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— Marshall Goldsmith

Astrophysicist turned new media whiz — NBC

Passionate … confident … — Forbes

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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

I'm friendly and my cooking is to die for, so invite yourself over when you're near Greenwich Village.


Leadership Step by Step in elevators

on September 12, 2017 in Education, Leadership

I woke to emails that media coverage of my book, Leadership Step by Step, is appearing in elevator TV screens in office buildings. Naturally, being interviewed to appear in the pieces means I knew it was coming, but it still feels great for people to see it. Thank you to C-Suite TV for hosting!

Why do you read my blog? How often do you read it?

on September 11, 2017 in Blog

Hello daily readers, I haven’t asked you in a while about your thoughts and feelings about the blog. I’d love to hear from you. Do you mind responding by email or in the comments below: Why do you read my blog? What do you like and want more of? What do you dislike and want less of? Any advice to improve it? Anything I didn’t think to ask? I expect[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Is Sex With a Brain-Damaged Man Assault?

on September 10, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Is Sex With a Brain-Damaged Man Assault?” There is a man in our congregation who suffered a head injury in an accident. He is now permanently cognitively damaged. He lives in his own home with helpers. He has difficulty speaking and says that he has greater difficulty understanding what is said[…] Keep reading →

Leadership & The Environment. How to Align Your Life With Your Values & Live Purposefully

on September 9, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

In June, Leigh Martinuzzi, host of the Hidden Why podcast, gave me a break/kick-in-the-butt to record my first audio in “My first guest “host” on a podcast: The Hidden Why, by Leigh Martinuzzi.” We met online. Talking about podcasts, I thought he might have me as a guest. Instead he suggested I record a solo message. I was anxious to fly solo, but did, despite taking weeks to record. It[…] Keep reading →

Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential

on September 8, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Joan Sotkin hosts The Prosperity Show podcast and today posted “Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential,” her conversation with me. The show’s subtitle is A holistic approach to business and financial success, which is what we covered: business from a holistic perspective—about emotions, motivations, learning, and more. It’s what she covers in general, without getting ethereal or too theoretical. As a bonus you get to hear birds chirping in the[…] Keep reading →

The Joy of Running and Burpees

on September 7, 2017 in Fitness, Habits

Kari Gormley hosts the Running Lifestyle podcast and today she posted her interview of me, “The Joy of Running and Burpees.” She’s done the podcast long enough to go beyond just running to connecting it to more about life. It’s an enjoyable conversation stemming from an enjoyable part of life. Some people don’t get exercise and how it contributes everywhere. This conversation covers that joy. Listen to the podcast. Here[…] Keep reading →

Why high intensity interval training works, according to me

on September 6, 2017 in Fitness, Models, Nature

Now that I’ve picked up the habit of high intensity interval training, I’ve developed a belief about it that explains why it increases your cardio-respiratory system so well—that minutes of HIIT exercise can give you the benefit of hours of moderate exercise. Muscles develop when you stress them. You build skeletal muscles by stressing them, such as by lifting as much as you can. If you can left, say, 25[…] Keep reading →