Stepping into my role as president of the National Association of REALTORS® early was unexpected; I’ve done so with the understanding that we have work to do to make NAR a welcoming experience for members and staff. It’s a time of transformation and possibility. At our Leadership Summit this year, I shared a book that inspires me as a broker-owner and leader. Extreme Ownership, by two retired U.S. Navy SEAL officers, applies lessons of SEAL team training to business. Of utmost importance is that the leader must own the outcome. I stand ready to do just that. Clarity of purpose is also essential. Our association’s purpose—to empower you in your work—is the touchstone for all of our activities, from advocacy in Washington to initiatives that help you bring positive change to your community. One such initiative, the Good Neighbor Awards, is now in its 24th year. The honorees devote extraordinary time and talent to help and “ignite” others. They practice extreme ownership, and they’re great examples to follow.
We have a lot of work ahead of us. And we are up for that challenge. Because That’s Who We R.