Nina Spencer

Articles By Keynote Speaker, Nina Spencer

Administrative Professionals: A Rose is a Rose is A Rose?

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“The successful candidate must : maintain a positive attitude, work with people at all levels, use time effectively, take action on management priorities, take initiative, recruit, select and train staff, be dedicated to …

Are you getting passion out of your profession?

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If you won the biggest 649 lottery, what profession would you choose? The vast majority of people declare a profession that is totally different from the one I’m in! Some say they wouldn’t ever work again, but I suggest that, after a while…

Going it Alone: Hanging out your shingle in training and development

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I once saw a Gary Larson cartoon , where all these dogs are standing on one side of a busy street and one lonely dog is standing on the other side. He picks his moment, darts…

How to choose the right speaker for your event

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When it’s your role to choose the speakers for your next annual conference, company meeting, or special event, you wield significant power over its success. Choosing the “right” presenter can mean the difference between…

Intrapreneurial Networking Masters

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Organizations have embraced teamwork for the last decade. Now comes the importance of recognizing the art of internal and “on purpose” networking. Many people think networking is an on-the-side, personal activity for career pathing beyond …

It Only Takes One to Improve Office Communications

It Only Takes One to Improve Office Communications

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I recently attended a dinner party where I observed a situation common to workplace communications. Most of us were meeting for the first time so our host worked hard to provocatively bring us together in conversation but he often…

Leading Knowledge Workers in the 21st Century

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Paereto’s Principle keeps on having applications. At the turn of 20th century it is said that 80% of all jobs were in manufacturing and only 20% were in services. Today

Moving Beyond Fairweather Leadership

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My intuition has been nagging me to write on leadership. This topic, although not new, has been in great demand by my clients. They want to be reminded of what they already know and newly educated about what they think they don’t know

Old Models Are Still in Fashion!

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There are scads of models (business ones, that is!) explaining the way things are, or pointing the way ahead. Even after a long time in the business of organizational behaviour, one can still find “new” models. Some of these…

Promises, Promises: Moving Beyond the Lip Service of Continuous Improvement

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What’s it going to be? “No time’s a good time” or, “There’s no time like the present”? Usually when someone says “something happened to a friend of a friend of mine”, we suspect they’re talking about themselves or about some…

Recovering from Accronymitis and Business Speak

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What stamina technical trainers have, and such a profoundly good memory for holding and disseminating scads of ever changing acronyms, organizational jargon and …

Spirituality At Work

Spirituality At Work

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Traditionally, spirituality was living up to the values and expectations of religion but today there are many people who practice spirituality that don’t embrace organized religion. Spirituality in today’s world may include religion…

The Learning Organization: Pie in the Sky or Possibility?

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“Learning organization” values will have far reaching implications for organizations in the 21st century. Being against the “Learning Organization” is like being against motherhood. It’s difficult to imagine an organization…

The Soft Stuff is The Hard Stuff:The Importance of Personal Power in Leadership

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Employees are starving for leadership that “inspires”. Our organizations will have a better probability of successful transitions if positional leaders grow their personal power. Who says if titled leaders wield personal power? The Followers. Many leaders think they…

The Spirit of the Visioning Process

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Organizations spend a lot of time developing vision and mission statements. Do they work? What exactly is the difference between them anyway?

Mission is the overall guiding direction of how an …

Working Your Circle Of Influence…No Matter What

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We’ve heard it before.. change initiatives, like shifting to a learning organization, can only succeed with “top down support!”. What do you do if you are middle or frontline