I’ve watched more than my fair share of business leaders start down the path of defining a company’s core values, only to be distracted by the more pleasant route of articulating aspirational values instead. Why? Because facing the truth is hard. Your core values are the truth. They are your behavior. They are what already […]
Thanks to BoomTown for publishing these short thoughts. I’ve written about values and the real estate industry in the past, but I thought I’d share these quick thoughts here, along with a transcription of the video. The first thought was cut off and really should be completed. “What I know is that the people who’ve taken […]
The most dynamic challenge real estate brokers face today is NOT about changing their business model; it’s about improving the way in which they execute their existing model.
I have a fundamental disagreement with Spencer Rascoff’s statement, “before the internet, a great agent just had to be an information gatekeeper.” My pre-internet agent was far from being a simple gatekeeper to information.
Mike Pennington added an “interesting” comment to yesterday’s post highlighting the difference between values and ethics as it relates to values-based leadership. He said, “This confusion is especially true in professions where there is a written ‘Code of Ethics.’ Many times it ‘seems’ that the most successful are the ones who follow the code least often.” […]
One of the things that confounds me the most about the conversations that take place around values, brand and culture, is the assumption people make about values and their relationship to ethics, or to popular positive behavioral constructs. It’s a fairly common view. Take this following exchange as an example. @gahlord @CounselorAdrian the notion that […]