Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

Three Fantastic Business Books

In this video I share with you three fantastic business books that I have read and used in my businesses. Two are very focused, detail-oriented books that will give you superb step-by-step instruction and lots of tools to help grow your business and improve your culture. The third book is one that I consider a true classic that focuses on how to make your business one of the best in the world in your category. I hope you find this video of great value!


Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace

Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter

Business Success Made Simple


  So let me make this Awesomely Simple... The key to Genius Leadership and Business Success is... Purposefully Helping Others!   I think that pretty much sums it up. Please share with your friends and colleagues. Love, John … [Continue reading]

The Three Archetypes of Business Culture


Recently a colleague sent me a copy of “The HOW Report: A Global, Empirical Analysis of How Governance, Culture, and Leadership Impact Performance,” by the LRN Corporation. As I read through the report I was delighted to see that their findings … [Continue reading]

How to Become an Expert


Although I focus mostly on business topics, I do read a good bit on the psychology of success and expert performance. Several years ago I read one particularly interesting book called, “The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance,” a … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Thing In Business

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I was talking to a good friend of mine, Bob Fetterman, who is the manager of the performing arts center at our local college, when he turned me and said, “In one word, what is the most important thing in business?” I thought about it for just a … [Continue reading]

The 4 Ds of success


I recently read several motivational, success and self-help books and listened to a fantastic podcast by Brendon Burchard where he talked about the 4 Ds of Achievement. I agreed with 75% of his talk, but wanted the change the last D. So here is my … [Continue reading]

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company

What Attracts Top Talent to a Business

  It has long been one of my core themes: The success of your business is directly tied to the quality of the talent you can get, grow and keep on your team. Think about this carefully, it’s a simple but extremely important business … [Continue reading]

Two GREAT Books to Read That I Highly Recommend

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Incredible Resource for You


I am sure that you have noticed that I do not put out a blog every day. That is not because I am lazy - or too busy - it is because I want you to know that when I post something it will be good...really, really good... and worth a minute of your time … [Continue reading]