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From the President’s Desk

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Recently I responded to a client's e-mail by including the line:  "One thing for certain is change.  It changes hourly in our industry". How do you embrace change? Open-Minded It is not easy to always be open-minded, however, we must always have an open-mind.   Relying on just the past and doing things the same way will not necessarily result in future success.  Just because "we always did it that way" does not mean it is the best way. Look at the constant change,...

This week we welcome Guest Blogger Nathan Bellaire, student at Tecumseh Vista Academy Secondary School. February I had my interview at AlphaKOR and it went really well.  I knew I would be going here for co-op but I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  My first impression was everyone was very nice and friendly, and the building was fantastic! Next year I will be starting college for mobile app development, and although that is the sort of thing I was initially expecting...

It's been six years since the WindsorEssex Circle idea was created by yours truly and Joe Di Giorgio.  We have been very pleased with all the support, suggestions and the way the group has evolved.   Yes we did take a break last year and focused on how to make the Circle better.   Here are five reasons why. You We all know WindsorEssex Rocks!   There are number of people that support us just because they want to support us.  Thanks to all...

I am looking forward to tonight's 26th Chamber Business Excellence Awards gala as we celebrate excellence in business!  How often do you take the time to note the things your company and your team are doing well? Take some time out to reflect on those little things that set you apart. This annual event recognizes businesses in our community doing some amazing things in their businesses, in their industries, in our community and in the world making a difference. The thrilling part of...

When do you actually hang up the skates and become the Coach? How do you let go of your daily tasks and be the Leader? Letting go is one of the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis. It's been a work in progress for a few years and the good news it is getting better! What successful changes have you implemented to move to full-time Coaching? I have made my "Do Not Do List" and removed tasks which I longer take...

Why do some Teams move forward together while other Teams seem stagnant? I just cringe when someone answers a question about trying something different with "No, that won't work, because we've always done it this way". Why are so many resistant to change? Why do so many want to keep doing the same thing without even considering how to do it better? Thankfully we are in an industry where we have "hourly" changes in technology - that's about how fast business moves...

  This week we welcome Guest Blogger Brandy Vaillancourt, Marketing Director at AlphaKOR Group. A friend shared this story with me – and as a business owner or executive, I’m very curious to know which side of the argument you’re on. A mother with two young children planned to ‘surprise’ her husband with a visit from her and the kids.  Dad was at a Windsor area recreation establishment where he is part of a team. The kids were excited to see their dad in...

There are many ways you can empower your team. Managers who coach and nurture their team and provide different levels of autonomy are successful in achieving this. All teams require a leader to manage the team's direction based on established goals. The team requires coaching along the way to develop the strategy to reach and surpass these goals. This week we are going to look at three ways: Direction Goals Accountability Setting clear direction is part of the ever-challenging element of human interaction called "communication". Most...