Nina Spencer

Working Wisdom 2013

December: A Time for Leadership in Action/Strategies for a Happy and Peaceful Year’s End

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On the brilliant, unseasonably warm early afternoon of November 21st, 2003, I found myself travelling five hours homeward-bound along Ontario’s Highway 401 from a speaking… Read more »

Work and Life Lessons Learned on The River Thames:

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What situations in your work life and/or private life need a reframing of perspective? What do you bellyache about so much (at work or elsewhere) that you even bore yourself at times? Do you sometimes feel trapped by the “paralysis of analysis” of a dissatisfying situation, knowing that your perspective is, perhaps, an unhealthy one for yourself and your career, yet, for all your reflection and examination of the situation, you can’t seem to emotionally get out from under?

A Time to Creep, A Time to Soar: Lessons learned for work and life from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. — Helen Keller My second book–nearing completion/now in manuscript form and due… Read more »

Appreciating Staff, Colleagues and Yourself!

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Singer/song-writer, Joni Mitchell said–in her Big Yellow Taxi song, circa 1970–“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s… Read more »

Workplace Lessons from the Freeway and Beyond

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost I… Read more »

A Deuce Delight x Deux (With the Luck of Sevens Thrown in for Good Measure!)

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“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill What a difference a year makes! UK’s Andy Murray… Read more »

Taming That Angry Tiger: Keep Your Cool This Summer…and all the seasons to follow!

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Have you ever been fuming angry at work? Have your ever been so angry at a colleague or client that, as my mother used to say, “I’m so mad I could spit!“? I assume your answer is “Yes!” The person who declares they’ve never been angry at work is probably the most angry of all holding it all inside! It may feel good to “let ‘er rip”, but we usually end up regretting our spontaneous lack of professionalism. After all, we probably have to interact with the victim of our emotional eruption, another…