In Case You Were Wondering What I Was Thinking

In Case You Were Wondering What I Was Thinking • I bank at Citizens Bank, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, which is number 100 on the Global 500 (formerly #55 before it became entangled in a financial morass). It has nearly 150,000 employees, presumably some of whom are very smart, just considering the odds. Yet when I sent a wire transfer to Australia today to pay a commission, I had to show up at the branch in person. The …



Of Geese and Gulls

I was driving by a well-manicured expanse of lawn covering perhaps six acres. In one spot, about 150 gulls were sitting on the grass in a large cohesive group, conducting a meeting on the drizzly morning. Just a few yards away, about 100 geese were holding court. Apparently, the Avian Aviation Authority had grounded all flights due to weather. There were no gulls among the geese, no geese among the gulls. Neither ruffled the feathers of the other, but there …



Guest Column: How to Use Social Media to Connect with Large Companies

Dave Gardner is a member of the Private Roster Mentor Program Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. How to use social media to connect with large companies By Dave Gardner People seem to think that social media is about attracting followers, “friending” people, liking this, that or the other, or spending hours trolling Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. It doesn’t have to be that way. What if you use social media to simply attract big companies to you? Let me show …




Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 12/19/11

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

December 19, 2011—Issue #117 This week’s focus point: I’m writing this deliberately before the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots meet in a football game later today. If Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is on the winning side, with a record of 7-1 to this point, at 8-1 people will say he’s the “real thing” since the Patriots are a strong team. If he loses, all of his detractors will say, “I told you so.” But do you know what he’ll …


Thought Leadership Workshop and Meg Wheatley

Meg Wheatley is my featured guest at the Third Annual Thought Leadership Workshop in October at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples (http://summitconsulting.com/seminars/the-thought-leadership-symposium-2012-10.php). She was recently interviewed on leadership in a piece you can access here: http://www.strategy-business.com/article/11406?gko=15f1d&cid=TL20111215 If you want to reach new heights in your professional development, you can’t afford to bypass these opportunities to spend intimate time with the top people in their fields. She follows Marshall Goldsmith and David Maister in my series with the best and the brightest.