The Dog Star: Common Scents

(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) In one of those bizarre coincidences, the alarm on the bridge leading over the waterfall to our house was deactivated by mistake, and concurrrently the house alarm stopped indicating which doors were being opened as entry points. Both were easily rectified, but they persisted for four days before we got …



How Boards Help (Or Hurt) Non-Profits

This is an op-ed piece published yesterday in the Providence Journal: Alan Weiss: How boards can help, hurt nonprofits 01:00 AM EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 ALAN WEISS I’VE BEEN A CONSULTANT for over 25 years, working with organizations of all sizes all over the world. I’ve found that tough times serve to exacerbate both strengths and weaknesses. Strong assets can become keys to thriving, but significant weaknesses can become fatal flaws that undermine survival. Over the years, my …


Alan Interviewed On Blog Talk Radio

In this episode of ‘Biz Growth Live’,  Krishna De is joined by Alan Weiss, consultant, speaker and author. One of his most popular books is ‘Million Dollar Consulting’. His current teaching about building your consulting practice focuses on the importance of increasing our confidence and self belief. Shownotes and additional resources are at the show blog www.bizgrowthnews.com You can access Alan’s most popular book here. Click on arrow below for podcast to start and now also on iTunes Click Here …


So You Want to Be A Consultant? Whaddya Got?

When we played poker as kids, on the final “call” we’d say, “Okay, whaddya got?” More and more people are coming to me now wanting my guidance to enter consulting, or to revive moribund consulting practices. I can help people to grow exponentially, to become less of a “best kept secret” and more of the “go-to” person. But first, I need to find out what you got. And there are some people who don’t got much. No one is going …


Consulting Opportunity

I would like to speak with someone who has developed an original coaching program from scratch in partnership with a large client organization (this one has 3,700 employees) with the goal of having such a program sold as a for-profit service by the organization outside the organization. My second choice would be someone who has developed a training program of some kind from scratch in partnership with a large client organization with the goal of having such a program sold …


Expert Witness Wanted

If anyone is capable of serving as an expert witness in a case involving injury in an outdoor team building activity, please mention my name and contact this person (not me): Preston Clark Expert Department Manager Expert Resources, Inc. 1225 East Samuel Avenue, Suite 1B Peoria Heights, IL 61616-6455 preston@expertresources.com (v) 800-383-4857 (f) 888-815-2778 www.expertresources.com


Notes from the Self-Esteem Workshop

I conducted the first Self-Esteem Workshop earlier this week in Rhode Island. The other session is taking place in Dublin, Ireland, on February 3-4: http://www.summitconsulting.com/self_esteem_workshop_dublin.html The population was entrepreneurial: consultants, speakers, facilitators, coaches, and a singer/songwriter. Here are some learning points I think are worth sharing: 1. A large proportion of attendees (about 75%) felt “alone” when very young, either because they perceived themselves to be different from others or were somehow not in a “traditional,” loving family. And where …



Christmas Cheer or Fear?

Is Christmas a secular holiday? What is this season all about? Could it have anything to do with treating each other and ourselves with respect and dignity? Don’t miss a moment enjoying another great podcast by Alan. 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.