"History is never over," said Bob Woodward, two-time Pulitzer prize winning journalist for The Washington Post and author of All the President’s Men. Woodward kicked off the National Association of Realtors®’ Legislative meetings with a commentary on the current election cycle. “What can we learn … [Read more...] about The Next Stage of Good
I recently spoke with an association member who had just returned from a meeting where the incoming president addressed members for the first time. I asked the member for his immediate impression and he replied, “I think he’s a really nice guy.” (I was asking because I find myself talking more and … [Read more...] about Talk is Cheap – Help Leaders Deliver Your Message of Value
I make an effort never to begin a post with "This is me." But this graphic reminds me of me. Driving home from the MAR leadership academy. Blazing across I-70 at 7pm. No radio, but plenty to think about. Missouri Association of REALTORS® puts 13 leaders though a series of education, exposure to … [Read more...] about Blazing Lessons for Association Leaders
Referrals hit home with a lot of people, but others shy away from the topic altogether. It is a foreign concept to some professional salespeople. But in reality, we all count on interpersonal relationships to get our job done, no matter what we do for a living. We may just not call it a … [Read more...] about Referrals and the Golden Rule
Five tips for filling your committees. Building a successful association hinges on finding volunteers to give their time, energy, and talent. Yet some associations continually struggle to attract volunteers. These days, some fear even asking members who are experiencing a challenging business … [Read more...] about Best Practices: Need More Volunteers?
When was the last time you really thought your process of finding and developing potential leaders for your organization? Communication, finding them, and growing them them is vital. Not unlike gardening, the process of growing healthy leaders involves a few important steps. Done properly, you will … [Read more...] about Finding and Growing Leaders – Plant Seeds Often and Handle Them with Care