This Week…Lots of Hot Air

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This Week…Lots of Hot Air

Our temperatures will be in the 100s this weekend, with a heat index that will make it feel well over 100. Even though there is a light breeze…that breeze is doing nothing but move hot air. 



Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. Peter Drucker

All of this talk about hot air makes me think about leaders and leadership. I’ve worked for one of the best business owners and leaders I’ve ever known. He inspired us to do more, to want more, and to be better at what we did.

 I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great


He had a vision for where our industry would go…he readily listened to those who worked for him…and we knew he would support what we did. 


Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18

It takes so much more to be the “leader” of something…more than a title or name on the building…more than an election or inherited title. 

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. Ronald Reagan

There’s been so much discussion about leadership or lack of it. Who was a favorite leader of yours??



Have a “cool” weekend.


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Comments (27)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Talk about a hot, hot market Kathy. I've been reading about these high temperatures in your neighborhoods. Stay cool!

Jun 11, 2022 05:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, that is too hot, especially with your humidity.  We are expecting high 90's too, and maybe even break a 100, which is too hot for June.

Jun 11, 2022 05:54 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Yes the air is hot both temperature wise and people wise. I too like Drucker's statement and yet still believe the demonstration of positive core values is critical to the definition of leadership. Reagan's quote alluded to that.

Jun 11, 2022 06:57 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Talk about hot air - we've got it in spades right now! AC folks have been out twice, replace compressor and then came back to complete.  Not working again. High is 110 this afternoon.  Thank goodness our fearless leaders (us) provides us with 2 AC's!

Jun 11, 2022 10:43 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the last time I was in Washington DC it was steaming HOT.  Which is not surprising given the amount of politicians and their non stop talking.

Jun 11, 2022 11:55 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It was 104 here yesterday and over 100 today, but tomorrow we will be back down under 90. Yippee! ! !

My favorite leader, Ronald Reagan.  We could sure use a great leader like him again.

Jun 11, 2022 01:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Our AC is having a hard time keeping up with the sudden rise in temperatures. Like Ray, Ronald Reagan was a leader that commanded attention, was For The People and was revered by the masses. 

Jun 11, 2022 02:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Grant Schneider everyone needs to be accountable to someone, right!

Dorie Dillard Austin TX the cloud cover we had today kept it feeling a little cooler but it was still hot!!!!  You've written about your broker before and I can tell by your posts what a really cohesive office you have. 

Jun 11, 2022 05:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin you make an excellent point. Managers, and leaders have to acknowledge that everyone is different and will be motivated by different things. 

Jun 11, 2022 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley  Hope that you and Chef Dolores are well. 

Nina Hollander, Broker  I love quotes by President Reagan. It was hot here fact the air was heavy. 

Jun 11, 2022 05:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I can't remember it being this hot when we lived here before. Dallas was always getting 100 degree heat. 

Brian England all that hot air makes it too hard to breathe!!!

Jun 11, 2022 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you. We walked even earlier today to beat the heat but even then it was 85 degrees at 7 am. 

Joan Cox it could have been worse today. Thankfully it was overcast. 

Jun 11, 2022 06:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Leanne Smith Good leaders inspire but go beyond that. They hold themselves accountable as well. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I hope it's fixed by now!!!!  We had to have someone out yesterday for our upstairs unit. It was a quick fix. (thank goodness)

Jun 11, 2022 06:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto you are too funny (and right.)

Ray Henson what's funny is I can take my humidity better than I can the dry heat of AZ.

Jun 11, 2022 06:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!   I was at the store this past week buying a filter for the A/C and there must have been 4 other people there for the same reason. And we could use a President Reagan. 

Jun 11, 2022 06:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Great quotes about leadership. We just started getting the hot temps.  I looked at our weather station, and it hit 104º today.  Of course, the humidity is only at 12%.  That is why tourists have to be so careful. They get dehydrated fast without realizing it.

Jun 11, 2022 07:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib looking at your Title I thought you were going to speak about politics:)) loved the post and as far as I am concerned you can never go wrong with  Ronald Reagan quote, Endre

Jun 11, 2022 10:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Nice segue into a discussion of leaders and some great quotes.

We are only in the low 70s near the coast (yay) but much warmer inland. It’s 91 right now at my open house in Temecula but the AC works well


Jun 12, 2022 01:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

We had a couple days of 100+ temps here in Sacramento.  Today was 18 degrees cooler.  However, we are slated to returned to warmer temps again, beginning tomorrow.

Jun 12, 2022 06:11 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good evening Kathy.  Our temps are holding to the low side for a bit longer but we will see the 100's soon enough.  President Reagan had a way about him, no matter ones political beliefs.  Mark

Jun 12, 2022 07:54 PM