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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Jul 27, 2022

My guest today is Josh Block, president of Block Imaging, a second generation family business in Lansing, Mich., specializing in refurbished imaging equipment, parts, engineering service and mobile solutions.

A few areas Josh focuses heavily on are: fostering a culture where people thrive and in turn serve and bring value to the healthcare community; inviting people into investing in a worthy mission and writing an uncommon story; and challenging, encouraging, and equipping people to become more capable than they would have ever imagined.

Aside from work, Josh enjoys being a husband and dad, playing golf, traveling, and playing the guitar.

5:11 – Josh 101

  • He turned 40 last September and feels like he has transitioned to the second half of life.
  • Josh has 165 team members in Lansing and spread around the world.

10:55 – Thrust into leadership

  • Josh experienced forced humility when he was thrust into a leadership position.
  • He knew nothing about their Japan operation.
  • He had to come in and ask for help and be humble.
  • In Josh’s experience, running a large business is easier than a small business.

16:07 – Company culture

  • Treat others as you’d like to be treated. Eventually, treat others as they’d like to be treated.
  • The three Ts his company lives by – make thoughtful decisions, be transparent and be together.

23:48 – Helping other companies

  • Common things others companies struggle with are keeping info private, bosses making decisions all on their own and not being thoughtful.

35:40 – Working on a book

  • Josh is working on a book about leadership and creating a “people matter” culture.

44:06 – Get to know you

  • Favorite TV show as a kid? Saved by the Bell and Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Favorite meal? Qdoba or Chipotle burrito bowl


I think running a large business has some things that are easier than running a small business.

We believe that people matter more than anything.

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