THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE

By Gino Blefari

This week found me at home, kicking off the week with my typical Monday WIG calls. On Tuesday, I participated in the weekly Berkshire Hathaway Energy Presidents meeting and presented 4DX Tune-Up to the leadership team at Houlihan Lawrence. The rest of the week I spent preparing (and as you read these words, am still in preparation) for next week’s monthly CEO leadership virtual meeting.

I always say I love my job mostly because of the people I get to do it with – even if we’re working together while separated by computer screens. And it’s not just the mindset of our team members that makes my job so fun but also their mantra; they are truly UNSTOPPABLE. (The word happens to be the theme for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention 2021 and it’s a perfect fit.)

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: KNOWING YOUR AUDIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me at home starting Monday off with the Berkshire Hathaway Energy weekly meeting and my typical WIG calls. On Tuesday, I presented 4DX Tune-Up to the leadership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto then shared my real estate story for the launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alexander Chandler Realty in Fort Worth, Texas. On Wednesday, I presented 4DX Tune-Up to three separate teams: first to attendees at the HomeServices of America Legal Conference then to the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and finally to the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty. Today, I gave my 4DX Tune-Up presentation to the leadership team at HomeServices of Kentucky, including president and CEO Brad DeVries. Finally, I ended my day presenting “Mindset Leadership Amid COVID-19” to the HomeServices Title team and Vice President Jim Lamphere.

With so many presentations to so many different leaders, my mind was focused this week on each particular audience and customizing my presentations to fit their specific challenges, opportunities and goals.

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LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM VINCE LOMBARDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Gino Blefari

This week found me at home, starting my week on Tuesday with my weekly Berkshire Hathaway Energy meeting followed by my normal WIG calls. Today, I presented a 4DX Tune-Up for the leadership team at Harry Norman, REALTORS®, which is led by CEO Jenni Bonura.

It’s an exciting day for me as the NFL kicks off with the Houston Texans taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ve often drawn comparisons between the lessons learned in sports and the lessons we can glean as leaders, and one of my all-time favorite football leaders was Vince Lombardi. The legendary coach was best known as head coach for the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s, and under his leadership the team won three straight and five total NFL championships over the span of seven years, which included winning the first two Super Bowls at the end of the 1966 and 1967 seasons.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: AUTHENTIC LEADERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me at home, starting Monday with my typical WIG calls among our HomeServices of America CEOs. On Tuesday, I participated virtually in the Berkshire Hathaway Energy Weekly Presidents Meeting followed by the August CEO Leadership Microsoft Teams Meeting. On Wednesday, I had the distinct opportunity to take part in the first-annual Walk-N-Wag to benefit the Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization for children with cancer. Kona and I got some exercise and enjoyed the summer day, all for a great cause.

In addition to a packed week of virtual events and meetings, I also carved out some time to digest a fantastic Harvard Business Review article – “Discovering Your Authentic Leadership.” The authors (Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean and Diana Mayer) eloquently explained the importance of authenticity when leading a team.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: THE HAPPINESS IN HELPING OTHERS

By Gino Blefari

This week found me at home, as expected, conducting my typical Monday WIG calls then giving a 4DX Tune-Up session to MidAmerican Energy Company President and CEO Adam Wright’s team. On Tuesday morning, I participated in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel launch event via Zoom. During the virtual event, I had the opportunity to welcome our first Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisee in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Later that day, I presented a 4DX Tune-Up for the team at Prosperity Home Mortgage.

While I joined the sessions and celebrations this week, one word came to mind: happiness. But not happiness as a destination or even as a journey – happiness as a state of mind.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: LEADING FROM A TO Z

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me in my usual locale — at home. On Monday, I had my normal WIG calls with our leadership teams across the world and on Tuesday I had my weekly Berkshire Hathaway Energy President’s Meeting followed by the monthly CEO Leadership Microsoft Teams Meeting. On Wednesday, I participated in Intero’s Leadership Symposium and today I presented “4DX Tune-Up” to the team at RealtySouth.

As I participated in these virtual meetings and conferences, I thought about the basics and how these past few months have created opportunities for leaders to focus on the true fundamentals of excellent leadership. In fact, you could take the entire alphabet and use it as a guide to the tenets of this “back to basics” leadership approach:

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Thoughts on Leadership: How to Be Optimistic about Achievement

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Minneapolis for a HomeServices of America board meeting. From Minneapolis it was off to Des Moines, Iowa for dinner with HomeServices of Iowa CEO Kim Bakey and her management team. On Tuesday morning, I presented a keynote on mindset/routine to the company and then I presented the West Coast Offense for Geometric Growth to the management team.

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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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