Episode #20: Joshua Spodek Cracks the Leadership Code

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Today might be our most important episode ever. That’s because we’re going to talk about leadership.  Few things are as impactful in our life as good leadership – be it at work, in our personal lives, on the sports field – whatever the domain is. Good leadership has the potential to produce so much positive change that it’s impossible for us to ignore it anymore.


Our guest today is Joshua Spodek – bestselling author, podcast host, and NYU professor. We’ll be discussing leadership in detail.  Specifically, we’ll talk about what it is, how we can get better at it and the amazing impact it can have on our lives.  If you’re looking for a fool-proof way to thrive in life and at work, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

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In today’s episode, Joshua and I discuss:

  • How taking cold showers is the foundation for becoming great at anything – seriously, you’ll want to listen to Josh’ own experience about this one
  • The how of becoming a great leader – which is super important because most books just focus on the what … that is, what is good leadership
  • The biggest challenges we face in leadership and how to overcome them
  • The most effective habits and practices we can cultivate to improve our leadership
  • Book recommendations to help you understand the importance of leadership in our life
  • And so much more!

Books Joshua Recommends

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

The best place to find out more about Joshua Spodek is at his website.

Ron Hogan’s free translation of the Tao Te Ching

Connect with Joshua Spodek on Twitter

Josh in Action

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