Search Results for: project based learning

328: Tony Wagner, Learning by Heart

on April 19, 2020 in Podcast

People often ask for advice on how to lead in a given situation, what leadership means, or one tip they can improve their leadership with. Nearly none of the questions help someone improve their leadership. The most useful question I can think of is: How do I learn to lead? In other words, what steps can I take to learn to lead? No leader would answer: read a lot of[…] Keep reading →

Mind-blowing learning that works: Self-Directed Education

on September 14, 2018 in Education, Freedom, Models

Sometimes you discover a way of doing things so obviously more effective than how you were taught that you can’t believe how twisted our society has become. The new way shows how much the systems we’ve created twist us to fit their goals, however much those goals smother and corrupt our basic humanity that served us for hundreds of thousands of years, living in harmony with our world, and still[…] Keep reading →

An educational, learning perspective on Leadership Step by Step from the Better Leadership Better Schools podcast

on February 8, 2017 in Education, Leadership

Daniel Bauer of the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast interviewed me and posted it today. As Daniel helps develop school leaders, mainly K-12, he approached Leadership Step by Step and my work from a more learning and educational perspective than most of the business and personal development approaches of other interviews. It’s a natural perspective since I’m teaching, so I’m glad he did. The interview touched on a lot of[…] Keep reading →

My courses will lead students to leave traditional, lecture-based universities — to greater success and reward

on March 30, 2016 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

I loved university. Studying physics, universities are about the only places to learn it. I value university for many things. They do a lot of valuable things better than any other institution or alternatives—the hard sciences, for example. It’s not right for everyone and it does some things terribly. Places other than universities do some non-academic activities so much better than school. Experiential learning—how I teach leadership, entrepreneurship, sales, and[…] Keep reading →

Leadership-based thoughts on economic and energy growth and limits

on April 26, 2012 in Awareness, Blog, Leadership, Nature

My closing paragraphs on yesterday’s post, anticipating people’s reaction, got me thinking about Marshall Goldsmith, one of today’s top business thinkers (and a friend). I wrote the following: By now, many of you are probably thinking “we’ve solved all the problems so far, we’ll solve the ones to come” “since before Malthus scientists project doomsday and they never happen, we can ignore this” or “this won’t affect me” If so,[…] Keep reading →

170: Colonel Mark Read, part 2: His Family’s Best Christmas Ever (transcript)

on April 18, 2019 in Podcast

A lot of people say, “Josh, easy for you to act on the environment. You don’t have kids.” First, I could point to a former guest to this podcast Bea Johnson who with her husband and two sons produced less than a mason jar of trash per year whom I see as role models and I aspire to follow. I could point out former guest Jim Harshaw who immediately on[…] Keep reading →

365: Assaulted again and scammed

on July 29, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from: Yesterday two things, I’ll start with second because more poignant. Ran into old friend a few weeks ago, clubbing, Submedia. Met at bar, first time since March, ready to walk away, wasn’t going to order doof. But distant, outdoor, nearly empty. Talking for about an hour, a lot on how I transitioned. Talking about TV show. As an aside, he remarked knowing my[…] Keep reading →

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