Sometimes when there is a crisis in an organization the leaders of the organization go silent. They are hiding hoping that everything will blow over but sometimes it doesn’t blow over.
Some will be told that they can not say anything while others will be told what they can say.
They go about their extremely important duties as if nothing has happened.
They lurk on social media posts and news articles and will occasionally jump in and use the gaslighting techniques that they learned in leadership school.
If that doesn’t work then they may try blaming anyone who is pointing out that there is a crisis for the crisis. We call this deflection. Rather than taking responsibility for a problem people with weak leadership skills will blame someone else.
When an organization has thousands of hard-working skilled leaders who are doing the most important work that there is we wonder how and why they can ignore the biggest crisis facing the organization that they have dedicated so much of their time and effort to.
It turns out that the people we thought were leaders and those who call themselves leaders are not leaders at all. If they were leaders we could hold them accountable or at the very least they would come out of hiding so that we can have a conversation.
Weenie awards to all!
Silence can be deafening. The “leaders” who are silent right now are speaking volumes.
Leadership isn’t just about enjoying the good times and taking a bow when all goes well. Sometimes leadership involves dealing with some ugly stuff.
Are you sure you have what it takes to be a leader?
This is for the powerful and amazing women in real estate.
Sometimes powerful women get together and when they do we find photographic evidence of the get-together on social media.
There are some poses women will use in photographs to appear smaller and thinner. Men don’t seem to do this but maybe they do and I just don’t know about it.
When a group of women get together and pose for a photograph and they all kind of hunch down and put one foot forward, bend their knees, and do all that they can to look small it can look like they have to pee and are trying to hold it in.
Please, ladies, you all look lovely. You don’t need to look small to be great. Stand tall, and go ahead and take up some space. Don’t be afraid to show the world how powerful you are.
We don’t truly have power until we are able to let go of the notion that we have to be the thinnest person in the photo.
The most recent data about National Association of Realtor members says that 62% are female and that the median age is 60.
81% of motorcycle owners are male, and the median age of a motorcycle owner is 50.
Soooooo. . . . the National Association’s “riding with the brand” campaign makes perfect sense as a way to showcase who we R.
REALTOR® PRIDE will sweep across the nation with Riding with the Brand! United by our pride in the profession, together we’ll celebrate what it means to be REALTOR® STRONG
Members can win a “riding with the brand” motorcycle and they have “riding with the brand” belt buckles.
It is possible that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is out of touch with its members.
Maybe the campaign is supposed to resonate with some other group of people. “Riding with the brand” is traveling around the country and promoting Realtors.
Nothing says Realtor like a motorcycle except for maybe a big ole belt buckle.
Sometimes I get the feeling that NAR is in denial. They wish that members were young and male but instead, members are people just like me. I haven’t been young for some time now and I have never been male.
As I write this on my blog cleverly disguised as a hot dog stand, “Threads” has been available to real estate pros for 24 hours.
The new app is sort of like Twitter I am told. I am not using it yet but am waiting for a free webinar. I know that the app is just for real estate and am surprised that no one is teaching us what the best practices for using it are.
To all the gurus out there I am waiting. Will this be the kind of game changer Club House was or maybe is? Will it be as hot as Plerk was in 2008 or will it be like those Google apps that had waiting lists to join but have since disappeared?
One thing is sure and that is that Threads is for real estate pros and it will be a game changer so please hurry we need guidance.
This year kind of reminds me of 2007 or 2008. There were “influencers” preaching about social media and how to use it to get rich.
Experts took to the stage and taught us all how to expand businesses by using social media. It was the thing to do.
They had best practices for real estate agents. I always wondered how they became experts.
Fast forward to 2023. The gurus are back and now they are teaching agents how to use AI (artificial intelligence) in their businesses.
These experts are going beyond the best practices and speaking about the future of AI in the real estate industry.
They already know what the future looks like. Apparently, it looks good for people who can speak to the real estate industry about AI. We don’t really know how it looks for those who integrate AI into their real estate businesses.
Personally, I am holding off until AI can enter listings into the MLS and correctly write contracts and edit my photographs with a few verbal instructions or better yet without my intervention.
When AI can flawlessly fill out IRS tax forms in such a way that I not only save money on taxes but on tax prep too.
For now, I’ll do my best to ignore the AI experts.
It is true. ChatGPT is the new QR code. Well, it isn’t anything like a QR code but real estate professionals are flocking to it and looking for ways to integrate it into their business just like they did with the QR code.
ChatGPT is artificial intelligence. A real estate agent types in some instructions and the chatbot spews forth words. Sometimes walls of words.
Just what we need more real estate agent spew during this time when there are too many agents and so few home sales.
Trust me agents have plenty of time to write their own spew.
There are of course free and for-a-fee webinars on how to use ChatGPT taught by experts who have been playing with it for a few months now.
I skipped the class. I decided to use chatGPT for something useful. I asked it for instructions on how to crochet a winter scarf.
The pattern it created works. It uses a basic combination of stitches that has several names. It is sometimes called the “moss” stitch. The instructions included the materials needed and a gauge (how many stitches per inch)
I’ll probably set up some kind of webinar about how to use chatGPT to create crochet patterns.
I am sure I could use artificial intelligence to create a post on this blog of mass destruction cleverly disguised as a hot dog stand but why would when I am blessed with an abundance of natural intelligence, loads of creativity, and an imagination that is endless?