The Model: the series

December 14, 2014 by Joshua
in Awareness, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Models, Nonjudgment, Perception

[EDIT: I covered this series in more depth in Leadership Step by Step, so I recommend the book, but the core is here. I use The Model as a part of my life, basically daily.]

Leadership Step by Step, the book by Joshua Spodek

Here is The Model—my model for the human emotional system designed for use in leadership, self-awareness, and general purpose professional and personal development—in series form. Click in the table of contents to the left for each page.

I find this Model the most effective and valuable foundation for understanding yourself and others and improving your life.

Why?

A model’s value comes not from its accuracy but how well it serves its purpose, which improves from effective filtering of information. Street maps, for example, are more useful for driving for having less detail than, say, a satellite picture. Subway maps are more useful for their purposes for having yet less detail. For leadership, self-awareness, and general purpose professional and personal development, I find this model has an optimal amount and choice of information.

Combined with the Method, I find it the most effective and valuable foundation for understanding yourself and others and improving your life.

Contents

Introduction and Overview

Examples of Models

Models: Passive and Active

Exercises

Building the Model from first principles: environment, beliefs, perception, emotions, behavior, and reward

Discussion and examples of the Model

The Model and cognitive behavioral therapy

The Model in more depth

What the Model tells us about our lives

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