I’m honored and privileged for Reinvention Radio with Steve Olsher to have interviewed me.
There’s nothing like live radio to make a conversation exciting and spontaneous. We did exercises from the book on the air.
Now the conversation is online for you to listen to at your leisure.
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The show notes:
Joshua Spodek had anÂ Ivy League PhD, an 8-digit valued global company, national-level athletics, studied with a Nobel laureate, had solo NYC gallery art shows, was named â€œBest and Brightestâ€ by Esquire, six patents, helped build a satellite, and more â€“ but still found himselfÂ helpless as hisÂ employees chose not to come to work one day to protest how the other co-founder andÂ he were running the business. What good were all theseÂ achievements if they just led to an empty office in the midst of the biggest crisis?
Joshua says itÂ took years to discover that hisÂ lack of humility, emotional skill, social skill, listening, empathy, compassion, self-awareness, and such were the greater problem than running out of money, which was just the symptom.
Years later, he gained some insights into what seemed much more important than the business school heâ€™d excelled at.Â The first came from Inside the Actors Studio, whereÂ Joshua saw that all the actors excelled in the social and emotional skills heÂ lacked. Beyond excelling past him, they excelled beyond any MBA or leadership professor. Yet nearly all of them dropped out of school or were kicked out. Â Second was visiting a Philadelphia high school called Science Leadership Academy (SLA) Â that his friend founded, that Obama spoke to the first graduating class of. The school was experiential, project-based from the ground up, the opposite of teach-to-the-test. Each time he visited, the studentsÂ showed leadership and teamwork skills beyond MBAs that he knew. Again, like the actors, they didnâ€™t take classes in leadership or anything like it. Yet these teenagers surpassed Ivy League leadership professors in some of the most important business skills.
What was going on????
Joshua took what worked in acting and combined it with what worked at SLA, and the result was a set of courses that produced student results off the charts of traditional education, getting stellar reviews from students at NYU. HisÂ courses continue to grow at NYU and Columbia. HeÂ offers those same courses, using the same software and exercises, at SpodekAcademy.com. The first book version is out, â€œLeadership Step by Step,â€ which launched in February.
Joshuaâ€™sÂ personal life illustrates the coursesâ€™ success. Heâ€™sÂ spoken at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, gotten standing ovations, etc. Most importantly, he livesÂ a life of phenomenal relationships, emotional and social confidence and success, and integrity that anyone can achieve and that he teaches. HisÂ students learn to create for themselves every success he creates. Some as teenagers, their work for hisÂ class has led them to speak at Harvard, be featured in Forbes, Inc., and more, win numerous awards, etc. Their success is the measure of the courses and their success is beyond what traditional academics creates.
TUNE IN to this episode as JoshuaÂ chats with Steve, Mary, and RichardÂ about changing the game for leadership development and creating positive change.
In This Episode
1 â€“ Leadership is not just about authority;Â What is a MOOC?;Â Starting with the basics