The latest from John Spence

- by John Spence

The six elements of a high-performance team

The words “teams” and especially “high-performance teams” get thrown around a lot. Most teams are not nearly as effective as they could be. Many are even ...

- by John Spence

Your biggest expense

Running a credit union is expensive. Buildings, office equipment, IT investments, and of course, payroll. But a lack of trust is by far your biggest expense. When employees do not ...

- by John Spence

What your people need right now

In my work, coaching clients worldwide, I am focusing a lot of my time on helping them keep employees motivated and engaged during these challenging times. Although many factors are ...

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What are you really selling?

I do a lot of strategic thinking/strategic planning sessions. One of the areas I like to help organizations focus on is profoundly understanding what they really sell. Harley-Davidson does ...

- by John Spence, NAFCU

When best practices are worst practices

I think best practices are often useless. I think benchmarking is really stupid. Actually, I think they’re both really stupid and useless … if they are done improperly. Many companies ...