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List Issue: Leadership & Outreach

June 1, 2006: 

“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people,’ that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter F. Drucker

8 essentials of association strategic

planning

List Issue: Programs & Profits

June 1, 2006: 

The best associations are recognized as those that know how to custom-tailor programs, products, and services to meet the ever-changing needs of their members. They know how to keep their services fresh, relevant, and valuable to members every day. — Best Practices for Realtor® Association Executives, 2003.

5 tips for PR on a shoestring

List Issue: Management & People Skills

June 1, 2006: 

Whether you’re just starting out in association management or you’ve been doing it for decades, the range of skills you must master is wide and ever-changing. From managing the office to inspiring volunteers to keeping current on industry trends, RAE offers you these tips for keeping your association ahead of the curve and running smoothly.


5 things AEs need to know to manage effective associations

Malcolm Young on Surviving and Thriving

June 1, 2006: 

Malcolm Young, rce, cae, CEO of the Louisiana Association of Realtors®, has received the coveted William R. Magel Award of Excellence in Realtor® Association Management from the National Association of Realtors®. The award is given annually to a person who has excelled in his or her role as an association executive. Young's work to provide immediate practical, monetary, and emotional support to Realtors® left in Hurricane Katrina's wake was only one of the accomplishments that led to this honor.

MLS OUTLOOK: help the media understand

March 1, 2006: 

By Elaine Gast

MLS and the

Press

Why the media get real estate issues so wrong . . . and what you can do about it.

There’s something rotten in the news these days. Although news media across the country are reporting on the real estate boom—from the New York Times to the Topeka Capital Journal—very few cast Realtors® in a positive light. When reporters aren’t portraying Realtors® as money-hungry hustlers, chances are they’re botching facts or bungling quotes.

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