Ken Albrecht

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Ken Albrecht is president of Reliable Propane in Clarence Center, N.Y. Visit www.reliablepropane.com.

Posts by Ken Albrecht

Recruiting and retaining productive employees Posted on 21 Jul 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Many businesspeople find it time-consuming and challenging to recruit and retain productive employees. Read more»

Taking a detour from distractions Posted on 09 Jun 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The world is full of distractions, and many of those distractions keep us from using our time wisely. For example, the average person spends between one to 10 hours a... Read more»

Learning to drop false pretenses Posted on 31 Mar 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Someone once asked Dolly Parton how long it takes her to do her hair. She responded, “I don’t know. I’m never there.” She may not look it, but the popular... Read more»

Sorting out uncommitted employees Posted on 04 Feb 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

In a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed. Is there a player on your team who is skilled at his job but is... Read more»

Strive to serve others – through work and in retirement Posted on 31 Dec 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Retirement has been described as “twice the man and half the pay.” Retirement is a fairly new concept in American culture. It was introduced in the late 19th century. Many... Read more»

Make your job easier by eliminating waste Posted on 03 Nov 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

A woman approached a stock boy in the produce section of a grocery store one day and asked for a half of a head of lettuce. He tried to explain... Read more»

Serve your customers by solving problems in creative ways Posted on 27 Oct 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Many of us know the frustration of having to wait on an airplane when flight operations are delayed. However, something unusual happened on a flight out of Chicago when the... Read more»

Why a job well done is so satisfying Posted on 25 Aug 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

A young lawyer was setting up his first office after graduation in a small storefront when a client walked in the front door. Immediately, he picked up the phone on... Read more»

The power of ‘thank you’ Posted on 13 Jul 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog & Business categories.

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather interviewed a 25-year-old several years ago who had emigrated from Cuba and opened a thriving restaurant in Miami. When Rather asked how the man became... Read more»

Accomplish something great by starting small Posted on 18 May 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

What kind of advice would you expect the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command to give to students of his alma mater? In 2014, U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven... Read more»