Eric Spencer

  • 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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  • Who’s Next? What’s Your Company’s Plan for your Rock Stars?

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    As Pete Townsend, guitarist for the legendary rock band ‘The Who’ said, “Then I’ll get on my knees and pray, we don’t get fooled again.” How many times have we been fooled by our succession-planning-by-prayer method? We’ve heard the conversations; they sound something like this: “It’ll be just fine, our CEO isn’t going anywhere.” “She […]

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  • Wisdom From A Train Station…

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    Anchor points. I talk about this concept to just about anyone who will listen. Anchor points are those things in our lives that make things “normal.” We all have them, for me it’s things like the layout of the grocery store, the smell of rain on pavement, anticipating the opening riff to “The Four Horsemen” […]

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  • I’m Cutting Into Bone, Here. You People Are Crazy.

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    We’ve heard the requests from management. “They just don’t get it. What do you mean I’ve got to force-rank my tiny group of 8 employees? 15% 4’s and 5’s, 70% 3’s, and 15% 1’s and 2’s. Are you kidding? After the RIFs we did this year, I don’t HAVE any more bottom performers. These people […]

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