Training Is Never An End Result
Doing a task for a client (the dreaded human resource people's "deliverables") does next to nothing. Creating a result is important, but isn't necessarily lasting. Focus on sustainable results which almost always means transferring important skills to the client and staying around in
What Do You Mean, “Go Ahead”?
I find it interesting that when I pause on the roads to allow a driver to turn in front of me or pull out, that person often looks at me skeptically, as if it's a trick or a trap. Sometimes
What Kind of Attitude Would You Like with Your Coffee?
One employee in a coffee shop in the morning is friendly, prompt, and wishes you a nice day after thanking you for your business. An employee in another shop across the street ignores you for a few minutes, then is surly,
When Do Things Get Better?
What are you going to do today that improves on yesterday's position, and doesn't merely sustain it? We talk too much about "sustainability" and not nearly enough about "improvability."
Episode 66: But What Are You For?
Political messaging is about what the candidate is against, or how the opponent is a criminal, or what they think about world issues. But what are they actually for? What do you really stand for?
Alan Weiss’s Word of the Week™ – 01/09/19
Today's word: imperious.
I love breakfast sandwiches. One day I'm at the Palace Hotel in New York and, perusing the room service menu, can't find any. So I call and inquire. "I'm sure chef can create one," says the operator. (I love it when
I had to look up where Clemson is located (South Carolina). They've been to four consecutive national championships, won two, including an absolute thrashing of previously unbeaten Alabama last night. They were coached better, better prepared, and far more aggressive. That's how
Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 01/07/19
I've recently finished facilitating a session for what many people would call a "mastermind group." We call it an "elite retreat." What stunned me is that we've been meeting for eight years and that we've increased the meetings to two