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How An Upstart Australian Real Estate Tech Company is Storming the U.S.—Part 1 with Peter Schravemade

How An Upstart Australian Real Estate Tech Company is Storming the U.S.—Part 1 with Peter Schravemade, Ep #68

Real Estate is an industry that everyone understands on a basic level, but very few know about the highly specialized niche businesses that serve the industry. These organizations keep the real estate machine humming along smoothly for the benefit of both buyers and sellers. Some of them enhance the process to provide greater value for everyone involved. Peter Schravemade serves...
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5 Reasons You May Be Promoting The Wrong People And How To Avoid Them, Ep #67

In his book, “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong,” Dr. Laurence J. Peter quipped that “People in a hierarchy rise to their level of incompetence.” By this, he meant that employees are typically promoted based on their success in previous roles under the assumption that they will do well with even greater amounts of responsibility and leadership. Laurence...
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The Winding Road To Greater Purpose, with Max Duckworth, Ep #66

The Winding Road To Greater Purpose, with Max Duckworth, Ep #66

We’ve all heard it said that the shortest path between two points is a straight line. That’s undoubtedly true, but what we often fail to realize is that the BEST path is not always the most direct or straight path. Sometimes it’s the bends and turns in the path that brings the rich experience and learning that we need the...
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Work Engagements Can’t Be Mutually Meaningful Without This, Ep #65

“The obscure we see eventually, the completely obvious, it seems takes longer.” ~ Edward R. Murrow.   Edward R. Murrow was a broadcast journalist and war correspondent who gained prominence during World War II. His statement points out something we all know, the obvious things don’t always get our attention right away. It happens to all of us. It even happens...
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Authentic Leadership Breeds An Authentic Company Culture, with Carl Atwell, Ep #64

These days the word “authentic” is bandied about quite a bit, almost so much that it’s lost its meaning. That’s why it’s refreshing when you get the opportunity to chat with a leader who truly embodies the meaning of the word. Carl Atwell is an individual with whom I had that sort of conversation recently. He’s an “all-in” guy, which...
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