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The Legacy-Driven Leader & Impact

The Legacy-Driven Leader & Impact

When we think of what drives a leader, at the heart, is the need to meet a need, solve a problem or create something that no one has before. Most great leaders also desire to leave a legacy and change the world. Their business ideas are driven by passion, selflessness and something bigger than dollars and cents. Legacy-driven leaders speak of God, heart and purpose.

We are just a few days away from the SOAR Community Network Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful legacy driven leaders, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Lee Self of the Executive Forum, and Myron J. Radio, President of the R Group, who inspire us with their ideas on The Legacy-Driven Leader & Impact.”

Lee Self
Lee Self

Lee shares her thoughts on legacy-driven leadership and impact:

  • Tip 1: Legacy-driven Leadership is about having a POSITIVE lasting impact on the world through leadership.
  • Tip 2: To do this, the legacy-driven leader must be focused on the world that they have been called to impact. They need to have clarity on where they are uniquely created and positioned to have an impact vs. striving to lead beyond or beneath their calling)
  • Tip 3: Self reflection and self awareness are critical prerequisites to having a legacy impact. Only a leader who fully understands him/herself relative to past, present and future experiences, relationships and capabilities will be able to grasp just where and how they can best contribute to the world.
  • Tip 4: Legacy impact was best described by Frederick Buechner: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

 Myron left us with three simple tips:

  • Myron Radio
    Myron Radio

    Tip 1: Know your Purpose, know your mission… and stay true to it

  • Tip 2: Align your actions to your purpose
  • Tip 3: In business or in life, your aspirations lead to inspirations that require perspiration to bring them to life

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.

How Building Systems and Processes Can Foster Innovation

How Building Systems and Processes Can Foster Innovation 

The word innovation inspires thoughts of creativity and sparks of genius, not structure, systems and processes; however experts tell us that having systems and processes in fact foster an environment that better enables leaders to innovate. We are just a few days away from the  SOAR Community Network Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Jeff Wu, Realtor and Associate Broker at the Agent Knows Homes, and Victor Cora Nazario, Chief Operating Officer of SOAR Community Network, LLC, ” who gave us some great tips onHow Building Systems and Processes Can Foster Innovation.”

Jeff Wu
Jeff Wu

Jeff shares some tips on the importance of planning:

  • Tip 1: Use your creative juices: envision the ideal outcome
  • Tip 2: Plan Ahead and Map it Out: write down every step
  • Tip 3: Know that It’s Iterative: take ownership and continuously refine

Here are Victor Cora Nazario’s tips:

  • Tip 1: Make sure you document your major processes before deploying software systems. Just buying software won’t solve your issues, it just makes bad processes run faster. A system with good automated processes has to exist in order to free people from mundane tasks. This freedom creates the space for innovation.
  • Tip 2: Create some type of social engagement space in your systems for your internal team to have free form discussions. This will let you identify issues with internal processes but will also aid you in identifying the innovators in your organization.
  • Victor
    Victor

    Tip 3: Create a Subject Matter Expert (SME) program in your organization or embed information technology (IT) in your Operations group instead of your Finance and Admin group. This ensures that your IT group is part of the strategic conversation when it comes to delivering services to your clients. This is an excellent way to foster innovation because new technology can be introduced in the conversation when talking about ways to improve sales and service.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.

How to Win Over & Keep Customers

How to Win Over & Keep Customers

Several factors come into play in terms of a company’s long term sustainability. Innovation, operational strength, strong mission focus, vision, image, marketing, a strong team, and most of all great customer service. We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from entrepreneurs who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine connected with Akia G. Ashmond Brew, Director of Marketing at the International Economic Development Council, Tony Marciante​, Entrepreneur/Chef/Restaurateur​ and Owner of Chef Tony’s Fresh Seafood and Michael Bare, President of BARE International about “How to Win Over & Keep Customers.

AkiaAkia shares some tips on how to keep customers. Follow her on Twitter @akiagarnett for more!

  • Tip 1: Maintain a sterling reputation – your reputation always proceeds you in business. Treating your customers well gives you plenty of testimonials based on truth.
  • Tip 2: Visit with your customers – Check in with your customers to review services and ask them how you can help them have greater success. It’s not enough to ask occasionally how you are performing . Having times scheduled gives them time to compile actionable advice you can use to increase satisfaction. While you’re there, drop off a thank you card, or a gift as a leave behind.
  • Tip 3: Double-check your invoicing – before you send bills, let customers know they can expect an invoice in the coming days and that they should let you know if the format in which you submitted the bill is correct. While your contract says when you can bill, remember that everything is about customer satisfaction. Be sure that when they pay their bill they see the value you’ve provided. Sending monthly summaries of services provided is one way to let the customer know that you are tracking their experience with you as a vendor.

Chef TonyHere are Chef Tony’s ways to keep customers happy:

  • Tip 1:  Be genuine with everyone around you. Fake sucks.​
  • Tip 2: Remember WHY you do what you do, stay excited, excitement wins over people.​
  • Tip 3: ​Treat everyone as if they were your Grandmother – you wouldn’t do anything but EVERYTHING your Grandmother would need. This will win over pretty much everyone.


Michael
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an expert in Global Customer Experience Research offers these suggestions:

  • Tip 1: ASK questions of and LISTEN to what customer facing employees have to say (about their pain points and challenges)
  • Michael BareTip 2: Share customer input in a positive way, reinforce success and discuss challenges
  • Tip 3: Be genuine in thanking customers for their business.
  • Tip 4: Be specific when asking about customer satisfaction (NOT – was everything alright?)

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.

What the Future Holds for Emerging Leaders

What the Future Holds for Emerging Leaders

 Several factors come into play in terms of a leader’s future success. Innovation, operational strength, strong mission focus, vision, image, marketing, a strong team are a few of these. In the world we live in today, with shifting economic markets and technology changing so rapidly, today’s leader must be even more aware of what needs to be done to stay on one’s “A” game.

We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Misti Burmeister, Author, Speaker and Provoker, and Elise Fee, Accelerated Breakthrough Coach, Speaker, Author of “The Spiritual Human” about “What the Future Holds for Emerging Leaders.” 

Misti BurmeisterMisti shares some tips on how to stay relevant as a leader:

  • Tip 1: Be interested. Let curiosity and intrigue drive you, rather than title and authority.
  • Tip 2: Be interesting. Keep learning… About yourself and about their interests and goals.
  • Tip 3: Be a Provoker… of greatness. Look beneath the surface, see their greatness and challenge them to share their gifts.

Here are Elise’s tips on balancing privacy, being confident and letting your authentic self shine:

  • Tip 1: When facing a challenging situation, remember to engage your heart as well as your head.
  • Tip 2: Instead of focusing on areas of disagreement, seek points of connection.
  • Elise Fee
    Elise Fee

    Tip 3: Do what’s right, not what’s right now. You’ll sleep better.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.