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Nov 8, 2017

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Alex E Kheyson, and I want to welcome you to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. After listening to this episode please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Are you motivated by a paycheck or opportunity to learn and grow? What motivates new employees when opportunities present themselves, and how can leaders determine if an employee is there to grow with a business, or just there for a easy ride and paycheck?
  • What should a leader or manager pay attention to during an interview with a potential candidate? It is only which answers that candidate provides that matter or there's more things to keep in mind and pay attention to? What about dress code, is that important?
  • What are some critical steps that leaders and manager must pay attention to and follow in new talent discovery and development? Why some people create and live in false reality when being yourself is soo much easier and comfortable?
  • If you are not ready to invest time and energy into your own development, no one can help you until you are ready to invest into yourself
  • Which are the characteristics of an employee who is committed to their personal and professional development, learning and growth, and how can leaders unlock their potential?
  • Developing a detailed plan for growth and goal-setting is a must in employee development. What are responsibilities of a leader and an employee?

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Nov 1, 2017

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Alex E Kheyson, and I want to welcome you to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. After listening to this episode please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • According to most business expectations, what are we expected to deliver every time without delays and with high accuracy and quality?
  • Are time management techniques and ways to prioritize your work approach change for every business or are they the same regardless of the company you may be working for?
  • Can one learn time management as a skill over time or is this something you are born with?
  • Prioritization is a one time constant when it come to project/task prioritization. Why is this the case? What does prioritization means and how it is used in the workplace/business?
  • Communication transparency is a key to effective project management and completion. Would you inform your business leader about challenges experiences during project life and risk of missing deadline, or would you keep it to yourself?
  • Time Management Process is a variable that should be carefully designed with business requirements and company culture in mind

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Oct 11, 2017

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Alex E Kheyson, and I want to welcome you to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. After listening to this episode please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • What are some ways in which we may be experiencing stress in our lives
  • Possible effects of continuous stress on our physical and emotional states. What do we often forget when it comes to stress?
  • Do we know how and are we prepared to deal with stress? Are there ways to help us recognize when we are experiencing stress?
  • Examples of questions that we may be asking ourselves in our mind when we face uncertainties and stress
  • What are some ways to help dealing with stress once we recognize it? There's always a reason to keep moving forward despite occasional setbacks in our lives, regardless how complex they may be
  • Ways to refocus your mind and think big picture
  • Believing in yourself and your abilities to accomplish and overcome anything your set your mind to. Be in control of what goes into your mind and how your respond to information received
  • Don't let anyone tell you what you are capable of, only you know the answer

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Oct 4, 2017

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Alex E Kheyson, and I want to welcome you to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. After listening to this episode please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Can anyone become more assertive when the situation calls for it? What may be stopping us to express our opinions openly when necessary, is that fear of being misunderstood or too direct?
  • Why do we continue to hide our assertive personality inside of us, even when we know that we have something to say and are confident that we are absolutely right?
  • What do we fail to recognize when we are in the middle of presentation of ideas and opinions on the subject at hand, even though it is such an easy and hard thing to remember?
  • What do we tend to focus on more in the middle of the constructive argument when we are not assertive, what do we think and care the most about? Are we being consumed by others' thoughts and opinions that we forget about our own?
  • 'It's not what you say but how you say it' - recommend vs. tell approach in problem solving and solution finding. Collaboration is one of the critical parts of any productive negotiation

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Sep 13, 2017

Hey everyone,

 

Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. Happy to see you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • How good concentration and focus can benefit us in life, both personal and professional?
  • How a one stay focused when various distractions are present?
  • Can concentration and focus can be improved?
  • Habit creation through the use of triggers and rewards.
  • What are triggers in the habit creation process?
  • What are rewards and how they are applied in relation to established triggers?
  • How do triggers and rewards help in creating new habits or overwrite existing ones? Coming in contact with triggers to active a specific action
  • What are some examples of triggers and rewards?
  • How can 'trigger and reward' technique help improve concentration and focus long-term?

