in the first place.”
“Eisenhower said that leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
“If you just think it’s about you, they’re going to view you as imposing your values on them more than helping them achieve what they want. If you have people that don’t
want to do what needs to be done, you have a hiring issue. You’ve created the team ineffectively.”
“The more you put the interests of other people first, the more effective you’re going o be.”
SIDCHA: Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity
Josh does 52 burpees every day. He started with 10 and when that got too easy, he did 11. He now does 26 every morning and 26 every night. He’s up to nearly 80,000
He blogs everyday. He’s done so for 6 years with over 2,200 blog posts.
“A lot of people say to me, ‘Wow, you must have a lot of discipline to do this. You must have a lot of dedication.’ But they have it backwards. It’s not that I have a lot of discipline and therefore I can do this. I did this and it developed my discipline.”
Getting to Yes by Bruce Patton, Roger Fisher and William Ury
Gimp by Mark Zupan
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Leadership, Step by Step by Josh Spodek (coming soon)
http://www.SIDCHA.com (coming soon as of publish date of 8.1.16)
Other shows references
Episode 33 with Dr. Rob Gilbert (Success Hotline)
Episode 27 with Joe DeSena (Spartan Races)
Episode 47 with Wayne Kurtz (goal setting, 30 Ironmans in 30 days!)
Episode 54 with Tommy Baker
Here’s the podcast, as promised. Click the image below to listen. Thank you, Jim!
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