Good Managers and the Remote Working World

  Every day, we are witnessing changes that many predicted would be coming to the mortgage landscape, but now they have arrived. From online loan processing to video conferencing, our industry is undergoing a fundamental shift. While it is hard to concentrate on the future when the present is so robust with refinance volume, mortgage […]

What Mortgage Bankers Can Learn from Tesla

A few short years ago, there was no hotter car company than Tesla who was touted as the next great thing in automobile manufacturing. Recently, the company has fallen on difficult times. In Barron’s last week, Bob Lutz, a former Vice Chairman of General Motors, commented on Tesla’s current situation: “It’s an automobile company that […]

Micromanaging and Sales Managers

During my recent training session with regional managers, attendees discussed the fatal flaw of micromanaging and cited it as a primary reason originators leave. By letting top producers “do their own thing,” managers felt they were able to spend more time trying to get another loan out of underperformers. While many managers believe that it is […]

The Pursuit of Sustainable Success

After the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win last Sunday, there has been much discussion about whether Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time because of his team’s incredible record — 16 consecutive winning seasons in an era where the salary cap has made staying on top nearly impossible. How has Belichick been […]