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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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There are many ways you can appreciate your employees and I would like to share 3 of them with you. 1. Say Thank You More Often This may seem obvious and yet many employees have shared with their employers and others they wished they would hear more thank you's more often. Companies can feel their employees are paid for doing their  job. Saying a genuine thank you and recognizing an employee for doing their job shows your appreciation. I have always felt I was...

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Do you ever catch yourself asking someone their name right after you meet them?  Were you really focused and listening? Enhancing Your Listening Skills Here are some tips on enhancing your listening skills.  Feel free to share your good and not so good experiences. Don't think about your response while the other person is talking.  Do you ever notice as soon as the speaker is finished talking, the other person automatically has a response?  Often, this automatic response has nothing to do with...

Leaders always make everyone else a priority.  They focus on all the tasks at hand and ensure things are being taken care of in a timely fashion.  With this successful philosophy, we tend to forget to make time for ourselves especially today when we are needed more than ever. LEADERS ARE PASSIONATE When we are passionate about the things we do and the people around us, it is easy for this to consume most of our time.  Thanks to certain special people...

Over the years, we have been asked "What does AlphaKOR mean?"  The answer is the AlphaKORians! Core Values Having core values and adhering to them in everything you do makes for an excellent team.  The AlphaKORians are dedicated and are customer focused.  They are committed in relentlessly providing excellent service consistently and as a unified team.  They have integrity. Office 2.0/Earth 2.0 As we are all facing this challenge of working remotely and social distance, the team has embraced the Office 2.0 or Earth...

Making commitments and fulfilling these commitments takes discipline.  Whether you make promises in your professional career or in your personal life, the ones you keep or the ones you break are a reflection of who you are. Manage And Prioritize Time management is one of those challenges making it difficult to commit by the target date set by you.  Prioritizing your tasks and making the tough decisions to focus on your commitments to successfully complete them on time takes a lot of...

How do you manage your time to be more effective? Build Good Habits We have habits that fit our style. Some are good, while others are not so good. How do you change and adapt to be more effective with your time? First thing every morning,  it has become an embedded routine to review the long lists of tasks while creating a new to do list.  It takes discipline to prioritize the most important task first.  Procrastinating is easy so do not fall...

Being vulnerable makes you a better leader. Be Confident People prefer their leaders with an appropriate balance of confidence and humility.  Yet, one of the greatest challenges many leaders struggle with is embracing (and revealing) their own vulnerabilities.  Now is the time to be open, candid and caring as a leader.   Show your nurturing side and bring your passion. Being confident while showing your personality will make you a better leader.  People will follow you, respect you and although they may not always...

Why is it important to help each other and the community?  Our community supports our careers, our businesses, our families and we support each other as we deal with this challenging time.  In my mind, the question should be:  Am I doing enough to support each other and the community that has supported me? Everything Helps The AlphaKORians' donated 500 masks to the hardworking nurses at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus. We are so grateful to our brave front-line workers who put...

When a client communicates with you, your team and your organization, are you hearing their message and really listening?  Today it is very important to understand your client' business, their priorities and their sense of urgency.  If you listen closely, you will understand many businesses are reaching out to you to help them deal with this unprecedented challenge we are all facing. Listen Listen to what they are sharing with you.   When a client provides a compliment, understand what sets you and...

This week more than ever, it is challenging to stay motivated and focused on business as we deal with the challenges of staying safe and healthy.  I am revisiting this subject to help stay on track for your team and your business. Successful people always seem to be motivated.    They are energetic, focused and accomplish great things on a consistent basis, regardless of what gets in the way. What Keeps Us Motivated? Motivated people walk briskly with a purpose and with the...