See Joshua Spodek on leadership at General Assembly, Sunday October 19

October 7, 2014 by Joshua
in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events, Leadership, Tips

Attendees keep giving me great ratings, so General Assembly keeps inviting me back. If you like entrepreneurship and you don’t know General Assembly, you should. They teach great courses and have built a great community around teaching relevant skills.

On Sunday, October 19, 10am-5pm, I’ll lead a seminar with General Assembly on leadership in New York City. Register here, you’ll be glad you did.

Here is the announcement (they use short descriptions, for a fuller description, see this announcement from an earlier event):

Lead the Way: Effective Leadership Techniques

Joshua Spodek Photo

Adjunct Professor at NYU-Poly

About This Workshop

You’ve ascended to a position of leadership, but how can you ensure that the people you are in charge of will be responsive to your leadership style? In this class, you’ll learn effective ways to motivate people in the context of business leadership. You’ll find out how to tap into your emotional awareness to show empathy, compassion, and understanding to engage people. Plus, you’ll discover how to motivate people in a way they find both rewarding and meaningful.


  • Gain the ability to motivate people to work with dedication, passion, and loyalty.
  • Create relationships and environments where you can motivate people.
  • Be able to motivate yourself more effectively.
  • Learn how to show and use empathy and compassion to engage the people you lead.
  • Create meaning, value, importance, and purpose in your work and for the people you lead.

Prereqs & Preparation

Please bring materials to take notes with.

Student Testimonials

  • “Josh was a great speaker!”
  • “Exercises were very helpful”
  • “The motivation training was great!

About the Instructor

Adjunct Professor at NYU-Poly

Joshua Spodek has co-founded several companies, coaches leadership for Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence, and is a professor at NYU. He has led seminars in leadership, creativity, sales, strategy, and motivation at Columbia Business School, Harvard, NYU-Stern School of Business, INSEAD Singapore, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. Joshua holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA. He also helped build an x-ray observational satellite for the European Space Agency and NASA.

His clients include graduates of Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton, Duke, Dartmouth, Penn, University of Chicago, Indian Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Northwestern, Tufts, Vassar, Amherst, NYU, U.S. Naval Academy, and others.

He has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Fox, UPN, NY1, CNN, CNN-International, WNYC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Observer, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsweek, Forbes, Worth, Esquire, The Guardian, Nikkei Shimbun, South China Morning Post, Taipei Times, Village Voice,, and more.

Sunday, 19 October
10 am – 5 pm

GA New York City (West, 3rd Floor)
10 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor

Register here. I look forward to seeing you there.

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