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Is discipline the same as self-control and why is it important? What are the 6 reasons for poor discipline and what to do about it? You need to listen to Alan’s podcast to find out. Click on arrow below for podcast to start and now also on iTunes Click Here for entire podcast series table of contents © Alan Weiss 2008. All rights reserved.


Speaking with Alan

(Click on image to enlarge) The most recent class of Speaking with Alan, the most intense program available for creating, practicing, and marketing a speech. The 2.5-day workshop is held at Alan’s home, and includes fine dining every night. Left to right: John Weathington, Danville, CA; Pat Lynch, Long Beach, CA; Angie Katselianos, Milan, Italy; David Gammel, Salisbury, MD; Pam Harper, Glen Rock, NJ; Roberta Matuson, Brookline, MA; Koufax, the Wonder Dog; Alan Weiss.


VP

This is not a political endorsement or even comment, but simply the observation of a consultant and coach on the selection process. If Senator Hillary Clinton received 49% of the Democratic primary vote, and is given great prominence at the convention, and her supporters are threatening in some cases not to vote for the party’s presidential nominee; And if there are many more registered Democrats than Republicans among the electorate, and the only way for Republicans to win is to …



Developmental Opportunities

Permit me to draw your attention to three important offerings coming up: NEW: SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP December 2-3, Providence, RI (The Crowne Plaza Hotel) http://www.summitconsulting.com/self_esteem_workshop.html The intent is simple. Building on my work with individuals around the globe, I want to help you: Identify the uncertainties, perceived vulnerabilities, and situations which cause you to perform at less than your optimal capacity; understand the causes of those dynamics, and receive timely yet non-threatening feedback about how to resolve them; master and apply …


Nantucket Journal: August 23, 2008

It’s 9:45 pm and we’re sailing home on the smaller ferry, Nantucket. My car is lost among SUVs with roof storage units and four bikes on the tailgates. Assorted dogs are making the trip. Public school begins before Labor Day these days (which is ridiculous) and so the people arriving with kids must be the private school parents, and those sailing back with us, the public. We won’t get in until 11:15, and then it will be a 90-minute trip …


Nantucket Journal: August 22, 2008

A gorgeous day at the beach. Perhaps five of us on the cusp of the Atlantic, along with the occasional sandpiper and gull. Finished Original Sin (tough sledding, but fascinating) and started on Cialdini’s Yes. Dinner at the Club Car, octopus and then rack of lamb with an outstanding Heitz Cellars. Then a Cohiba accompanied by a 133-year old Madeira, under a few thousand stars with just the crickets and cicadas for company. I’ll let the photos tell the story. …


Alan’s New Books

A lot of you have been asking about coming books, and there are so many that it’s confusing me, let alone my agent. Here’s the latest scoop: Value Based Fees, second edition, from Wiley, duo out in the fall. Getting Started in Consulting, third edition, from Wiley, in the fall or winter. Million Dollar Consulting, the FOURTH EDITION (Yea!!), from McGraw-Hill, next fall. Strategic Commitment, (with Mader and Liebner) from Amacom, this fall or winter. Global Consulting, (with Kahn) from …


Nantucket Journal: August 21, 2008

I’m sitting on the terrace at 7:30 in the morning, listening to the flag halyard creak in the omnipresent sea breeze. The lawn chairs stand like sentinels watching the bay. Very few people are about. The papers haven’t arrived—they’re on a later plane today—but the coffee is available in the inn, a cup next to my lap top at the moment. People will start wandering by for breakfast soon, though most of us wait until much later. There is a …


Nantucket Journal: August 20, 2008

Beautiful sunset last night at The Galley restaurant. The sun just made it between the lowest cloud level and the horizon. I was wishing I had brought my camera until I realized that I had my IPhone. The government at work: James, who has greeted us for 15 years and worked here for 20, couldn’t make it from his native Jamaica because the government changed the immigration laws and limited part-time workers. Those who come in the first part of …