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Sep 6, 2017

Hey everyone,

 

Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. Happy to see you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • What are some of the ways to remember information learned when you have poor visual memory and can't remember a thing as soon as you close a book?
  • Learning through repetition technique what is that and how does it work? What are some of the typical objections to repetition method and how to break through those objections - what to do to keep information in your brain vs. letting it go?
  • Learning through highlighting and searching for takeaways while studying and digesting information. Are you highlighting the right way? There are right and wrong ways of saving information learned for future review and understanding
  • Learning through asking questions technique - what are some challenges that many people run into when it comes to asking questions while seeking understanding? What are benefits of asking good questions, especially when learning something new
  • Not so surprising personal development tips and insight - what is the one important rule when it comes to asking questions that you need to remember?

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Jul 19, 2017

Hi everyone,


Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in general in the comments below. I really appreciate your support.

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Knowledge acquired through training and education - transferring from theory into practice by incorporating hands-on experience
  • Transition from theory into practice will not be perfect the first time around - be ready for mistakes and bumps along the road, until perfection and comfort level is achieved with time and practice
  • How are the most successful teams are built? - Developing teams and leaders through empowerment
  • What is the empowered team? Why critical business opportunities are often missed when team is lacking empowerment?
  • Empowered teams create empowered leaders, where leadership title is achieved without promotion
  • Why not every team in every business creates empowered teams? How business leader's style and ego can have a negative impact on business's progress and success
  • What are some benefits of empowering through involvement?

 

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

 

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Jun 14, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

 

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • What strategies do many business use to appeal to their existing and new customers?
  • Does every company actually lives up to their commitment to provide exceptional customer experience and goes out of their way to ensure that each and every customer's need and expectation is actually met?
  • What are the consequences of 'poor' customer review or experience for a business? Can negative review left by a consumer effect business's image and future growth? If so, how?
  • Word of the month and digital media avenues for customers to share their feedback and how they feel about a particular business, their products, services, and customer service. Why these avenues to share feedback are the most effective today?
  • What can businesses do to ensure that their customers are satisfied with their products and services, and to continue to live up to customer's expectations, especially when those expectations increase every day? Few steps that business can take to improve their customer satisfaction, retain their current loyal customers, and acquire new.
  • What is important to a customer in order to continue remaining loyal to a business? What businesses can do to grow their loyal customer base and grow a successful business?

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Jun 1, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

 

​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Different ways in which we choose to communicate. Is there a time to remain quiet during conversation or keep speaking with or without purpose as long as the audience is present?
  • Communication preferences and introduction into behavioral styles. Starting point in creating productive and positive working, business, and personal relationships by understanding what drives one person to speak and another to remain quiet
  • Understanding individual communication preferences and what factors play part in creating these preferences, while creating environment of trust and mutual respect
  • Cultural upbringing component in communication style development. Ways to foster healthy and productive communication and relationship building with others
  • Silence can be very powerful. Words have tremendous amount of power, therefore, one must choose them very carefully
 

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May 24, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

 

​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Solutions are not visible on surface, one must dig deep to find the answers
  • It's mush easier to give up and stop pursuing one's goals because others are telling you that it's is impossible, versus work really hard to overcome obstacles, trust and believe in yourself and prove everyone that it is possible
  • When was finding great success was easy? High levels of energy and great deal of time are required. Problems will not solve themselves, one must take action to solve them
  • Don't quit near the finish line. How champions become champions? They work harder and longer than someone who is not committed to their life time goal
  • You either find a solution or dwell over a problem, choice is yours. Anything is possible if you truly believe that it is

 

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May 17, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

 

​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • The use of word 'unfair' in daily interactions and its effect on problem solving or problem creation
  • What perception the use of the phrase 'it's not fair' may create? Is that the perception you intend on giving out? Let's figure out how the use of such phrase may create confusion, misunderstanding, and take away opportunities to learn and grow
  • The importance to be prepared for life's challenges versus expecting for life to be fair to us. You may be disappointed if you expectation is for life to be fair at all times
  • When the word 'fair' may be used? What are some of the ways to use this word to create a sense of trust and respect in business and personal situations?
  • Self-reflect when you feel that someone is being 'unfair' towards you. Questions to ask yourself to create opportunities to correct any prior misunderstandings and establish positive working relationships between parties

