From the President’s Desk

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Some of the qualities The AlphaKORians' demonstrate every day for the last twenty-five years are:  collaboration, diverse skill set, dedication, integrity, trust and giving back. Collaboration Working together on projects, whether they are client-driven or company-driven, the Team seeks input and expertise from each other as required to complete tasks.  Words such as "I" and "Me" are not part of the AlphaKORian vocabulary.  They truly reflect the definition of collaboration, which is "We". Diverse Skill Set If everyone on the team had the same skill...

February 11th was Safe Internet Day for showing our youth how to be safe and respectful on the Internet.  What kind of an Internet role model are you?  Leaders need to demonstrate this every day and not just one day of the year. What Did You Say? If you are on your phone or tablet and claim you can multitask, then you should never ask the question "What did you say?"  The simple answer is to just put the phone down.   Focus...

Leaders are empowered to focus on being positive, providing focus and direction to achieve goals and end results.   This applies to everything they do for their team and for their company. Take Ownership Blaming others creates a negative culture.  Take ownership for the gaps.  Identify them and focus on making the necessary changes to eliminate making these same mistakes.   Leaders stand up in front of their team and accept it as their responsibility instead of blaming someone else. Focus On Where You Are...

Be 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, the number of new requests and the fast pace of business.  Be open-minded to reacting to this change by adapting new ways of...

This topic came up again at a recent networking event and wanted to share it again.  Some have shared as a leader, sometimes you simply take a step back and let go of the team to see what results they achieve.  What are your thoughts on this? There are many ways leaders can empower their team.  Leaders who coach and nurture their team and provide different levels of autonomy are successful in achieving this.  All teams require a leader to manage their...

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. Over Committing Sure, we get over zealous from time to time and we might over commit.  We say yes to more than we can deliver.  When this happens, it is okay to admit you are not able to commit.  Most people understand and appreciate your...

Happy New Year! We made it to the next decade and welcome to 2020!  At the end of every year, during Boxing Week, I reflect on the year we just had and focus on the upcoming year.  I enjoy decluttering the office both the electronic and paper files.  However, this time I have not completed this task yet.  Yes, it is still on my "To Do List" and will check it off by the end of the week. Goodbye 2019 2019 was going...

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As the year winds down, it's time to thank everyone for being a part of a terrific year.  Saying thanks and really appreciating so many for being a part of my journey.  Both professionally and personally.  On the personal side, thank you to everyone for all your love and support and it was greatly appreciated and helped. It Just Keeps Getting Better Every year just keeps on getting better.  In reflecting on all the good things and the challenges we had, it...

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This week's blog was inspired by Andy Stanley's book "Next Generation Leader".  Five primary obstacles are identified by Andy for leaders to adopt their way of thinking. 1. The Quest for Balance We have heard of being well-rounded and knowledgeable in all aspects of our respected profession.  However, being a leader, it is more important to have a focus.  Focus on your core competencies and build your team to bring the well-roundedness under your leadership. Defining what you can do best and make...

Helping your team stay motivated

Successful people always seem to be motivated.    They are energetic, focused and accomplish great things on a consistent basis. What Keeps Us Motivated? Motivated people walk briskly with a purpose and with the sense of confidence.  They have a drive to solve a problem, to create a new standard or to simply take care of the task at hand and move to the next one. The reward for accomplishing and being creative is enough to motivate some.  Being the leader to keep...