From the President’s Desk

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  So how do you even determine what is the important stuff? Leaders set priorities that line up with their goals.   They focus on the important stuff and the difficult stuff instead of avoiding it or being too busy to deal with it.  Setting priorities is embedded in their leadership style to ensure what is important gets done instead of ignored. Everyone is not going to agree.  That is OK.  Remember your goals determine the plan.  If the task does not fit it...

  I'm on vacation with the family this week and thought it would be fitting to share this blog from a while back. How do you manage your time to be more effective? We have our habits that fit our style and 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 is a review of the task list and create a new one starting with the most...

  Watching the Olympics makes me wonder if all of us are performing at our best on a consistent basis.   It is a good question to ask yourself daily:   Are you performing each and every day at your best? It is too easy to make excuses and "cop-out" by not doing your best.   Yes my alarm clock sometimes awakens me and yes some mornings I do not feel like getting out of bed and going to the gym.   I mentally kick my...

  The top 3 qualities of successful teams and The AlphaKORians' demonstrate these every day: 1.  Collaboration Working together on projects, whether they are client-driven or company-driven, the Team seeks input and expertise from each other to successful achieve the task and goals. Words such as "I" and "Me" are not part of the AlphaKOR vocabulary and truly reflects the definition of Collaboration, which is "We".   When you ask "What's in it for me?" you are no longer collaborating.   The question we ask is...

   Work Hard & Quietly  Positive Mind  Clear Purpose  Focus on Goals  Take Action Work Hard & Quietly Ever notice people always talking about achieving something and they never seem to be successful?   An example is talking about a diet and how much weight one is going to lose.  I usually comment the only way to lose the weight is to stop talking about it. Work hard.   Work smart.   Work diligently.   Work quietly. Test the above four-point strategy for yourself and measure your results. ...

This week we revisit "How are you building your referral tree?" Do you receive and welcome referrals?   Many have shared they struggle to ask for referrals or do not get many referrals.   Others have shared they built their business on referrals. Here are some things to try that may help increase referrals.   I would encourage you to comment and share your experiences that work for you or did not work so we can all learn from it. Simply asking a non-intrusive question is...

If you answered "all the time" then you are correct.   If you had a different answer, go back and read the previous sentence. As owners, as leaders and as business professionals, we are ALWAYS networking when interacting with others, when we are talking to our team, when we are talking to friends, associates, prospects and clients. Last week at a social event with a group of five of us, I was introduced to two new people.   I actually know both...

How do you handle challenges and tough situations? As a leader, we are faced with this multiple times a day or a week or a month depending on the speed and nature of your business. What is the most difficult situation you have dealt with and how successful were you? Deal with the "white elephants" in the room.   It is interesting how many people walk into the room, see the big white elephant and say nothing.   These are the same people who enjoy...