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Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc. is a behavioral science consulting firm whose core business is to increase personal and organizational productivity by developing leadership excellence. Our expertise in both behavioral science and business management assists organizations and their leaders through consulting, coaching and training. We help our clients address the critical "people" issues that powerfully influence success or failure.

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    Conscious Leadership

    The SSCA Conscious Leader ModelTM addressess successful leadership through a full spectrum process.
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Change Cycle is Back!

The "Leadership Process: Motivating Change" Workshop is Coming to Redondo Beach, CA. August 30-31, 2017

It's constant, necessary, often chaotic and can be both immobilizing and invigorating! The rate and volume of change is not appearing to slow. And the recent US  election has introduced a whole new concept  of “change.” Organizations will either thrive on driving and adapting to change or become  mired in the  churn of lost productivity and  low morale.   The need for effectively leading  change has never been more apparent.

Because the price of frequent, chaotic or mismanaged change can be so high, this education model prepares people to be competent for whatever change comes along. Change is not an event that has a beginning or an end – change is the status quo and learning to move in it--and with it---and discovering new reserves of flexibility needs to be standard operating procedure and part of the core of an organization's  culture as well as a basic leadership competency.

In response to client requests, Spencer, Shenk, Capers and Associates is proud to present a public session of its Leadership Process: Motivation Change (LPMC) workshop.   Behavioral based like our other education offerings, LPMA and LPMD, this model introduces the predictable and sequential behavioral reactions to any and all change.  Aligned with the neuroscience of brain chemistry, the model provides a complete road map of how to and what NOT to do to work through change.  It provides a powerful resource for those struggling with change and a critical blueprint for those leading and initiating change.

We invite you to take advantage of this upcoming workshop! Registration is now available by clicking here: Spencer Shenk Capers and Associates - LPMC - August 2017

“The secret of change is to focus all of you energy, not on fighting for the old, but on building the new.”   Socrates


The Change Cycle



Desktop Coach - Inner Work

It is probably an overstatement, but I have seldom met a person over 50 years old who was void of a spiritual life and could still claim personal fulfillment and happiness. Maybe a better way of saying this is, “Our frequent failure as leaders to deal with our inner lives leaves too many of us and of our institutions in the dark.” (Thank you Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak [link: http://www.amazon.com/Let-Your-Life-Speak-Listening/dp/0787947350]).

Through the wisdom of Parker Palmer, we must ask ourselves: Do we value “inner-work”, the emotional and/or spiritual effort we make to become more aware of our personal needs? We at Spencer Shenk Capers see examples day after day of people behaving in ways that are counter-productive to themselves, their goals, and their organizations. We don’t need to list the ways. People get in trouble because their “shadow side” shows up, resulting in ineffective, detrimental behavior.


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"Inner Work"
by Tom Shenk