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End Game: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (Part IV)

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“Almost any Vision, if it is sound, will succeed- as long as people are motivated and inspired to make it work.”

This is encouraging news, and yet, though this promise makes it seem easy, we now know by working our way through the principles and values of Vince Lombardi’s legacy, that these words are weighted and fraught with the importance of values and principles, such as character and integrity. We have learned the qualities of a great leader, who “motivates and inspires by creating a climate for success.” We have learned that the greatest leaders “motivate by kindling passion, painting a picture of success (through mission, vision and values), fanning the flame of team spirit, and inspiring confidence. They motivate by demanding accountability, and obtaining results.” Here is where the very last principle and obstacle comes into play. In the final chapters of this book, Vince Lombardi Jr. talks about probably the most important facet of his father’s legacy: results.     Read the rest of this entry »

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Purchasing Like a Superstar: It’s All About the Green M&Ms

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You have probably heard some of the seemingly ridiculous demands celebrities make in their contracts:

  • Only Green M&Ms Backstage
  • 1200 Thread Count Towels in the Bathroom
  • Rose Scented Dressing Room

Perhaps what is not so sensationally reported is why these demands have come to be in the first place.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Lead With Integrity: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (Part III)

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At the beginning of the last blog on leadership, I mentioned that character and integrity are closely woven together, often interchangeable, and are both based on moral qualities that one builds and develops inside themselves. However, there are subtle but significant differences between character and integrity. For instance, character is often referred to as being a part of the person that you are or have become, whereas integrity often connotes action.  Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »

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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 »

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City of Hope & JohnHart Real Estate Thank You

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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 »

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Los Angeles Realtors – Make JohnHart Your 2015 Resolution

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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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