Senate hearings on Lloyd Austin III, who invited me to speak at West Point
I learned more from the Cadets at West Point than they could possibly have learned from me, but retired General Lloyd Austin III invited me there to co-lead workshops on leadership My mentor Frances Hesselbein introduced us. As I type, the Senate is holding hearings on his nomination to Secretary of Defense.
I wrote an Inc. story on the experience, â€œ6 Lessons I Learned Teaching Leadership With a 4-Star General at West Point,â€
My years of working with department heads at West Point and reflection on the experience continue to teach me, particularly about service, honor, stewardship, duty, and America.
He wrote of my book, Leadership Step by Step,
Great leaders aren’t born with a ‘leadership gene’; great leaders develop the necessary skills and gain confidence through practice and hard work. In Leadership Step by Step, Joshua Spodek presents a thoughtful approach to becoming a highly effective leader that emphasizes the importance of experiential learning. It will serve as a valuable resource for leaders at all levels in any profession. Indeed, Joshua’s practical exercises will help prospective, as well as experienced leaders, to master their craft and ultimately to succeed in leading and inspiring others in their various pursuits.
which honors me. I’m not trying to sell books, but I believe it’s the best book for developing yourself as a leader. If you read the reviews and feel it’s right for you but cost is an object, email me and we’ll work something out.
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