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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.

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A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday)

posted by Joshua on July 29, 2016 in Inc.com, Leadership
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My Inc.com post yesterday, “A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday)” began

A Leadership Lesson From Nelson Mandela (Happy Birthday)

Nelson Mandela, perhaps the greatest leader of our time, would have turned 98 last week. Here is an example of him leading his jailers on his way to becoming President.

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela, arguably the greatest leader of our time. He would have turned 98 last week.

He led as a human, through empathy, compassion, and understanding, not authority. In fact, his political opponents had far more authority, resources, weapons, money, and everything.

Yet he led them.

Don’t like your work? Mandela had to break stone for decades.

Think you have a bad boss? Mandela’s leaders put him in prison for life.

Yet he negotiated with two Presidents from prison… and got their jobs, becoming the father of a nation.

If you want to lead, influence, manage, sell, hustle, or anything of the sort, you need to know how to read and work with people’s emotions. Mandela was a master of emotions—his and others’.

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There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both.

posted by Joshua on July 28, 2016 in Inc.com, Leadership
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My Inc.com post yesterday, “There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both.” begins: There Are 2 Kinds of Inspiration. If You Want to Inspire, Better Know Both. Some leaders inspire a nation to sacrifice to get to the moon. Others to buy steak knives. Both work, as long as[…] Keep reading →

Listen to Laura Coe’s Art of Authenticity podcast interview of me

posted by Joshua on July 27, 2016 in Audio
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Laura Coe‘s podcast, The Art of Authenticity, is exactly what you’d expect from the title. She finds the simplicity and expressiveness in being yourself through conversations with people who get it. From the podcast page: It’s time to get authentic—without the fluff. With The Art of Authenticity, Laura Coe—mother, author, entrepreneur, and philosophy lover—gets real[…] Keep reading →