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What qualities make for a successful real estate CEO compared to the corporate world?

What do American executives think?

In a recent study, IBM surveyed 6,000 top American executives asking what they are doing to insure their companies’ success as “technology and global demands seem to change every day” and has created an infographic (as seen below) of the results. infographic

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Putting CEOs on the hotseat

What was most intriguing to us is how CEOs responded to what makes a quality leader. The number one quality CEOs emphasized was creativity and the least important quality being fairness. Interesting.

In my experience, Brokers, many of whom are CEOs would not likely put such little weight on dedication, as this is one of the primary qualities in the real estate industry that divides the doers/successful from the thinkers/wannabes. Creativity is important in the real estate industry but in a non corporate world, it is not nearly as important as the ability to execute.

Out of the following, which do YOU think is the most important quality in a real estate broker that owns their own brokerage?

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  1. Creativity
  2. Integrity
  3. Global Thinking
  4. Influence
  5. Openness
  6. Dedication
  7. Focus on Sustainability
  8. Humility
  9. Fairness

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  1. Ken Brand

    April 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Why are there only CEO dudes in the Infographic?

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