On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (part II)


char·ac·ter (definition)* – ˈkerəktər/ – noun

  1. 1. The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

“running away was not in keeping with her character”

in·teg·ri·ty (definition)* – inˈteɡrədē/ – noun

  1. 1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

“he is known to be a man of integrity”

(* web definition)

All of the ingredients to Vince Lombardi’s success are important to the recipe, however as I stated in the introductory article, the two traits that really stood out and spoke to me are: Character and Integrity. All of his skill-sets build upon each other and are interconnected, but I believe these two traits (Character and Integrity) are the foundation of a great leader and prerequisites for success. As such I am going to try to focus on the individual components which make up these two traits, and how they molded Vince Lombardi’s career.   Read the rest of this entry »


What It Takes To Be Number One – The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model


Years ago I read What It Takes To Be #1, a book about Vince Lombardi written by possibly the closest person to him: his son, and while it may not be a long book it left a lasting impression on me.  The book does an excellent job outlining Lombardi’s beliefs, habits, and character, but what I found most interesting is his leadership model.  Read the rest of this entry »


Santa Clarita or La Crescenta: where should we go next?

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As everyone knows our slogan, motto, and tagline is Real Estate Redefined; however while that is common knowledge, the uninitiated often ask us how we are redefining real estate.  Well, while I could sit here and write a 300 page book about everything we have done in the past six years I’ll try to sum it up in one paragraph:    Read the rest of this entry »


City of Hope & JohnHart Real Estate Thank You


As most of you already know, several years ago we started a charitable organization (Toys For Teens) whose sole purpose is to spread joy and hope to teens fighting cancer at City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital out in Duarte, CA.    The reason we, a Los Angeles based real estate brokerage, started Toys For Teens is two fold:   Read the rest of this entry »


Los Angeles Realtors – Make JohnHart Your 2015 Resolution

change is the law of life quote

New Year, New You!

Stop thinking about where you are, and where you have been, and start thinking about where you need to be in order for Tomorrow to be even better than Today.  

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The 2015 JohnHart Real Estate Holiday Party Awards!

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The 2015 JohnHart Real Estate Holiday Party Awards – Chosen live at the party by all in attendance!

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How To Prepare Your Move-Up Seller/Buyer When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

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When the time comes for your client to sell their home and either downsize into a smaller property due to an ‘empty nest’, or move-up into a bigger home because of the expanding family – you will need to make sure your seller/buyer is prepared for the dual transaction which awaits.  Read the rest of this entry »


Perception Is Reality



Perception is reality. This is a very simple, fundamental, and true phrase. I believe most people don’t give this phrase enough credit. The way successes and obstacles are viewed change the dynamic of how you handle them, how they are compartmentalized and remembered, and how they contribute to building a successful or unsuccessful future. Every obstacle is an opportunity to assess your own mental strength, persistence, consistency, and ability. But is that how you view it?  Read the rest of this entry »