Does leadership matter in business?

Real Estate Agent with Treu Group Real Estate

As a business owner I believe that everything rises and falls with leadership.  If you look at successful companies, they usually share strong leadership.  Why is leadership important?  One of the things that I have observed is that people gravitate toward great leadership.  Let's be clear a leader is not a manager.  I really do not make a great manager however I aspire to be a strong leader.  I am studying the best leaders in all industries and seeing what lessons I can take and bring to our business and team.

Are you interested in learning more about leadership?  Where do you start?

1.  Make a visit to the local library or bookstore and you will find many great books on leadership.  There are so many options, you can find something tht fits your interest.  I personally enjoy story books that are enjoyable to read.  Any book by Jon Gordon is a good choice for this style book.  My book shelf is full of John Maxwell books as he is the guru of Leadership books.  Then there are great stories of amazing leaders so you will never run out of option. 

2.  Spend time with leaders in different industries.  Invite someone to lunch once a month.  Here is the key, ask questions. 

3.  Leading is not for a faint at heart.  You will take one step forward, and one step back sometimes however if you learn the lessons, then it is all worth it.

4.  Care about your people.  When you focus on the goals of your team and not just yours, you will have an inspired group of people in your business.

5.  Spend time together.  Have real


The Treu Group Real Estate has defined core values.  This is what we are about.  We make team decisions based upon the values.  They were developed as a group. It is an amazing exercise to do togehter.  Creating our core values took several weeks of masterminding together.

When you committ to developing others it can be really satisfying.  I hope you enoy the journey.

Posted by

Lisa and Steve Treu

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Comments (8)

Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL

Lisa, good tips for anyone that is considering starting a business, not only in real estate.

Oct 24, 2013 10:31 AM
Lisa Treu
Treu Group Real Estate - Delray Beach, FL

Thanks Kerry.  I am glad so many agents are starting to think of real estate as a business.  Our clients certainly think it is.  I hope you have a prosperous 2014.

Oct 28, 2013 07:23 PM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Being around successful people of all walks of life will make me a successful person. Success breeds success and it does not matter what industry you are in but the programs that make a company successful. It is a way of life.

Oct 28, 2013 10:27 PM
Meghan Pursley
York, SC
Your South Carolina Real Estate Expert

Great point, being a leader and a manager are NOT the same thing! Great tips for all entrepreneurs 

Oct 29, 2013 11:49 AM
Lisa Treu
Treu Group Real Estate - Delray Beach, FL

Thanks Meghan.  I hope you have all the success you desire

Nov 02, 2013 11:59 PM
Lisa Treu
Treu Group Real Estate - Delray Beach, FL


It has been said that your income is the sum of the 5 people that you spend time with.  That gives us something to consider.  

Nov 03, 2013 12:03 AM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Sometimes developing more leadership qualities means moving beyond our respective comfort zones.  As long as we're willing to take some calculated risks and take action with meeting new people, then I think we're growing our businesses.  We also can be a little creative with leadership and be willing to think outside the box!

Nov 03, 2013 12:20 AM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

I have tons of books and CD's from John Maxwell.  A True Leader always thinks of others first and they always find a solution to the problem with the help of his or her team mates.

Nov 03, 2013 09:45 AM