Usable Insight Blog

Posted on July 5th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Q: What is the difference between having an opinion and being opinionated?

A: Having an opinion = “This is what I think, what do you think?”

Opinionated = “Anyone who thinks differently than me is a moron!”

Wouldn’t You Agree?

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Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Q: How do you tell when someone is committed to change?

A: They spontaneously take notes when they meet with you.  That’s because when they don’t, and they don’t have a photographic memory, they are more committed to getting things off their chest than to making the necessary changes so that they won’t have to get things off their chest in the future.

Wouldn’t you agree?

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Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Mark Goulston


Where there’s a way, there’s a will
and when that way is easily doable by regular employees
there’s an “enthusiastic” will

As we explained on the Goulston Group  home page: “CEO’s from early stage to Fortune 100 hire Dr. Goulston and his team to provide a process to create better Vision, Strategy and Execution.”

When people at conferences, business meetings and elsewhere ask us what that means, we explain to them:

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Posted on May 10th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Well-known Mother Sayings

  • I’m going to give you until the count of three… 1… 2… 2 and a half… 2 and three quarters.
  • I don’t care who started it, I said stop!
  • I don’t have to explain myself. I said no.
  • I can’t believe you can sleep in this filth!
  • Am I talking to a brick wall?

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