leadership Archive

Smiling Science: How to Grin and Wear It

Darryl Davis salutes your resilience as a real estate professional, being able to make it through the lean years and come out on the other side. He also recognizes that when one problem in real estate is solved–such as...

A Script for Ushering Change

When change comes to town, it seems to divide people into two camps: victims and villains. Those who precipitated the change are often the bad guys of the situation. And everyone else seems to be warily looking for their...
March 1, 2013

On Reading as Snacking: The Nutritional Value of Your Bookshelf

Yeah, yeah; I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But we all do it to some extent; if we didn’t, publishers would save some money and all book covers would look the same. And...
November 16, 2012

We Need to Talk

We all know a sales manager or two like Brad Hutchinson, the main character in Brian Souza’s new book. Seems like they always have three things: amazing numbers, endless confidence, and no clue how to manage people. But how...
August 6, 2012

Top 10 Books on Business Leadership

Here are the current best-selling management and leadership books from Amazon.com: 1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink 2. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim...
December 8, 2010

Top 10 Books on Management & Leadership

Here are the current best-selling management and leadership books from Amazon.com: 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath 2. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton 3. Good to Great:...
September 10, 2010

Author Chat: Michael Gurian on Leadership and the Sexes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our book review on Leadership and the Sexes. The Weekly Book Scan talked with the book’s author and gender expert Michael Gurian to gain more insights...
November 4, 2008

Leadership and the Sexes: 5 Ways Men and Women Communicate Differently

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Do you have a female client who’s exceptionally chatty? Or a male client who zones out sometimes? It might be their gender that’s to blame. Men and women have different communication styles that...

Goal-Driven Management

DNA Leadership By James R. Ball, 420 pages. Reston, Va.:, The Goals Institute Inc., 1997. $29.95. By John D. Mayfield Jr., broker with Mayfield Real Estate-Better Homes and Gardens, Park Hills, Mo. Although DNA Leadership through Goal-Driven Management is...