d8 - Owning a brokerage company entails more than just...

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Owning a brokerage company entails more than just signing a lease for office space and putting your name on the door. Owning and running a successful company requires you to be a leader who inspires, guides, and, if necessary, provides discipline for your sales associates and employees. DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS Leaders are both born and made. See if you have what it takes to be a manager, and what you can do to improve the skills you already have. 10 Qualities of a Leader—and How to Acquire Them Managers don't become leaders overnight. Even “born” leaders don’t start out possessing all these skills. To be a strong leader, you need to: 1. Have vision. Leaders have a clear sense of where they want to go and how they intend to get there. They see the big picture, then create a strategic plan for achieving their goals. Learn how to develop your vision : Befriend top business leaders in your community (not necessarily just those in real estate), read new and classic business books and great leaders’ biographies, and formulate a mission statement for your company. Sites for top business books include: BestBookBuys and Two-Day.com . 2. Make decisions. Leaders aren’t afraid to make difficult or unpopular decisions because they have confidence in themselves and in their abilities. They know that indecision wastes resources and opportunities. Learn to hone your decision-making skills
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