Why Work With John
Why Work With John

Below is John’s full collection of books and eBooks available directly from the John Spence store or from Amazon. Check out the full collection of titles below. For book order questions or for more information on bulk orders, please contact us directly at or +1 352.339.0142.

Awesomely Simple

Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action

Delivered in John’s approachable and straightforward manner, Awesomely Simple reveals the six key strategies that create a foundation for achieving business excellence: Vivid Vision, Best People, Robust Communication, A Sense of Urgency, Disciplined Execution, and Extreme Customer Focus.

Filled with case studies and clear action items, Awesomely Simple includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization no matter its mission or size. After concisely breaking down each strategy, John gives specific examples, tips, tools, discussion questions and exercises for how to execute them successfully. This includes John’s Awesomely Simple Toolbox with pages of audits and checklists to help guide you.

A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.


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Excellence By Design

Updated with a new section covering important topics and industry changes that have occurred since its release in 2001

A straightforward, practical and actionable guide designed to teach the essential steps necessary for becoming an extraordinary leader. Whether you are new to leadership or a seasoned veteran, this book will give you solid advice, powerful tools and timeless wisdom on how you can dramatically improve your leadership effectiveness.

Based on an in-depth review of thousands of leadership studies, articles and books combined with John Spence’s hands-on experience as a consultant and executive trainer to some of the world’s top corporations, this comprehensive manual delivers focused and realistic ideas about what it truly takes to create amazing and positive results – both in your organization and in your life.

If you are serious about becoming an outstanding leader, this book is exactly what you need!

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Letters to a CEO

Letters to a CEO by John SpenceFor nearly two decades John Spence has served as a trusted advisor and coach to senior executives at top companies around the globe. They turn to him because of his wealth of experience working with big corporations – to hundreds of small to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. Because his clients know that he has read a minimum of 120 business books a year since 1989, they will often ask him to summarize the key points of what he has learned on a specific topic into a “letter” that will help them learn a new skill or make a major business decision.

Letters to a CEO is a compilation of the actual letters that John has sent to his clients in the last few years. It covers such critical business topics such as how to make good decisions, increasing accountability throughout the organization, strategic thinking, high-performance teams and much more.

Each letter is only a few pages long but every one is packed with John’s best ideas, insights and lessons learned as the CEO of ten companies. Add the knowledge he gained in reading nearly 3,000 business books in his quest to learn as much as he possibly could on what it takes to build, grow and sustain a highly successful organization and you have Letters to a CEO. Reading this book is like having a top Fortune 500 executive coach standing by to give you great advice whenever you need it.

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 Strategies for Success (eBook)

This ebook is basically the workbook from my “Advanced Life Skills” workshop. I have taught this material to hundreds of thousands of people around the world and more than 90 colleges and universities and numerous high schools, all with tremendous positive results.

It has taken me more than 20 years to compile this very special book, filled with powerful ideas, helpful workshops and wisdom from some of the most gifted thinkers of all time. It is like taking the very best self-help, college success and career success books ever written and boiling them all down to just the most important key ideas. I have also put together a series of short companion videos that you can watch as you go through the book to help you with the workshops and give you even more ideas and advice.

This program is specifically designed to help you take stock of your life and then set a clear and compelling plan that will make it as easy as possible for you to achieve more success, happiness and joy in your life. If you want to see dramatic positive changes to your life, this life planning program was created just for you.

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