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Inspirational Leadership


There are numerous schools of thought regarding whether you can groom a leader or if certain people have the predisposition to be better leaders than others. The same question arises regarding our personalities. Wikipedia states, “The study of personality has a broad and varied history in psychology with an abundance of theoretical traditions. The major theories include dispositional (trait) perspective, psychodynamic, humanistic, biological, behaviorist, evolutionary and social learning perspective.Click to continue

Great Leadership Seeks Great Leadership

You are known by the company you keep ... of course, that concept applies to negative influences. When you spend your time with people of questionable integrity or work ethic, that affects your image and it may even effect your behavior. Certainly, you want to avoid spending time with people who bring you down.

But you also want to proactively spend time with people who elevate you. You want to seek out people who make you better than you already are. As a leader, you want to spend time with other leaders.Click to continue

Are Leaders Born or Can Someone be Taught to Lead?

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We have all heard the phrase, “He or she is a born leader,” but I am not convinced. For me, it’s like saying a military leader realizes his or her goals without ever being a soldier, studying military history or attending the military academy. It could happen, but it’s highly unlikely.Click to continue

Finding Your Leadership Edge

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Every day, talented and accomplished leaders struggle because they’re too stressed, too stretched or too tired of sacrificing. As a result, many businesses are losing their leaders, and many leaders are losing themselves. They don’t know how to achieve success without sacrificing their quality of life. Fortunately, there is another way to be successful as a leader in today’s world that is more thoughtful, more strategic, and more reflective. In fact, you can learn to lead in a way that preserves your talent while enhancing your quality of life.Click to continue

Leadership vs. Management: The Key to Success in 2013

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Many pundits in business have long deliberated on the differences between leadership and management. Leadership, many presume, is about inspiring people. It's about practicing what you preach and setting an example that others will follow on their own volition. Management, on the other hand, is about directing people to accomplish a desired outcome. This involves setting and enforcing guidelines in order to ensure that things get done. Both managers and leaders are needed in business and every great business executive will play both roles.Click to continue

Hammerhouse Seeking Respondents to Survey on Critical Industry Issues


Hammerhouse LLC has released its Third Annual Survey of Originator Opinion, which seeks out originators for their opinions on critical issues facing the mortgage industry and impacting their job performance.Click to continue

Caliber Funding Names Tammy Richards SVP of Operations


Caliber Funding LLC has announced that it has appointed Tammy Richards as its new senior vice president of operations. Richards has more than 30 years of leadership experience in mortgage banking and extensive expertise in process improvement, quality management, technology and leadership development. In her new role she is responsible for overseeing Caliber's processing, underwriting, closing, credit and appraisal departments across all channels of the organization. Richards reports directly to Caliber President Jim Ferriter.Click to continue

LoanSifter Adds Sue Stewart as VP of Client Services


LoanSifter Inc. has announced the hiring of Sue Stewart as vice president of client services. With a 30-year track record of successfully running mortgage companies, Stewart’s vast industry knowledge coupled with her strong technology background will be leveraged to support LoanSifter’s growing products and client base.Click to continue

Leadership Needed in Our Next President


It's about that time again. It's the moment of truth—not just for a couple of politicians seeking the Holy Grail of their political careers, but also for the citizens of our beloved country. More than the presidential candidates demonstrating their values as leaders, we the people are demonstrating our values as followers. We are telling them how we want to be led. The question we need to ask ourselves is: "Are we telling them the right things?"Click to continue

Managing for the Future

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The future ... in this industry, it is very hard for someone to see. There are so many obstacles that a manager has to deal with on a daily basis that it is difficult to see two inches in front of them. Yet, seeing the future is an imperative part of managing. Some would say that long-term vision is the main difference between a manager and a leader. Today, there it is more important than ever to have a long-term vision as a leader in this industry.Click to continue