The View From Here

I’m in Newport this week conducting the Million Dollar Consulting® College. Each morning I awake to the beautiful view of the bay leading to the Atlantic. Some mornings it’s rough, some smooth as glass, but it’s always the same vista. If I expected the earth, sea, and sky to somehow change, I’d be daft. Your basic vista each morning is unchanging, in that you need to find clients by convincing prospective buyers of your value to them. That doesn’t change. …


Let’s Talk

Heads will roll in Brussels because government departments didn’t talk to each other to share threat levels and terrorists’ movements. The same phenomenon occurs within your clients. They focus more on talking to their customers than among their own people. The most important best practices are internal best practices. Create the environment in which people can talk to each other and share best practices and valuable knowledge and you’ll improve any organization. © Alan Weiss 2016


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 3/28/16

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

I‘ve become a student of dogs, creatures smart enough to inveigle themselves into our camps 10,000 years ago and which we’ve never been able to get rid of since! Ailurophiles have their own world, it’s not of interest to me. There are species-specific traits of dogs: males mark their territory, they have keener hearing and scent abilities than humans. Then there are breed-specific traits: My German Shepherds need to have work or games to do, are great with kids, will …



On Your Feet!

I attended still another mediocre, self-absorbed, theatrical conceit last night, and the audience members dutifully jumped to their feet at the conclusion. The actors were certainly outstanding, with a single exception, so I’d like to think they were the ones being honored more than the production, which was an idiosyncratic bore for the entire first act. One of the greatest declines in society has been the loss of taste. It’s as if a limited amount of class and substance have …


Days of Yore

My son used to call my own adolescence as “the days of yore.” Yet there are some interesting memories. My cohort is the eldest of the Baby Boomer generation. Our grammar school, in an inner city, was a former cheese factory, where there was always poison positioned for the omnipresent rats.   Periodically, a doctor and nurse came into the classroom and checked each student’s hair for lice. If any were found, the student was sent home and had to …



Guest Column: Finding the Holes in Your Wellness Plan

Finding the Holes in Your Wellness Plan By Debi Silber   Why is it that you may eat well, exercise and still struggle with your weight and health?   For many, making healthier food choices is a way of life. You read labels, you’re mindful of your portions, limit the amount of junk and processed foods you eat, limit alcohol intake and you make a concerted effort to eat well.   Many also commit to a consistent fitness schedule. You …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 3/21/16

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

We spent last week in LA where I hosted the enormously successful Million Dollar Consulting® Convention. I chose to stay in my favorite hotel in Beverly Hills and commute to the meeting venue near the airport. With no traffic the trip is 13 minutes. With traffic, it’s almost an hour, and LA is usually “with traffic” at any given moment! The key is not to get upset about it. Every ounce of complaint, invective, and agita created by things we …


Lessons from the Million Dollar Consulting® Convention

Someone asked me if I had chosen speakers and topics that blended into a single message at our recent, hugely successful conference in LA. Victoria Labalme, Bruce Turkel, Marshall Goldsmith, and I all conveyed the importance of personal worth, emotion, purpose, and action; of taking control of our lives; or creating personal happiness. I told the questioner that when you listen to global experts and thought leaders involved in human performance, they tended to say similar things because those traits …