Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 18: Improving Performance

Transcript: “How to help others to improve, and how to easily measure performance without surveys, evaluations, and voodoo.“ Transcript: How do we improve performance? The uncomfortable truth is that it’s harder than it looks, easier to say than do, but it’s possibly doable if we pay some attention to it. So, why do some people do it, and some don’t? I’m not talking just about our performance, but other people’s performances. You know, I’ve been consulting for over 30 years, and so some things I’ve seen, are immutable. They are evergreen, and always true. For example, there …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 10/16/17

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

My life became much easier many years ago when I learned that I can’t force anyone else to learn. I stopped judging my success based on everyone’s immediate application of my coaching or whether they liked me or not! What I can do, and quite well, is create environments in which people are most apt to learn and choose to apply themselves in so doing. Epistemologically, we find that individual accountability and environment are essential. Just ask Newton or the …



Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 10/09/17

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Dan Gilbert recently mentioned in a meeting that if you have a brain and a heart, you can’t be anything but horrified and saddened by the tragic carnage in Las Vegas. It should also be noted that this year, as of today, 530 people have been murdered in Chicago alone. I’ve noted before that while we’re appalled at suicide, we seem to ignore people who throw their lives away by bit and piecemeal, a little every day. Similarly, we should …



Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 17: Get Rich Quick

Transcript: “The uncomfortable truth about “multi-level marketing” and other Ponzi schemes.“ Transcript: How’d you like to get rich quick? Here’s the uncomfortable truth: you can’t. Yet, we’re surrounded by get rich quick schemes and infomercials that probably cost around $400,000 to shoot and to produce. People aren’t throwing $400,000 into a well. They’re expecting people to respond and attend all these free workshops and seminars. Now there’s some guy here in Providence, Rhode Island. He said to come to his …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 10/02/17

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

The polariztion rhetoric seems to be cooling down just a bit. Whether it’s political, or social, or scientific, or sexual, or historical, it doesn’t seem to be as constantly in our face. Maybe that’s because we’re all weary of it. When you have a “cause” or an “agenda” or a “grievance,” your commitment and involvement certainly may justify your wholehearted support. But when that support becomes zealotry, when no remark or statement can be made that doesn’t include advocacy for …



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 …