For those who live near New York and want to improve how they lead others (and themselves), you have multiple options this spring. Besides my online course, I am offering my leadership course at NYU this spring at NYU’s School of Professional Studies
- Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm
- February 8 – May 10 (14 sessions)
- Here is the syllabus
Student reviews from my courses
The course will show you why my courses get reviews like:
â€œThis is one of the greatest classes I have ever taken. It was engaging, thought provoking, challenging, and fun. Josh is an incredible teacher, mentor, and friend to everyone in the class who is passionate about the subject matter. If I could take this class all over again, I wouldâ€
â€œ10/10 would take again! I loved every second of this class, but whatâ€™s cooler, is that I think I may have loved the homework even more.â€
â€œThis was the first course that challenged me, asking me to think outside my comfort zones. Yet, it is also where I developed a strong network of supporters through group projects.â€
â€œIt is the exact material that students of my generation need in order to tackle the unknown beyond graduation and in our everyday.â€
â€œThis is the most influential yet relaxing class that I have ever taken in my life. â€¦ I really loved, enjoyed it, and constantly amazed by how much I learned more and more over the course of practicing Joshuaâ€™s exercises. â€¦ This is a mutual experiential seminar for both students and professor to explore the meaning of leaderships. â€¦ this is a really great class that I will recommend to my friends.â€
â€œThis class embodied the perfect balance between in-class work and real-world exercises. â€¦ As a result of what I learned from the course, I have been able to have wonderful interview experiences and network effortlessly. I use to think that majority of leading involved delegating task, but boy was I wrong. I learned that most of what consist of being a leader was connecting with people, being able to tap in their innate abilities, and get the job the in the best way possible.â€
â€œThis is one of the best courses I had during my studies.â€
â€œGreatest course I have takenâ€
â€œHe is the best prof I have ever seenâ€
â€œThis is the best class I have ever taken.â€
A seminar attendee who already had an Ivy-League MBA, after doing just two of the courseâ€™s twenty exercises wrote:
“Josh, you may be interested to know I took out an Associate who will be working on my team and used your technique. She teared up, saying no one ever asked her these questions and she is so grateful that I am taking an approach to her work based on what she likes and wants to do. It also revealed some of her deep fears and it was quite profound.
Invaluable, thank you.
I felt terrific afterwardâ€”in that she felt great and also that I felt I could get more out of her. She is also a friend, so I was conscious that she now reports to meâ€¦ but that really was entirely neutralized in this conversation. Great stuff.”
The course will lead you to improve relationships with colleagues, peers, people you report to, people who report to you, friends, family members, new acquaintances, longtime acquaintances, and so on, and, most importantly, yourself.
Here are highlights from a conversation with Marshall Goldsmith about the course:
About the course
The course consists of twenty experiential, active-learning exercises in four units
- Understanding yourself
- Leading yourself
- Understanding others
- Leading others
The begin from nothing, each building on the ones before and leading to the next, with no big, anxiety-causing jumps. You can do most exercises in an hour. Ones you like you can devote as much time as you like to learn as much as you like. I still do most of the exercises regularly, years after first doing them.
After each exercise, you reflect and post your reflections on the courseâ€™s online forum that connects you with everyone else taking the course. You work on your time at your pace, but have a community to develop with the whole time.
There are no long videos to watch or books to read. No leader became great by listening to more lectures or knowing more facts. Leaders become great through experience. This course gives you the experiences that lead to effective leadership, but in safe contexts and ordered for maximum effectiveness, with a supportive community of like-minded people who benefit from helping you and being helped by you, just like you.
Each exercise also includes before and after interviews with someone who took the course for the first time, just like you will. The course will support your efforts the entire way.
Quoting another student:
â€œPersonally, identifying with Joshâ€™s passion for leadership and seeing the great powers it has on creating growth/change, I believe very much that my participation in these exercises were infused with honest effort and great enthusiasm. â€¦ I have found increased meaning in the work I do, and have found myself more motivated to arrive and thrive within those spaces. â€¦ I am beyond grateful. Thank you.â€