What I know is that the people who’ve taken their values and have incorporated them into the daily conversations in their business life, that make it a part of what they do, these are the companies that get it, the companies that get the true impact of their values to their bottom line and to their brand.
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.
Differentiation in hard in a service industry like real estate. People can’t test drive your product before buying, like they can a car. They can’t sample it at a supermarket on Saturday morning. They can’t try it on. How do you get the consumer to have an experience with you before purchase?
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.” […]
Bill Leider has had a significant impact on my life. I had no way of knowing that 20 years ago when I hired Bill to consult with my previous company. I had no way of knowing that our relationship would progress from vendor, to partner, to dear friend. But what I have always known, from […]
Your values are your true brand. I believe this without reservation. There is real power in clearly identifying and articulating your core mission and values, and making them a prominent behavior driver, both in your business and in your personal life. Two stories caught my eye this past week and they each take a different approach to […]