Gino Blefari

Gino Blefari is CEO of HomeServices of America.

Posts by Gino Blefari

Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of Homes.com’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, Homes.com plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

Thoughts on Leadership: The Legacy of Stonewall—Lessons in Courage and Unity

Championing diversity isn’t just about speaking up for equity, equality and inclusion—it’s also about listening, giving a platform to transformative leaders and supporting messages that drive us toward a more inclusive future. Pride Month not only celebrates the LGBTQ+ community but also elevates awareness of their rights, while honoring the significant contributions that lesbian, gay,…

Thoughts on Leadership: Honoring the Leadership Journey of Motherhood

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 9, 2024.  As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday, I want to express my profound respect and admiration for all mothers—those who are planning to start families, those eagerly anticipating the arrival of their children, those who are navigating the early days of motherhood, and those…

Thoughts on Leadership: PENAM—The Architectural Forces Shaping You

Have you ever pondered the intricate forces that mold your identity and influence your capacity for leadership? The acronym PENAM serves as a roadmap to understanding these pivotal influences in our lives. Each letter represents a significant force that shapes our beliefs, behaviors, and ultimately, our leadership potential. P: Parents Our foundational influence comes from…

Thoughts on Leadership: Practical Tools for Transformational Leadership

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, I feel compelled to share my insights on transformational leadership because, now more than ever, effective leadership is critical for inspiring teams and driving sustainable success. As leaders, we are continuously navigating through the ups and downs of organizational life, tackling challenges like unmet goals, legal issues and low…

Thoughts on Leadership: Navigating Through Change—A Leadership Odyssey

Change, with its inherent unpredictability, can rattle even the most composed teams. The true essence of leadership lies in metamorphosing this uncertainty into a beacon of opportunity, transforming fear into courage, and translating confusion into lucid clarity. Our reaction to change can either be the wind in our sails or the anchor dragging us down.…

Thoughts on Leadership: Lessons from Robert Kraft’s Playbook

This past weekend while at home in northern California, I immersed myself in the audiobook version of “The Dynasty” by Jeff Benedict, a compelling chronicle of the New England Patriots’ rise to greatness. Listening to Todd Menesses’ narration of this book, complete with personal touches like changing his voice to match the characters he was…