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John Spence
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How do you pick your five?
Jim Rohn was given credit for saying, "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." But he didn't tell you how to determine or predict so that you can more wisely pick your five closest friends or associates.  Highly successful people all attribute most of their success to the great people around them. So I created a quick and fun way for you to quickly determine whether the people you are hiring, hanging with and/or slee...
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Which mindset do you believe is most important?
Listen to Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount episodes free, on demand. Jim Rohn was famous for saying that "success leaves clues." But, he wasn't the first to say this. I've spent a lifetime studying the habits of top earning sales pros. Along the way I discovered seven core mindsets that define them. These are their success clues. Highly successful people from ancient philosophers, like Aristotle, to modern day thought leaders have always made the point ...
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The person responsible for leading you shouldn’t feel that they should be allowed to claim you as a tax deduction. You weren't hired to be a dependent.
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Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones. and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones.
Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones. and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones.
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25 tips for streamlining your businesses and becoming more #efficient. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83162
Fine-tune your business with our ideas for simplifying and streamlining your operations.
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Author, professional speaker, management consultant, executive trainer
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Helping businesses and people achieve more success
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  • Top 100 Business Thought Leader
    Author, professional speaker, management consultant, executive trainer, 1994 - present
  • The Billfish Foundation
    ED / CEO, 1989 - 1994
  • Sales Force Systems International
    Partner, 1994 - 1996
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Gainesville
Previously
Miami - Fort Lauderdale
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Making the very complex...awesomely simple!
Introduction

"Making the very complex...awesomely simple” is no mere catch phrase, it is truly John Spence’s mission in life.

At the age of just 26, John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries and reporting directly to the Chairman of the Board, Winthrop P. Rockefeller III. Three years later Inc. Magazine’s “Zinc Online” recognized him as one of America’s up and coming young business leaders. 

John has twice been named by Trust Across America as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America and has been recognized by that organization on their global list of the top 100 Thought Leaders in the area of "Trustworthy Business Behavior." Other recipients of this award include: Sir Richard Branson - CEO of the Virgin Group, Howard Schultz - CEO of Starbucks, Tony Hsieh - CEO of Zappos, acclaimed business consultant Ram Charan, internationally renowned author Thomas L. Friedman, and business authors Patrick Lencioni, Tom Peters, Rosabeth M. Kanter and Jim Kouzes. John has also been selected as a leading small business influencer in America along with Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and Apple.


Since John established his firm in 1994, he has presented workshops, speeches and executive coaching to more than 300 organizations worldwide including; Microsoft, IBM, GE, Abbott, Apple, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm and dozens of private companies, government offices and not-for-profits. 


John has been a guest lecturer at over 90 colleges and universities across the United States including Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as well as an instructor at the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. John currently serves as the Director of Best Practice Innovation for the Best Practice Institute and as an advisor/board member to several companies.

Affectionately referred to as the “Human Cliffs Notes” by many of his clients, John is known for taking massive amounts of research combined with his personal hands-on experience to deliver timely, focused, results-driven programs. For example, to create carefully customized workshops and presentations that reflect the newest research and most current thinking, John reads a minimum of 100 business-related books each year and listens to an additional 30-50 audio books, giving him an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge which to draw from.

John has served as “Executive in Residence” for the University of Central Florida’s Technology Incubator; as a Special Advisor to the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University; as a lead instructor for the University of North Florida’s Executive Education division; on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; as an advisor to the University of Florida’s Leadership Development Institute and as a senior instructor at the Cornell University Leadership Development School.

His work as a business advisor and executive educator has taken him on assignments to Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Latin America, the Bahamas and Canada.

Bragging rights
My Book: "Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action" was the winner of the Reader's Choice Award as one of the Top Ten Small Business Books of 2009 - the year it was released.
Education
  • University of Florida
    1986 - 1989
  • Gulliver Prepatory
    1970 - 1982
  • Santa Fe College
    1984 - 1986
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How to be a Great Mentee / Mentor
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Mentoring is critical to business success and career success, John Spence shares tips and advice about how to be a great mentor and mentee.

The Best Graduation Speech...Never Given
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This graduation speech is for those of you who are going to change the world, as well as for those who are going change the world around you

Accountability: meaningless without consequences
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Success in business is about accountability. Learn how to improve accountability and KPIs in your company.

What's a connection culture, and how do we get there? | SmartBlogs
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Culture is a real field of study and real, if nothing else, in the sense that people believe in it and can perceive good, bad and nonexisten

Change Is Changing
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Change management and leading change have never been more important. John Spence shares six key business ideas about how to lead change.

Business Success Made Simple
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John Spence share four key questions that can significantly impact the success of your business.

5 Qualities of Great Leaders
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Great leaders don't resort to command and control to get results. They’re effective because they’re knowledgeable, admired, trusted, and res

Sales Leadership Webinar
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Six top sales and leadership experts give you their very best ideas for sales leadership success.

Are you too busy?
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Written by Anthony Demangone I don't recall when I started reading stuff by Chris Brogan. He fires an email into my in-box every week or so.

Interview with John Spence | Leadership Principles
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Interview John Spence. Here is a transcription of my interview with John Spence. Gordon: So hi my name is Gordon Tredgold and welcome to the

Infographic: How Often Should I Post on Social Media?
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A research-backed guide and infographic to how often you should post on social media's biggest sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more.

How to Intentionally Build TrustSwitch & Shift
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You’ve probably gone to great lengths to surround yourself with honest people. They don’t lie, cheat, or steal. But trust involves much more

The Future of Business
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John Spence shares three big ideas about the future that will impact every business on earth.

Turning Customer Service Into a Powerful Sales Tool
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A guide to converting prospects into customers from the first point of contact.

General Session - 2015 ASAE Springtime Expo
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Internationally Acclaimed Speaker and Author John Spence Named Among 100...
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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Spence, international speaker and author of books on...

Top 100 Speakers
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John Spence named on of the top 100 great leadership speakers for your next conference by Inc. Magazine.