His experience and passion show in his interview, as well as his research into my book and the field.
He posted the interview today.
Here’s a highlight:
Here are the show notes:
There is no shortage of books that talk about leadership. Few, though, actually help you learn how to lead.
Fortunately for you and me, our guest today has not only taken on the challenge of solving this problem, heâ€™s done so quite successfully. Iâ€™m talking about Joshua Spodek, author of Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow.
The key, Joshua says, is practice. Itâ€™s the discipline that turns abstract concepts into useful tools.
Joshuaâ€™s book walks you through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises that are designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience.
Exercises throughout help you accomplish the inner work and gain the social skills required for great leadership. In short, youâ€™ll learn to:
- Build self-awareness
- Manage emotions
- Speak in your authentic voice
- Create meaningful connections
- Inspire others
- Lead with empathy
- Support teammates
Leadership Step by StepÂ will start you on the road to success.
From Jeff’s about page:
Iâ€™m Jeff Brown â€“ podcaster, mentor and speaker. My goal: to help you bridge the gap between intentionality and implementation.
I do this by sharing my professional insights, and the insights of successful people all over the world, on leadership, personal development, productivity, entrepreneurship and more through my blog, my podcast, and through personal consulting and speaking.
Before beginning Read to Lead, I spent 26-years in radio. I even co-hosted an award-winning and nationally syndicated morning show from 2002 to 2008.
Since January 2014, I have leveraged my radio background to coach numerous podcasters, helping dozens create, launch, grow and monetize their shows. People like Brendan Hufford, Liz Covart, Harry Duran, Darrell Darnell, Ben Castleberry and Nicole Welch have all been clients. Iâ€™ve even been blessed with the opportunity to consult with the US government and several multi-million dollar companies the last few years.
I live just outside Nashville, TN with my wife of 16 years, Annie, and our three Dachshunds, Fritz, Frank and Charlie Brown.
The Read to Lead Podcast began in 2013. Since then Iâ€™ve been fortunate to interview a number of New York Times bestselling authors including John Maxwell,Â Seth Godin,Â Dan Miller, Daniel Pink, Simon Sinek, Chris Brogan (not once but twice), Gary Vaynerchuk and Liz WisemanÂ among others.
The Read to Lead Podcast has been a top #10 Business and top #3 Career podcast in iTunes, is an iTunes Essentials podcast (Book Lovers), and has twice been nominated Best Business Podcast. Read to Lead has been featured inÂ Entrepreneur, Inc.,Â SethGodin.com, ChrisBrogan.com, Goins Writer,Â Social Media Explorer, Nashville Business Journal, the Tennessean,Â and more.
With each successful and inspiring business book author, we dive into their latest book and their unique insights on Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Business, Career, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
If you love reading, then youâ€™ll love this podcast. If you desire to stretch and grow by reading more, but havenâ€™t been able to make it happen? Youâ€™ll find encouragement here. And in the meantime, learn more than you ever thought possible.
I have seen from personal experience the important role intentional and consistent reading can play in honing leadership skills and advancing personal growth. I am a firm believer in the mantra, â€œLeaders Read and Readers Lead.â€
Read my weekly newsletter
On initiative, leadership, the environment, and burpees