Want to learn and practice one of the most effective leadership techniques? Then join me for a workshop, Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm.
I look forward to seeing you there.
From the announcement:
Feedforward by Professor Joshua Spodek
Interesting Talks is incredibly excited to welcome Joshua Spodek. Joshua is professor at New York University and is visiting London. We are lucky enough to have him speak at our group. This will set out FAST!
We are truly honoured to have a speaker of this stature visit our group.
Feedforward by Professor Joshua Spodek
What if you could remove the conflict and fear from performance reviews, instead making them positive and mutually productive?
Some 30 years ago, the renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith coined the term “feedforward” to describe a new kind of performance appraisal. Instead of traditional feedback, in which bosses review employees’ past behaviour, he suggested bosses and employees alike ask for guidance on what they might do better in the future. Feedforward has proved successful for thousands of leaders at all levels.
Marshall is one of Josh’s most important mentors. With Marshall’s endorsement, Josh will teach you feedforward and give you the chance to practice with your fellow students. In addition, Josh will share three of his own applications of the technique.
You’ll learn how to use feedforward:
- To make traditional feedback sessions better
- To make worthwhile connections at networking events
- To resolve conflicts
This seminar offers:
- The opportunity to learn and practice a highly effective and well-tested leadership tool
- A fun, interactive environment
- A method that works for anyone—shy or gregarious, old or young, student or working professional
- A skill you can practice all your life for both professional and personal development
Joshua Spodek earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (Forbes Magazine and ABC News) with success in such diverse fields as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education.
A Professor at NYU, he holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both from Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite orbiting the Earth as part of a multi-billion-dollar decade-plus mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA. He left academia to co-found a venture, Submedia, to bring to market his invention—a technology to show motion-pictures to subway riders moving between stations—starting the field of commercial in-tunnel motion-pictures. Submedia has grown worldwide to install dozens of displays in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He holds six patents. He co-founded and helped lead several education ventures, including partnering with New York City Public Schools. He has taught art at Parsons the New School for Design and NYU-Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
Fascinated and surprised at how well business schools taught leadership, which he had previously thought unteachable, he studied it, soon becoming a leadership and executive coach for Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence (and to private coaching clients). He leads seminars in Leadership, Creativity, Sales, Strategy, and Motivation at institutions including Columbia Business School, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, NYU-Stern School of Business, INSEAD Singapore, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. As one of few people in the world to have visited North Korea twice, he has lectured on North Korean strategy at Columbia University and in South Korea and China. He wrote a book on North Korean strategy reviewed as “a very thought-provoking read that may totally change how you interpret the country.”
His coaching clients include start-up founders as well as employees of McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, UBS, Bear Stearns, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, American Express, Blackrock, DE Shaw, the IMF, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Google, Yahoo!, Sony, IBM, Oracle, Honda, Carnegie Hall, SOM, Lionsgate, William Morris, Creative Artists, Time Magazine, CBS, Universal McCann, Proctor & Gamble, ExxonMobil, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and others.
His clients include graduates of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton, Duke, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Indian Institute of Technology, Northwestern, NYU, the U.S. Naval Academy, and others.
He has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Fox, NY1, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The New York Observer, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Newsweek, Forbes, Worth, Esquire, The Guardian, Nikkei Shimbun, The South China Morning Post, The Taipei Times, The Village Voice, Artlog, PSFK, Metropolis Magazine, Salon, Gothamist, Slashdot, and more.
As an artist he has shown large public art installations in New York City’s Bryant Park and Union Square and Amsterdam’s Dam Square. He has had solo shows in New York City, group shows across the country, and has shown in museums, Art Basel Miami Beach, MTV, and more. His work won an Obie Award for Design Excellence and reached the semifinals in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
He finished six marathons and counting (3:51 best), competed at the World and National level of Ultimate Frisbee (with teams ranked #5 at College Nationals, #8 at Club Nationals, and #11 at Worlds), including captaining his college team as well as playing at the first Ultimate Tournament in Pyongyang, North Korea. For fun he swam across the Hudson River and has jumped out of two airplanes. He has visited 26 countries on six continents, including years in Paris, Ahmedabad (India), and Shanghai. He lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.
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