Leadership through Eyes of a Coach...Alan Booth

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Famous 8 Routine

Stop letting distractions into your work and life.

Re-order your routine

1. 5 PM write down the most important first task for tomorrow

2. Leave that on your desk

3. Upon waking go to your desk

4. Leave phone in an another room

5. Do not answer the phone

6. Do not turn on your computer

7. Do the task [DANGER: Kill Distractions]

8. Relish the satisfaction of a task well done

Monday, January 25, 2021

My Bank Is Taking Over


Brian Moynihan, CEO Bank of America was honored last week [January 21, 2021] as one of the the most effective CEO's in America.

But there is mud down in the grass roots at the bank.

Nearly needing a magnifying glass, I read the fine red print at the bottom of my home equity loan statement:

The next scheduled payment will be deducted from the account designated.

Three phone transfers and 23 minutes later, I discovered someone at this behemoth institution changed my account with no authorization from me or my wife.

The penalty: I could be doubling my monthly payments if I kept to my normal transactions on their Bill-Pay platform.

Gee, Brian!  Are you aware of the deterioration of what used to be a most competent work force?

With my impending change in housing, I would normally use BOA for a mortgage.

Now I have to give a vote of no confidence.

I just hope you are listening

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Who Do You Know?


Email today, "who do you know at Goodwin College?"

No context.

I remain flabbergasted how people network.


Mark Scheinberg, Founder and current president of Goodwin College

Tell him, "You must be so proud on the development of this educational institution"

Ask him, "What is your strategy for developing a successor to preserve what you have built?"


Do not talk about what you do. 

Discover their challenges

That will infer your competency to be the solution


Alan Booth | Executive Coach

Facilitating Transitions

Instructor, NYU School of Leadership

Web: http://www.AlanBoothCoach.com


Wednesday, January 6, 2021



 A big plus with Covid...
 It has created more time to work with.
Consider a Zoom recorded meeting as a powerful management tool
Shall we stop holding in-person meetings?

Monday, December 21, 2020


Retirement Announcement

I have a real dilemma.

Retirement Plans


Instead, I have an overwhelming energy to acquire new clients

Who? Independent consultants who really do not have strategy for growth

I can help them meet their next client

This is easy...but involves a shift in traditional thinking



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Steve Strombelline My Mentor

Steve was my client for over 10 continuous years.

In year two, he asked my why I think he keeps inviting me back?

Diplomatically I said: "Steve, I am interested in your perspective, please."

"Alan, you are one of a kind.  First, having never been in banking, you volunteered to get your Series 7 and study the 63. That is impressive"

"But my staff tells me you have the patience to learn about them.  Annie tells me you frequently ask about her son, Noah. Terry comfortably tells you about her frustrations managing one of her employees."

Essentially you are my co-boss!

Mentor T.J. Elliott