Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow

Author: Joshua Spodek
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by spodek   2019-12-08
Most books on leadership give principles and science, which don't hurt to know, but leading is a practice -- an active, social, emotional, expressive, performance-based field.

We learn to perform by practicing the basics in any field.

Leadership Step by Step https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Step-Become-Person-Others/... gives a set of 20 exercises that teach the basics of leading yourself and others. If you practice, you'll develop the skills, experiences, and beliefs of an effective leader. Other books are like music appreciation. This book is like learning to play the piano.

Written by a PhD in physics (me) then started several companies, got an MBA, and teaches leadership at NYU to stellar reviews. https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Step-Become-Person-Others/...

by spodek   2019-09-10
I teach at NYU. My courses are in book form too:



My friend's school that inspired me is Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. He's given TEDx talks and keynotes online:




by spodek   2019-08-10
I hope they help.

You might also be interested in my books, which teach the social and emotional skills of leadership, initiative, and entrepreneurship, based on courses I teach at NYU.

Initiative: https://www.amazon.com/Initiative-Proven-Method-Bring-Passio...

Leadership Step by Step: https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Step-Become-Person-Others/...

One of my past students used the Initiative skills to teach the Leadership material to youths in Gaza https://leadpalestine.com. Every situation is unique and it's just one project, but his project shows promise of teaching youths before they get caught up in violence. He tells me that the program helps change views of leadership from command-and-control, authoritarian to based in understanding and support, though I'm oversimplifying. I'm just sharing one example.

by spodek   2019-07-26
After my PhD in physics, I learned starting a company that I needed such skills and devoted myself to learning them.

Now I teach the social and emotional skills underlying leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative at NYU (student reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Step-Become-Person-Others/...

Initiative: https://www.amazon.com/Initiative-Proven-Method-Bring-Passio...