Eva Moskowitz was born in 1964 and is the CEO and founder of the Success Academy Schools. She worked for the Upper East Side of New York City as a City Councilmember and was active in the Harlem Educational Fair. Eva Sarah Moskowitz wrote Mission Possible with Arin Lavinia in 2012 as a guide to explain how charter schools are run. Ms. Moskowitz received her Ph.D. in history and wrote of Betty Friedan’s work and In Therapy We Trust.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz was raised in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan and attended Stuyvesant High School. As reported by New York magazine she discovered numerous students cheating and their actions being covered up by the schools principal. Eva Sarah Moskowitz continued her studies and earned her B.A. with honors in history. Her Ph.D. in American History was earned when she attended Johns Hopkins University, The dissertation she gave in 1991 focused on the way popular culture has cleared the way for personal politics.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia where she taught women’s history, mass culture and communications in 1989 and 1990. She relocated to Vanderbilt University of New York in 1992 and 1993 and was an assistant history professor at City University of New York in 1994 and 1995. Eva Sarah Moskowitz became involved in American studies at Columbia University from 1996 until 1999. She directed the program for children’s literacy and taught civics while working at the Prep for Prep school where she also directed public affairs.
Prior to becoming involved with electoral politics, Eva Sarah Moskowitz applied to begin a charter school located on the Upper East Side of New York. She explained that although you may live on a posh and expensive street your zoning may still place your children in a terrible school. Prior to holding an electoral office she did withdraw her application.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz founded the Success Academy Charter Schools and is the chief executive officer. From 2013 until 2014 her compensation for the school year totaled $567,500.
Josh Verne is an interesting man with an interesting history. He has turned his experiences into a positive and transformed himself into a successful entrepreneur, CEO, and lifestyle guru. Verne is the chief executive officer of a site called Flocku.com. He was recently featured on the popular lifestyle podcast Knowledge for Men to share his experience, advice, and perspectives with listeners.
Knowledge for Men is a blog and online advice column devoted to helping it’s male readers enhance their lives. It provides a regular podcast and links to books, interviews, and other content. It’s author Andrew Ferebee encourages readers take risks and accept responsibility as the first steps to self-improvement.
In this 40 minute interview Verne and Ferebee cover a broad range of topics. Verne focuses a lot on leadership and the different kinds of leaders that there are. Often in life we may not be able to accomplish major goals on our own and will need to be able to gather groups of like minded individuals around us. However, just because they are helping to accomplish your vision does not mean their views, opinions, and contributions are inconsequential. Josh Verne seperates management styles concisely into Bosses and Leaders. Bosses consider themselves above the team they manage. They bark orders, rely on their title for authority and respect, and demand others to make sacrifices to accomplish their own goals. Obviously this is an unsustainable model for a team dynamic. In contrast leaders are members of the team. They gain the respect of their coworkers through hard work and experience. They are willing to make the same sacrifices as employees in terms of their own time and energy, and put the task at hand ahead of their own ego.
This ties into Verne’s second area of focus. He talks about creating a working situation that is win-win for everyone involved. This is different from the top down strategy many large corporations use in which workers put in the time but the upper management gets the rewards. If one person is expected to make all the sacrifices for the good but does not benefit from the project they are not motivated to contribute. This is a bad team dynamic that promotes laziness or resentment. Strive to think outside the box and create new solutions to seemingly unwinnable situations.
Verne also takes time to urge would-be leaders to be attentive listeners as well as engaging speakers, and to take time to establish a healthy balance between the personal and the professional aspects of life. These features help to create a level of fulfillment and success that is personally sustainable. Note that balance requires introspection and self-reflection. It requires a willingness to look at your own life and remove elements that are not contributing to your overall happiness and the welfare of you or your family.
If you are a man struggling with improving your situation in life then consider taking 40 minutes to look up and listen to this engaging podcast to get some advice and inspiration.
Visit Verne’s Angel.co profile to learn more about his business endeavors.