Eric Spencer

  • Is your handshake more of a Limp Fish or Bone Crusher?

    We recently used a new location for one of our leadership programs. I watched incredulously as one of my team was greeted by the Hotel Manager who, having extended their hand for the customary handshake then went on to literally swing his arm from side to side. Assuming this was simply a one off aberration […]

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  • Gratitude is a Happiness Practice

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    There’s been a groundswell of work in the ‘positive psychology’ space lately. Researchers like Shawn Achor (Harvard) and Dan Gilbert (Harvard) are focused on happiness, and what actually triggers and drives happiness in humans. Achor’s Six Exercises for Happiness are grounded in gratitude, and show that these practices actually change the size of the neural pathways in the human brain! Practicing gratitude makes […]

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  • Gratitude, it’s not just for the holidays

    Do you regularly express gratitude? I mean, on purpose, and for little reason; as in, look someone in the eye and say, “Thank you for doing that.” I don’t do this nearly as often as I should, but have been paying a lot of attention to this space lately. I know, gratitude is a concept […]

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  • What Can I Do About Imposter Syndrome?

    Last week I talked about imposter syndrome, that insidious little voice that can creep into our minds, uninvited, and trash-talk us into a quivering wreck. This week, how to turn the volume down. Three things you can do right now, to start dealing with the imposter in the mirror. 1. You Are Not Alone Researching […]

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  • On Being a Fake

    “What’s talent but the ability to get away with something?”  ~Tennessee Williams It Was Only A Matter of Time… Have you ever had that feeling? You know, the one that insidiously slides up your back and envelops your brain and takes root. The feeling that whispers in your ear, “One day, they’re gonna figure it […]

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  • How to reduce the desire to shout at people in traffic!

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    Last week I shared my own emotional intelligence challenge, teenage daughters. This week I explain the science behind the ‘fight or flight’ response and what you can do when you are triggered! Because, Science Our brains are the product of thousands of years of evolution, and our own patterns and histories. There are three systems in […]

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  • Have you ever yelled at someone in traffic?

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    Have you ever said something that you didn’t mean? Have you ever yelled at a stranger? C’mon now….even in traffic? Have you ever completely lost it with someone that you care about very much? Yeah, me too. My name is Eric, and I’m the father of two teenage girls. Ahhh, I can feel the swell […]

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  • How To Make Change Last

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    What’s the most significant behavioral change you’ve made as an adult? For some, it’s quitting smoking or drinking, or making healthy changes in eating and exercising. For others, it’s becoming a better listener, a more effective manager, or a nicer partner or spouse. No matter what changes you’ve made, whether physical, social, or work-related, almost […]

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  • The Power of Zoning Out – Your Brain on Groove and Flow

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    Ever have those flashes of brilliance when you’re in the middle of the grocery store? How about rushing to find a notebook as soon as you pull in the driveway after driving the same commute you have driven, every day, for the past five years? We’ve all heard of the notion that some of our best ideas […]

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  • One Day, They’re Gonna Figure It Out…

    “What’s talent but the ability to get away with something?”  ~Tennessee Williams It Was Only A Matter of Time… Have you ever had that feeling? You know, the one that insidiously slides up your back and envelops your brain and takes root. The feeling that whispers in your ear, “One day, they’re gonna figure it […]

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