Thoughts on Leadership: Masterminds & Mother’s Day

This week my travels find me in San Diego, attending the T3 Summit at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The T3 Summit is an invite-only mastermind and think tank for residential real estate industry leaders. The lineup of speakers and session topics is always excellent year after year, and surprisingly, kept under wraps until the very day of the event.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Habits for Life

This week my travels find me in alignment sessions for our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brands. Our mission as we meet with prospective brokerages and their leaders is always to help them reach their goals faster than they would in our absence. We go over our systems, processes and the mission and vision of our brands, but we also create customized solutions for the brokerages that will instill new business habits for even greater success. In a way, we’re like a branded accountability partner to the brokerages that join our network, there every step of the way to motivate them to grow.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: MASTERING YOUR HABITS

This week my travels find me in Hawaii, where I had the privilege of officiating the marriage of my good friends Jun Lee and Adam Brooks. Beyond being a great person and close acquaintance, Jun also happens to be a professional golfer at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA. She was personally trained by Hank Haney, Butch Harman and Paul Runyan.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Habit Formation

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Northern California, working with our network members around the world to grow our brands and their businesses through service, skills and a well-honed system of execution.

Last week we kicked off “Habits Month,” a four-week excavation of the ideas put forth in James Clear’s book, “Atomic Habits.” In the previous post, we talked about what habits are and how habit formation can create the small wins that lead to positive outcomes. A small, positive action repeated enough times becomes automatic, subsumed into the non-conscious part of our brains and thus, a habit.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Leading by Example

This week my travels first found me in New Orleans at RESPRO26, an event that brought together real estate leaders—the nation’s top brokers, home builders, mortgage lenders, and title/settlement service providers—for a three-day conference on affiliated businesses and strategic alliances in the home buying and financing industry.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Scorekeeping for Success

This week my travels find me in Northern California, working and taking time to recharge after a whirlwind week in Las Vegas for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention. The theme for this year’s event was ALL IN and as we now begin to entwine that phrase into our businesses and lives, one question comes to mind: How can we really know when we’re ALL IN?

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Thoughts on Leadership: New Year, Same Follow Up

This week my travels find me in Northern California, reviewing my goals and flipping through the pages of my journal. In late December, during that expected lull just after the jolly whirlwind of the holidays temporarily dims, right before the excitement of New Year’s Eve begins, I always grab my journal and go through each entry. As I review, I note what I’ve accomplished and what still needs to be completed before the clock strikes midnight on a brand-new year.

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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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Thoughts on Leadership: How Elite Leaders Lead

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Kona, Hawai’i for the 2018 Berkshire Elite Circle Conference, a truly elite retreat that our team hosted at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

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Thoughts on Leadership: The Journey to Somewhere New

By Gino Blefari

This week’s travels took me first to Seattle for AREAA’s 2018 Global + Luxury Summit and next to T3 Summit in Miami, an invite-only think tank for leaders and executives in the residential real estate industry.

I was proud to attend AREAA’s event in Seattle with Peter Turtzo, SVP of international operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; Rosalie Warner, SVP of network services for HSF Affiliates; Troy Reierson, HSF Affiliates director of business development; and Teresa Palacios Smith, HSF Affiliates vice president of diversity and inclusion. As Teresa says, our organization is working tirelessly to ensure that every facet of what we do mirrors the diversity we find in the marketplace. AREAA was an opportunity to enhance that mission through idea sharing, networking and learning about ways to elevate the standards of our industry.

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