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May 10, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • How does someone with a 'minimum-wage mindset' thinks or what is a 'minimum-wage mindset?'
  • How conditioned beliefs from the past affect our thinking, actions, and future?
  • The unique balance between beliefs of the past and expectations of today. What is holding us back?
  • The necessity to adopt to ever-changing business and non-business environment
  • What is punch in, punch out mentality? How can one change such mentality to working hard until success has been achieved?
  • Understanding the successful mindset where minimum wage is unacceptable
  • What are some of the key attributes of a success-focused mindset
  • Acting now or waiting for the 'right' moment?
  • How New Year's resolution is nothing but a way to postpone acting on your goal now
  • Being open and willing to make mistakes creates an opportunity to learn and improve

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

 

www.heartandmindofaleader.com

 

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May 3, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you!

Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

  • Main question addressed is: Why is it important to be the best at what you do or specialize?
  • Which questions are you asking yourself when you fall short of being promoted, or when important project gets assigned to someone other than you, perhaps even less experienced?
  • How does sense of entitlement may hurt our future in the long term? Feeling of entitlement may stem from long tenure at the place of business and experience acquired over the years. But, does long tenure always guarantees successful career growth?
  • Facing your own insecurities and addressing them is a very important step in self discovery, which is a necessary step in building a personal development and career growth plans
  • Sharing few questions to ask yourself and to focus as part of your self-discovery, and to help you understand there you are today and where you want to be. What is the next step that you can take to advance your career?

 

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

www.heartandmindofaleader.com

 

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Apr 26, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you - Alex Kheyson

 


​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

 

  • Have you ever asked yourself a question - "how am I being perceived by others?" "what do other people think about me, my attitude, my character, my actions?" If not, then now is the time to reflect and look inside yourself
  • Don't you want to make sure people see you for who you really are, vs. who they may perceive you as?
  • Do you really want to show others - your employees, your business clients, new people you meet how much you care about your business and personal relationships? I hope the answer for you is YES, because for me it certainly is.
  • We are often perceived for not who we are inside, and not for our true genuine intentions, but strictly for immediate shell that we present, an outside business image of ourselves, which often pushes people away from us, and then we wonder why some people do not want to do business with us or even interact with us daily. The answer lies in you, and it is your responsibility to uncover your true reality to be viewed for who you really are

I hope you enjoy listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

 

 

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Apr 19, 2017

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show. I am happy to have you here. Please share your feedback about this topic and episode in the comments below. Thank you - Alex Kheyson

​Some of the main questions and points that I cover in this episode are:

  • How do we view challenging situations that we face in your lives? Are we looking at each challenge as an opportunity to grow and learn from or as something that can't be solved
  • The way we view each situation, positive or negative, affects the outcome of the outcome of that specific situation
  • Being afraid to reach out for help due to personal ego, is a big mistake that many of us make every time we need help. How can we be more open and not be afraid to ask for help?
  • Positive and optimistic outlook is the key. Getting negativity to get inside of you and keeping it in is not beneficial for our own mindset and wellbeing
  • Being in control, always remembering that each situation can be viewed from a different, a positive angle, while keeping negativity away

 

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Jan 25, 2017

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson is here, and I am happy to continue to share my passion for personal development and self-learning with you.

In this episode the following questions and topics are addressed:

 

  • Why do some people feel the sense of unhappiness once they have reached their lifetime goals and are extremely successful? What are some of the reasons for this occurrence?
  • Once you are at the 'top', what are the next steps? What can one do with years of experience, overcoming failures, and acquired knowledge?
  • Becoming successful and accomplishing our own personal goals and dreams is a great foundation to the new phase of our lives - helping others to achieve their goals and dreams, while making our mark in this world

 

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

Jan 18, 2017

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson is here, and I am happy to continue to share my passion for personal development and self-learning with you.

In this episode the following questions and topics are addressed:

 

  • What is holding us back from fulfilling our full potential?
  • How our minds conditioned to avoid mistakes and risks, thus creating barriers to success
  • Origins of safety or mistake-free zone and expectation of greatness that we are expected to fulfill
  • What are the origins or sources of our mistake-free conditioning , and where does expectation of perfection comes from?
  • Parents role in creating safe and comfortable environment
  • Peer group and Environment effects on shaping our perception
  • Points to takeaway with you

 

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

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