Thoughts on Leadership: How Do You Actually Achieve Your Goals?

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me in the Pacific Northwest – Seattle on Tuesday, Portland on Wednesday and Eugene, Oregon on Thursday for awards ceremonies with agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals, led by president and CEO Jason Waugh. As I celebrated the achievements of these teams across the Pacific Northwest, I was reminded about the importance of taking time to understand the mental dexterity necessary to accomplish your goals.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Super Bowl

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first found me first in Midtown Manhattan, for dinner with a Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Real Estate prospect. Next, it was off to Farmingdale, New Jersey to celebrate the merging of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and The Trident Group. As CEO of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate Pat Bell mentioned in her speech during that momentous event, the powerful combination of these two brokerages will generate incredible accomplishments for all. Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, led by CEO Larry Flick V, Chairman Larry Flick IV and President Joan Docktor, is a company with a legacy of greatness dating back to 1886. Now more than 6,000 strong, they will continue to grow and be unmatched in their ability to serve the real estate needs of their new and existing clients.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Leadership Lessons Learned from Kobe

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in San Diego as a guest of Tom Ferry’s Elite+ Retreat, a two-day event for learning, networking, masterminding and recharging. I presented on a system for Geometric Growth, helping attendees execute on their 2020 goals.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Healthy, Wealthy, Wise and Minimize

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first working from my Northern California office and next in San Diego for the HomeServices of America, Inc. CEO Leadership Conference. The conference brought together leaders from our HomeServices of America companies to discuss financial updates, ideas for growth, diversity and inclusion initiatives and more. We also reviewed company scorecards because when performance is measured performance improves; when performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates. The conference will wrap up tomorrow with Tom Ferry, top real estate coach and speaker and founder/CEO of Tom Ferry International, delivering a presentation on “leaning into change.”

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Science of Your Brain

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first at our HSF Affiliates headquarters in Irvine, California to attend alignment sessions—global and domestic for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and domestic for Real Living Real Estate—where I shared our system of execution and goal-accomplishment with prospective brokerage teams. Next, I traveled to Nashville and it’s here, on the location of the 2020 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention where I find myself now.

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Mindset to Succeed

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Salt Lake City for the Berkshire Hathaway Energy 2020 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC). This year’s conference covered cross-business panel discussions and presentations related to key challenges and opportunities for Berkshire Hathaway Energy leaders. In particular, the agenda highlighted teamwork and how it can help advance and grow any organization.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE NEW YEAR

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Hawaii, recharging, resetting and putting the finishing touches on my 2020 goals while keeping my calls and actual work to a minimum.

In fact, here’s a practice I employ from the book “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” by Peter Bregman: Set your alarm clock or phone to go off every hour during the day … that’s eight 1-minute check-ins. When the clock goes off, it’s your reminder to pause, reflect, recharge, recalibrate and refocus. And that’s what I’m doing in Hawaii.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: HAPPY HOLIDAYS

By Gino Blefari

This week I’m in Northern California, working right up until the holidays to ensure a merry and bright new year for all of our brands. The holidays are such a special time with friends and family, and as far as leadership goes, St. Nick happens to be an iconic leader. Why is he such a shining example of leadership? Here are 12 reasons:

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: NETWORK, CELEBRATE, CONNECT

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Northern California. On Monday, I met with technology experts who are helping our organization tackle the complexities and subtleties of putting together an effective technology plan. In a world driven by technology and competition, it’s important for non-biased experts to recommend a path forward for our company. They examined what we’re doing without agenda or predisposition and we were able to have constructive conversations. The combination of business and technology is an art rather than a science and having the right people in the room allowed for creative collaboration to flourish.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Orange County and next in Washington, D.C. where I had a chance to attend Long & Foster’s Company Executives and Senior Leadership Meeting. In September 2017, HomeServices of America, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Long & Foster Companies, Inc. According to the REAL Trends 500 report released that same year, Long & Foster ranked as the largest independent residential real estate brand by volume and the second-largest independent brand by units.

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