Chelsea Behrens created a community on Corporate Career Courage: how to be a catalyst for change, a champion for diversity, and thrive as a leader.
She interviewed me and posted the video. We covered a range of leadership topics and stories. She went from having done no burpees to 66 days in a row and counting!
Interview with Joshua Spodek
Josh Spodek is a leader in action! His action motivated me into doing a challenging exercise—10 burpees every day for 66 days.
In this interview, learn how doing burpees has helped Josh as a leader, how taking action changes behavior and helps you learn, and why the most impactful leaders honor the people they’re leading through understanding their emotions.
Josh is committed to doing transformative work by helping leaders on his award-winning podcast, Leadership and the Environment, create an environmental legacy. He challenges accomplished leaders to follow-through on acts for the environment and follows up with them in a subsequent episode to share what they learned.
- Leadership is “helping someone do what they haven’t yet figured out what to do.”
- Shifting from following instructions to taking initiative
- Personal leadership and developing skills to become a leader
- How Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA) helps with leadership development
- How taking action changes behavior and helps with learning
- Josh’s transparent experience preparing for TEDx
- How feedforward, instead of feedback, can change your life
- How a leader honors the people they’re leading through understanding emotions and motivation
- Stories, images, beliefs, listening, and questioning are more powerful in leadership than argument and debate
- Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow, by Joshua Spodek
- Initiative, by Joshua Spodek
- Marshall Goldsmith’s feedforward exercise
- Joshua’s podcast interview with Lorna Davis
- Joshua’s Leadership and the Environment podcast
- TEDxNYU Find Your Delicious: Leadership and the Environment, Joshua Spodek
- TEDxWaltham What everyone gets wrong about the environment, Joshua Spodek
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