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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 12/07/2020

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 12/07/2020


It’s easy to find fault, God knows I’ve done so almost automatically at times. But I also know it’s more important to find cause than blame, and credit than castigation.

A young man who works at this time as a valet at our favorite restaurant took our truck in a blustery snowstorm last night, helped my wife (who has a bad hip at the moment) out of the vehicle, parked it, and I saw through the restaurant windows that he had cleaned all the snow off windows twice, and the motor was running and the interior warm when we departed.

A young woman at Dunkin’ Donuts yesterday morning was sorry she had no dog biscuits, offered to make a “sundae” of donuts and cream, and when I said that was too rich for the dogs, she came back with three slices of ham. (Bentley looked at me on the ride home as if to say, “After eight years coming here you only now ask for meat?”)

These young people are going to have brilliant futures, I’d guess, because they take their jobs seriously, are innovative, and achieve great rapport. They give me hope for the future and a reminder that providing value doesn’t require money, just intent and effort.

Perhaps we need a vaccine against indifference.


My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive.

—David Fincher

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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