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Alan’s Thought For Today

Alan’s Thought For Today

Whenever someone visits you or asks for advice, your burdens should become lighter, not heavier. Don’t allow others’  baggage to accumulate on your desk. Insist they take some of your baggage! Ultimately, your “desk” should be clear at all times, not a dumping ground for those trying to delegate to you.

1. Other: There are no outlets for my power cord in this room.

You: Why don’t you call conference services once you ask how many others would like power strips?

2. Other: Can you suggest ten trade associations to pursue for speaking?

You: Google it. Then circulate the list to others who can use it.

© Alan Weiss 2012. All rights reserved.

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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.

Comments: 2

  • Ron in New Orleans

    July 13, 2012

    This has been used on me by…guess who? Catholic priests! Every time I see a need that will help people, a priest will say, “That sounds great. Work up a proposal and you can spearhead the group and cause.”

    Hey now. I was only making a suggestion!

    Have to get back to work. I opened my mouth again this week. I really have to stop doing that…

    • Alan Weiss

      July 22, 2012

      Work that into a longer article for me and perhaps we can….

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