Free Video Series on “RESOLVE”

People often fail to achieve goals because they don’t “run through the tape,” don’t have the wherewithal to get past the finish line. What I call “resolve” is beyond accountability, beyond priorities, beyond discipline. I’ve created four free videos for anyone interested. Simply go to this page and you can watch my introduction to the four and arrange to receive one every two days. In about a week and perhaps 30 minutes, gain “resolve”! http://www.summitconsulting.com/resolve/


American Airlines Responds to Flight 1758

January 17, 2012 Dear Dr. Weiss: This note is a response to your letter to Mr. Horton, who asked me to research and respond. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me and for assisting fellow passengers on board flight 1758 with their carry on items when you traveled to Boston on January 14. Indeed, there is simply no excuse for the poor demeanor of our flight attendants. We are required to assist our customers who have disabilities …



The Consulting Bible Reviewed by Project Management Institute

Book Review: The Consulting Bible – Everything you Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven Figure Consulting Practice Author: Alan Weiss Ph.D. Reviewer: Richard Sachs, PMP, MCPM Dr. Alan Weiss adds this recent book to his extensive publishing career of over 40 books and more than 500 articles. The CONSULTING BIBLE, has some biblical analogies as it is divided into five sections: Section 1 Genesis: Consulting as a Profession; Section II Exodus: Consulting as a business, Section III …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/16/12

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

January 16, 2012—Issue #121 This week’s focus point: You can teach people the content of a business, but you can’t teach them enthusiasm. You can instruct them in the rules and regulations, but not optimism. You can delegate authority but not self-directedness. What kind of people are you (or your clients) hiring, and what type of environment is created to sustain the behaviors you most need manifest? Enthusiasm, optimism, and motivation will be extinguished or driven away by those who …


Travesty on American Flight 1758

Travesty on American Airlines Flight 1758 An Open Letter to American Airlines President Thomas W. Horton My wife and I stood in the priority line to board American flight 1758 from Miami to Boston at 3 pm on January 14. We were returning from a week’s vacation in Puerto Rico and a speech that morning in Ft. Lauderdale. I have flown about 3.5 million air miles, over a million of them on American alone, an indication that I like the …


Business At The Beach

I’ve heard people actually state with pride that when they are on vacation they do not respond to email or phone messages. The focus only on their vacation, and put off any business until they return. To quote my wife and the economic buyer in our home: “What are they, nuts?” We’re leaving Puerto Rico, where every day we’d sit on the beach at the St. Regis Bahia Resort. This was a “veg” vacation, where we simply wanted to get …



A Rare Winning Night

We went to Rio del Mar tonight, dined at Palio (the prize to the horse winning the annual race in Sienna, but that’s another story), then hit the casino. I won at both roulette and blackjack, Maria had to chase away a blonde who thought she was my good luck charm, and we drove home under a huge, beautiful full moon. We walked back to the villa through the forest amidst the tree frogs. This is a burden, but someone …