John Blom Archive

Great Leaders Exhibit Gratitude

By John Blom Last year I blogged about my experience as president of my local association, so it seemed right to wrap it all up with a grand finale — a seminal description of the lessons that I learned as...
February 3, 2017

It’s Time to Focus on Goal Achieving

By John Blom I’ve taught a few classes about business planning, and always I like to start with the quote by Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Usually, less than...

Dealing With Mistakes

By John Blom In my last post, I talked about the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading in a time of change. Periods of change allow for new plans to be created – plans that might not have...
February 24, 2016

Leading in a Time of Change

John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the third entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom Successful leaders view change with an eye toward...
December 18, 2015

Conference Recap: Brimming With Ideas

By John Blom During the four days I spent in San Diego attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I sat in on classes, attended committee meetings, heard forum presentations on emerging technology, and met a wide range of really...
November 24, 2015

Three Leadership Takeaways

John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the second entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom When elected president for a state or local...
October 12, 2015

Starting a Leadership Journey

By John Blom Most, if not all, of my original thinking takes place in the shower. Between being a dad of two kids under the age of four, managing an office, running my own sales business, and other community...
September 29, 2015