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From the President’s Desk

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  "Busy" Is Banned Ever wonder why you are so "busy"?  For the Building Circles followers, you may know "busy" is banned from the AlphaKORian' dictionary.  That is why it is highlighted.  It really stands out when I hear this word during the day.  Hold on while I drop a couple of loonies in the banned words cuss jar. Lots Of To Do's All of us have a large number of things to do.  They all need to get done!  Some should have been...

  The Unexpected Delay On a recent business road trip, we decided to drive to take in the scenic route.  About seven hours into the journey, we blew a tire!   Thankfully it was a rear tire and we were able to safely pull off to the side of the road.  This resulted in a four hour delay requiring us to cancel two scheduled meetings and move them to the next day. Challenges To Find Help We contacted the "not to be named" vehicle roadside...

  What instinctive habits do you have? Communicate Effectively This is the #1 instinctive habit seen in remarkable leaders.  Clear communication results in everyone understanding the leader.  Each person on the team knows their expectations at all times.  Each member knows the value of their role. Remarkable leaders invest face-to-face time with everyone, asking questions and listening.   Speaking is only half of the equation and the other half is effective listening. Make the Decision Decisions are made.  Process the information at hand, weigh the results both...

  What is Customer Service? Customer service is showing your customer how important they are to you, to your team and to your company by interacting in a friendly, helpful and positive way. Remember, everyone is your customer.   This includes clients, prospects, suppliers, associates, co-workers and anyone you interact with.   If you treat them all the same in a professional business manner, it is easier to provide the same level of customer service all the time. Good Customer Service Good customer service means meeting the...

  What are your Do's and Don'ts of networking? We usually do not like to be called names, however, I have been called "The King of Networking" and "The Connector".  I am truly humbled and honoured some of my peers see me this way.   Thank you.   You inspire me to keep working at it and overcome my own challenges to keep growing, connecting others and create opportunities for others. Here are some of my tips and would like to hear some of your...

  Honoured to be one of the Speakers The future looks bright with this group of local leaders!  It was an honour to be part of their speaker line-up for this inaugural event.  Hats off to the organizers and volunteers!  Here is their story they are sharing with us this week. Why Local Leaders A group of university students from across Windsor-Essex County area started up a non-profit organization called “Local Leaders”.  Their mission is to inspire and make Windsor-Essex a more leadership driven...

  What is their Expectation? Do you ever have a conversation where someone asks you to do something, you appear to understand, you perform the task and feedback is not at all what the other person was expecting?  For those of you who immediately answered "never", share your secrets with the rest of us! Pay attention to all the details.  As we move faster every day, we tend to skim or skip some of those little details.  This can lead to misunderstanding expectations...

  Always Appreciate Your Team There are many ways you can appreciate your team and I would like to share three of them with you.  As a leader, how are you appreciating your team? Say Thank You More Often This may seem obvious and yet many employees have shared with their employers and others they wished their employers would thank them more. As employers we can argue the employees get paid for doing their job.  Saying a genuine thank you and recognizing an employee for...

  How are you building strong relationships? Communication is always an important key to successful relationships. How often do you communicate to ensure it is often enough and not too often? Understanding each relationship and treating everyone as individuals instead of grouping them helps balance the right amount of communication.  All of us have a threshold of how often we want to be contacted and when you understand this you will see positive results. Those Little Things What about the little things?  Most relationships are...

  Leadership Skill Sets Leaders must have a number of skills to successfully achieve the goals when managing a project.  Some of these include:  effective communicator, motivator, delegator, decision maker and empathy. Effective Communicator Defining a project requires clear direction from the leader.   An overall understanding of the entire scope, goals and timeline needs to be communicated to the project management team.  Each member must understand their role and their contribution to the project. Face to face meetings or phone/video conferencing are good methods for communication. ...