Thoughts on Leadership: A Tribute to George H.W. Bush

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me first in Northern California and next in Orange County for meetings with our team. Instead of discussing the current state of our brands, or what I’ve read this week, today I want to reflect on a leader recently lost, the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.

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Thoughts on Leadership: A Business Philosophy

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Orange County, attending meetings and alignment sessions with prospective brokerages for our Real Living Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (domestic and global) brands. We usually conduct alignment sessions at least once per month, and they’re a great chance for leaders to get to know our team and how we can align on customized strategies to help execute their Wildly Important Goals (WIGs). Our mission is to always help them achieve their goals faster than they would in our absence.

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Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: A Thanksgiving Tale

By Gino Blefari

As my video message above explains, this week my travels find me in Orange County, recording videos like the one you just watched and meeting with our team. It’s fortuitous Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, because it means my blog posts can always land exactly on the day of giving thanks.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Planning for Success

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels took me to not only three stops, not only three companies but also three countries: London for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co; Berlin to spend time with the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rubina Real Estate; and finally, back to the U.S. in Las Vegas, for a meeting with Corporate Magic to finalize the creative planning for Sales Convention 2019.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Connecting for Change at NAR Annual

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Boston for the 2018 National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo, also known as NAR Annual. From Boston it was off to London to celebrate the launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co. (In fact, I write this very post from the UK.) Finally, my 10-day road trip ends in Berlin, visiting with the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rubina Real Estate.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Are You Happy, Always?

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Orange County, conducting meetings and strategizing with the team at the HSF Affiliates headquarters in Irvine. Next, I traveled to Minneapolis for a HomeServices of America, Inc. board meeting. From there, I traveled home to Northern California, where I sit writing this to you now, preparing for a 10-day road trip.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Affirmation that “You’re Closer Than You Think Whether You Realize It Or Not”

This week my travels found me in Irvine, California at our HSF Affiliates headquarters for alignment sessions with prospective franchisees from Paris, France and from Maine, Vermont and Minnesota. It was a pleasure to meet with the brokers of these firms, as each is a dynamic leader with a clear set of goals.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Courage, Compassion and Ohana

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me in Lake Tahoe, California attending Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ annual CFO Conference, a gathering of brokerage and finance leaders from franchisees throughout our network.

What I like most about the CFO Conference is that it harnesses the input and best practices of our network’s finance professionals, so all attendees leave with ideas and information to help their companies grow and prosper. Susan Erway of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beazley, REALTORS® in Augusta, Georgia, said the conference helped her examine challenges in a different light and, when talking through issues with like-minded leaders, “the real brainstorming begins. I am immensely grateful for the value the CFO Conference brings me and my company.”

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Thoughts on Leadership: Reflecting on Diversity and NAGLREP

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Northern California taking conference calls and meetings, catching up on work and writing more than 70 handwritten notes. (You can see the evidence of that endeavor here.) The week kicked off, however, in Palm Springs at the National Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) 2018 convention, which was a veritable hot spring of inspiration in the California desert.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Learning from Leaders

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Vancouver, BC for the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Summit Conference and today in Palm Springs, CA for The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals 2018 convention. But more about that great experience in next week’s post …

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