From the President’s Desk

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  What Are Your Daily Habits? Here are my top 5 daily habits to help me lead, learn and continue to grow.  What separates you as a successful leader or as a successful professional from the rest? Follow-up By now the Building Circles audience knows my golden rule about the 3 keys to following up: follow-up, follow-up and follow-up.  The sooner you embrace this, the sooner you make this part of your everyday makeup, the more successful you are going to be. Are you following...

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  Understanding What Was Communicated We hear the news and share the headlines with our peers.  What amazes me is how the stories are different even when we listen to the exact same report.  Check it out next time and ask someone if they heard the news and what their understanding was. It is easier to communicate in face-to-face meetings by observing body language.  If the best communication tool you have is the phone, listen closely to the voice, the tone, speed, softness,...

  Leaders Empower Their Team 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 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. 1.  Clear Direction Setting clear direction is part of the ever-challenging element of human interaction called "communication".  Most of the time, there...

  "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...