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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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This week's blog was inspired by Andy Stanley's book "Next Generation Leader".  Five primary obstacles are identified by Andy for leaders to adopt their way of thinking. 1. The Quest for Balance We have heard of being well-rounded and knowledgeable in all aspects of our respected profession.  However, being a leader, it is more important to have a focus.  Focus on your core competencies and build your team to bring the well-roundedness under your leadership. Defining what you can do best and make...

Successful people always seem to be motivated.    They are energetic, focused and accomplish great things on a consistent basis. What Keeps Us Motivated? Motivated people walk briskly with a purpose and with the sense of confidence.  They have a drive to solve a problem, to create a new standard or to simply take care of the task at hand and move to the next one. The reward for accomplishing and being creative is enough to motivate some.  Being the leader to keep...

As a business networker, this is one of the self-rewarding activities I really enjoy.  Meeting people, some for the first time and others on a regular basis, provides the opportunity to get to know each person' story.  Ask for their story when you meet.  Listen.  Share your story afterwards.  I would like to share a couple of names I have been called when talking about the subject of making connections. The Connector Connecting people together and making introductions to spark a good...

Leaders have some of these instinctive habits to help them grow and keep them being successful every day. 1. Communicate Effectively This is the #1 instinctive habit seen in remarkable leaders. Clear and concise communication results in everyone understanding.  Invite the opportunity to ask questions for further clarification as needed.  Each person on the team knows their role, tasks and their expectations. Active listening plays a role here to communicate effectively.  Leaders listen, they ask questions and share what they heard to ensure...

Leaders always make everyone else a priority.  They focus on all the tasks at hand and ensure things are being taken care of in a timely fashion.  With this successful philosophy, we tend to forget to make time for ourselves. Leaders Are Passionate When we are passionate about the things we do and the people around us, it is easy for this to consume most of our time.  Thanks to certain special people we interact with, they show us what we cannot...

The Personal Side Enjoying time with the Family, both the good times and the tough times.  The difficult times bring the family closer together sharing memories and emotions on what each day will bring.  Watching Haley and Syd grow into young adults and being part of their journey has been a thrill.  The lovely Carmela has been beside me, supporting me and we are there for each other.  We do our best to balance our personal time away from work and...

Is There A Tech Scene In Windsor? Yes there certainly is!   The week of October 21st was Tech Week with many successful events, sponsors and many professionals joining in to celebrate the Tech Scene in WindsorEssex.  During this week, there were twelve events, over one thousand attendees with thirty partners and sponsors across WindsorEssex and ChathamKent Regions.  It was an epic week ending on the Saturday with the Tech Awards, Nerd Olympics awards and topping it off with the classic GhostBusters...

crm analytics with custom reports

Do you stop and think about what is holding you back?   Look at the other side of this question to determine what motivates you.  Focus on these and work on the other things that prevent you from moving forward. We have talked about removing the nay-sayers and negative energy around you.  Really think about this.  If you find this holds you back, do something about it.  You can ignore, forge ahead or you can get pushed down. It is all up to you to decide. Move Forward! Move...

windows 7 end of life

There are many reasons why your business can no longer hold on to the aging Windows 7. Putting off the upgrade has become an operating system time bomb for your day-to-day and has many hidden ramifications you may not have noticed.  You can continue to run Windows 7 if you desire; but, it is the IT equivalent to holding your door open to global hackers and handing them a plate of cookies, a glass of milk and a warm hug as...

leadership building business habits

  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...