Podcasts are the way to stay in-the-know while you’re on the go, jazzing up the time you spend getting ready in the morning, driving, exercising, shopping, and cooking. In case you missed it, Bob McKinnon, Director of Leadership at EXIT Realty Corp. International, launched his podcast, “Real Leadership: ideas for the real estate professional,” earlier this year. It’s a platform for the industry’s top minds to gather and discuss all the facets of leadership. Here’s a summary of the episodes from the first quarter of 2019:

Tami Bonnell: A truly personal and up close leadership style

Tami Bonnell is a 30-plus-year real estate industry veteran and has been EXIT Realty Corp. International’s CEO since 2012. In this episode, she discusses the intricacies and challenges of her human-centric leadership style, including how she budgets time for relationship-building each day in her very busy life. Tami debunks the misunderstanding that building interpersonal relationships can hinder a leader when difficult conversations must be had, using examples from her life and others. She demonstrates how you can tactfully problem-solve by better understanding people’s challenges and motivations. This is an intimate, informative conversation with Tami Bonnell that you don’t want to miss. Listen now.

Dr. Mike Armour: Leadership at its core is both broad and simple

Dr. Mike Armor is an accredited leadership expert and founder of Strategic Leadership Development International, a company that works with top-level managers from some of America’s largest corporations. On this podcast, he describes the synchronization between an organization’s leadership and management, and how the two are distinctly different. Do you consider yourself a manager or a leader? Armour says there are three questions you can ask yourself to determine where you stand, and he gives several tips to help build the influence you have at work. He also details the most common errors that many leaders in real estate are making, from the hiring room to the board room—are you guilty of any of these? Tune in to help expand your influence and efficacy as a leader. Listen now.

Chuck Lamb: Service to the real estate industry that pays huge dividends

Real estate industry veteran, Chuck Lamb, is the founder of the LAMB Group, and has served in top executive roles for the National Association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS®, and Century 21 among others. In this interview, Lamb speaks about the early stages of his career, how he rebounded from debt, and how he learned to circumvent emotion when making business decisions. Are you involved with any real estate associations or boards? If the answer is no, McKinnon and Lamb are speaking directly to you—you are never too busy to participate in organizational real estate. By taking part, you’ll feel the pulse of the industry and learn the insider secrets that don’t ever get published, says Lamb. He attributes much of his success to what he’s learned from his industry involvement. “You’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself,” says Lamb. Listen now.

Stefan Swanepoel: Providing the GPS for the Real Estate Profession

As the Chairman & CEO of the Swanepoel T3 group, editor-in-chief of the SP200 list, author of NAR’s DANGER Report, and having written over 45 books and 18 best-sellers about real estate, Stefan Swanepoel is an industry stalwart and visionary. In this episode, he discusses the industry’s progression over the last two decades—including the innovations that defined those years—and discusses the current market cycle. He addresses key questions REALTORS® are asking, including:

  • What effect has the consolidation of real estate brands had on the market?
  • What role does technology play in real estate?
  • How do leaders cope and compete with emerging disrupters?

If you’re data-driven and interested in industry trends, this is a conversation you need to hear. Listen now.

Real Leadership is available on iTunes and other popular platforms and by visiting http://www.realleadershippodcast.com/. New episodes are uploaded on the second Tuesday of every month, so be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for more.

EXIT Associates can check out the exclusive podcast, “Leaders Path,” which includes all the content from Real Leadership plus interviews with some of EXIT’s top thought leaders. Details are available in the Resource Center.


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