I Didn’t Walk In Here and I’m Not Leaving

Here’s a novel approach: Take your calendar and schedule the developmental experiences you need over the next six-to-tweleve months, then work in client engagements and marketing plans around them. Almost all of you do the opposite, trying to fit in development around client demands and meetings. You treat a client request for a date as if it were sent down on stone tablets. That’s insanity, because you need the development to be more effective with all the rest. Why cheat …



Stop the Abuse! (Podcast)

  I’m on a life saving mission – and this is a life saving podcast. You need to stop beating yourself up for one reason or another. Things happen in life, learn from the experience when you screw up and forget about it when somebody else screws you up. You can choose to ignore this advice, but it will only lead you to more suffering. And when you’re suffering, you’re never at the top of your game. Listen to this …


End Your Abuse By Denying Your Abuser

It’s time to stop the abuse. It’s time we realized that we’re enabling the abuse, the psychological and emotional trauma, on an almost daily basis. I’m here to help you escape it. You know who you are. SO STOP BEATING YOURSELVES UP! A failed meeting, a rejected proposal, a mediocre speech—these things happen. People will unsubscribe from your newsletters (if they aren’t, then I’m not doing my job). They will critique your writing and speaking. The trolls will attack, because …



Where Is Edward R. Murrow When You Need Him?

If you want to appreciate the shallowness of our society and celebrity trumping talent, just watch Megan Kelly. Her Sunday show was embarrassing and now gone, and her morning hour of the Today Show is boring and banal. She’s received kibillions from NBC, and her claim to fame seems to be arguing with the candidate at a presidential debate she was moderating, citing sexual harassment long after it occurred, and wearing inappropriate clothes.


Join Me in Carmel

Would you like to spend two days with me and a small group of great people at a top resort in Carmel, California (Feb. 15-16) for a ridiculously small investment? Of course you would! I have a rate opportunity for a few people, so write me if you’re interested: alan @ summit consulting. com.


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 09/25/17

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

There’s a difference between seeking respect and seeking affection. I’ve never cared whether clients like me so much as that they respect my opinions. As a matter of fact, employees and audiences often don’t like me because I threaten their conventional thinking. I’m pursuing the electoral college (the buyer) and not the popular vote. Example: After all the threats aimed at United Airlines after dragging that man off the plane, the company had a record quarter. No matter how much …



Help!

To quote my co-author of Lifestorming, Marshall Goldsmith: If you’ve tried for months to get something done and you haven’t been able to, you need help. There’s no evidence or reasonable expectation that you’re suddenly going to be successful now. Asking for help is one of the most mature, self-confident, effective acts we can engage in. Yet so many believe it’s a sign of weakness or a blow to their fragile egos. It’s your decision. You can “soldier on” unsuccessfully, fooling …