Pain Denial Syndrome (PDS)

One of the best kept dirty little secrets By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D., September 2015 Yes, I just made up the term... There is no such thing in the DSM-5,…

Looking for Ivity

By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D. (Summer 1992) I thought it would be somewhere between itsy-bitsy and ivory. Alas, no “ivity” in Webster’s. you might ask, “Why has this search been…

Another Frustrating Principle: Empowerment

By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D.     (Spring 1992) Some time ago, I became disenchanted with the term “excellence” as a management term. It would seem Tom Peter’s and Bob Waterman’s…

Reflections on Doubt

By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D. (Fall 1991) I draw a blank. Usually, penning brief articles is simple. I wonder why it has taken me so long to even select a…

Life through a 40 Foot Straw

Brad’s Favorite Books

Our clients frequently ask us for reading recommendations. For years our response has been, "What area are you interested in?" We think this may still be the best approach to…

The Leadership Chain: McClelland and his Legacy

By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D. INTRODUCTION Leadership is a much written about topic. The popular business magazines and indeed, some rather well selling books are often focused on specific leaders.…

Wisdom in Action

Think like a company who acts. Act like a company who thinks. By Bradford F. Spencer, Ph.D. We all seek wisdom as a guiding standard to align our decisions, especially…