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

Posts by Ken Albrecht

Organizing phone calls, calendar items Posted on 08 Mar 2017 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

Old methods for organizing your phone messages and your calendar not cutting it. What’s the best solution? Read more»

Balancing heavy workloads Posted on 02 Feb 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

When we start our day with the most important tasks, the unimportant tasks neatly fall into place. Read more»

Agreements with staff members make all of the difference Posted on 22 Dec 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Have you ever become frustrated when a staff member fails to follow through on a project or request? The problem may be that we failed to understand the difference between an expectation and an agreement. Read more»

How saying ‘no’ can improve your work performance Posted on 01 Dec 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Saying "no" to someone will be uncomfortable at first, but saying "yes" could produce regret for a long time. Read more»

One’s true test comes when faced with unexpected situations Posted on 27 Oct 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The people you rely on most in your business are probably the people who know how to deal with ambiguity. Read more»

Teaching staff members the art of problem solving Posted on 25 Aug 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

When staff members habitually come to you with their questions, they are passing the responsibility of the outcome onto you. Read more»

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»