THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: MEMORIAL DAY REFLECTIONS

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me yet again at home, just like you. On Tuesday, I presented the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) to Intero’s leadership team and then participated in Long & Foster’s monthly Shareholder’s Meeting. Today I’m filming various projects for HomeServices of America.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: STORIES OF THE LAST DANCE

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels virtually found me participating in the all-company meeting with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate on Tuesday as well as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices alignment session followed by an all-company meeting with the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties and finally, a Sales Convention 2021 input call to finish a busy day. On Wednesday, I had a HomeServices of America board meeting and today, I’m on round three of contingency plan calls with our CEOs and CFOs.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: REMEMBERING DON SHULA

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me, well, at home, but virtually connected to our leaders across the globe. On Monday, I kicked off CEO 4DX WIG calls, the beginning of a cadence of regular accountability where execution really happens. These regular and frequent meetings are for teams that own their Wildly Important Goals. On this initial call, I had our CEOs report out on seven of eight items—things like “My WIG for last week was ____ and the result was ____,” “My WIG for this week is _____,” “My lead measure for this week’s WIGS are …” and more. If you haven’t started doing weekly 4DX WIG calls with your team, take this blog post as a reminder to implement them now. They’ll be a gamechanger for producing results despite the whirlwind of all the challenges leaders today face.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: STRENGTHENING YOUR TEAM

This week my travels find me … (say it with me) home. I’m virtually meeting with team members, taking conference calls and joining Zoom discussions with leaders around the world. Besides the whirlwind, I participated in a Facebook and Zoom livestream with our network’s No.1 company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. On Tuesday, I was with our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global leaders. I was on with Toronto, Porto, Lisbon, Vilamoura, Algarve, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Piacenza, Dubai and London. On Wednesday I participated in a joint all-company training with Roberts Brothers and RealtySouth. I also virtually met with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago for a company-wide Town Hall. Finally, today I was honored to join Chris Stuart in the Facebook Live “Forever Forum.”

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: POSITIVE MINDSET, POSITIVE CHANGES

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me at home … and not just at home physically but also mentally. After weeks of change and evolution and re-adjusting, this new normal of digital leadership finally feels like home.

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Last Dance

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me at home, balancing Zoom meetings, conference calls and Facebook live events with opportunities to recharge. (By the way, if we aren’t connected on social media, let’s connect on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.)

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Opportunity in Challenges

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me … at home. (Although I did make the trek just now from my backyard to my home office to write this post.) As I sit at my desk, in the home I’ve been working out of for weeks now—just like you—I’m reminded of the concept that the bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity. And we’re facing one of the biggest challenges our industry and world has ever known.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Running Back to Think Ahead

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me … at home (perhaps next week we’ll rethink this opening line). A good family friend of mine, Don O’Neill, sent me an interesting article this week, and I took some time to read through it and would like to summarize the leadership lessons I learned from it.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Effective Leadership in Challenging Times

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me at home, just as you are. And while we’re at home we can still work diligently on creating better versions of ourselves and honing our abilities to lead. I’ve been listening to a great book, “The Leadership Challenge” by James M. Kouzes (Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University) and Barry Z. Posner (Dean of Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University). The book is now in its sixth edition and the book is so good that every time a new edition came out, I started from the beginning and re-listened to it. In fact, the ideas put forth by Kouzes and Posner about effective leadership during challenging times have never been more applicable.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Leading through Uncertainty

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me exactly where you are – home, in virtual meetings and conference calls as we take the current situation with COVID-19 one step at a time, one day at a time and as a collective, working together to find solutions for a brighter tomorrow.

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