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Guest Blog: Volunteering is its own reward

In June 2009, former Associate Justice David Souter retired from the Supreme Court of the United States.  In his letter of farewell to his colleagues of nearly two decades he opened with the following “…I will only try to leave you with some sense of what our common service has meant to me.”.  In just…

THE Association Episode 7: Sandy Naragon & Mike Valerino

Sandy Naragon CEO & Mike Valerino COO, Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors Nearly five years later Clint returns to the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors which leads to thoughts on personal & professional growth, the juxtaposition of quite days & word filled days, how ACAR has developed during that time, and what it takes to…

THE Association Episode 6: Ryan Castle

Ryan Castle, CEO Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors & MLS Clint opens with thoughts on recent explorations of various kinds, back to back podcasts, 2018 Trends Report, and recent data on association size vs membership that are very telling. Then we catch up with Ryan Castle to talk about that time the podcast…

Coloradoan Column: The Innovation Fort Collins Planning Needs

As I sat beside my mostly disinterested teenager at the recent Fort Collins City Plan kickoff event it seemed clear that “innovation” was the mantra of the night. As a student of organizational innovation, I was surprised by how quickly I joined my daughter’s feelings of disinterest and how quickly that morphed into frustration. Reflecting…

5 Association Trends for 2018

The following are a few trends that I’m starting to see emerge for 2018 as I travel the country and do research on REALTOR® Associations, Multiple Listing Services, and the real estate market. Feel free to agree, disagree, or otherwise, and send your thoughts… 2WayC3@gmail.com   1. Leadership Shifts   Nowhere is this shift more…

Organizational Culture Assessment

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Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous BS Ep. 7- Kevin Duggan

Traveling Local Reporter with a Disdain for Disco (Kevin Duggan) Random thoughts on the Olympics, how media taught me to be a daily learner, & terrible convenience store names. Miscellaneous BS with Kevin Duggan, of the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper, about camel selfies, traveling the world 30 years apart, Fort Collins’ past, present, & future,…

Inman News Column: National Association FOR REALTORS® or National ASSOCIATION OF Realtors®?

View on Inman’s Website or View on The Notorious R.O.B. website (many thanks to Rob for the repost & look forward to his response)  Inside Out I super appreciate how Rob Hahn/The Notorious R.O.B.’s  mind works, but his interpretation included in recent blog with regard to Bob Goldberg’s statement during his CEO report at the N.A.R.…

THE Association Episode 5: Andrew Sims

Andrew Sims, CEO Dayton Realtors Clint opens with thoughts on a big week of decisions at the National Association of Realtors and how the shifts occurring within the Association and MLS worlds are driving the emergence of two distinct operational philosophies. Which one are you? Because there is no null alternative. Plus, conversations with Andrew…

THE Association: Episode 4-Ginger Downs

Ginger Downs, CEO Chicago Association of Realtors Clint shares his thoughts on a week full of introspection following a trip to Telluride and realities that association life moves on without you. A conversation with one of the industry’s greatest! We talk about the importance of letting go, mentorship mentalities, industry transitions & perspectives, decoupling the…

Coloradoan Column: Ambiguous city survey has one clear directive

How do you use a survey that leaves out nearly 99% of the potential respondents and doesn’t use any open-ended questions? What’s to be learned from a small sample size and limited scope of questions? There are lessons to be learned from most data. However, I’d mostly view any results of this kind as instructional…

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate with Leigh Brown: Podcast

Clint makes an appearance on the one and only Leigh Thomas Brown’s podcast to talk about what true association leadership looks like, getting beyond status quo approaches, & a look at 2018 association trends. Click the image above or here to listen now or available on Itunes SUMMARY: Clint Skutchan, recovering association CEO, consultant, and podcast…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous BS Ep. 6- Ali Owens

Blogger, soon to be author, with a Social Purpose (Ali Owens) Random thoughts on the Hawaiian faux pas & trying to MANderstand instead of MANsplain the #MeToo movement and how affect real change. BS with Huffington Post Blogger & soon to be author, Ali Owens, about pinball machines, doing better as a society when it…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous BS Ep. 5

Ten Fingered Blues Playing Cat (AJ Fullerton) Random thoughts on being a Western Slope kid in an Eastern Slope world and when your parking game is on point. BS with Blues musician, AJ Fullerton, about finding the Blues as a white kid from Colorado, woodshop, chess, touring 250+ days a year, and his groupie rule.…

THE Association: Episode 3

Jessica Hickok, CEO Oklahoma Association of Realtors Clint talks about 5 association trends for 2018, and then catches up with Oklahoma Association of Realtors CEO, Jessica Hickok about going from a local to a state position, association culture based on your region, taking care of your health, & tupperware. Plus a special sign off…. This…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous BS Ep. 4

Hometown Mayor with His Own Bloody Mary(Wade Troxell) Thoughts on 2018’s start, comparisons of people to wedding receptions without booze, and a college town becoming a city with a college. BS with Ft. Collins’ Mayor Wade Troxell about the Bloody Mayory collaboration, nerdy math jock, innovation, town & gown, & being a rare FTC native.…

Coloradoan Column: The Last Hometown Mayor?

Is Fort Collins witnessing its last hometown Mayor in action? This was the question on my mind following an insightful conversation I had with Mayor Wade Troxell for my most recent podcast this past week. I’ve written at length on Fort Collins’ transitioning from town to metropolitan area. However, I haven’t spent much time considering…

THE Association: Episode 2

Kipp Cooper, CEO Kansas City Association of Realtors & Heartland MLS Clint talks about traveling, a big mistake, & his Inman column on the importance of a member centric focus. He then catches up with Kipp Cooper, CEO of Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, to discuss work-life balance, regionalization, influence, and learned expertise This…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous Bullshit: Episode 3

Radio Personality with a Coat of Armor (D Dennison) Thoughts about unexpected accents, survival buckets, & the holidays. BS with radio personality D Dennison about radio as a business, growing from tragedy, 9-11, big boobs, & traveling the world. As the name would indicate a podcast focused on all the crazy things that make up…

Coloradoan Column: Tolling Decision Would Send Divisive Community Message

The Vine Drive and Lemay Avenue intersection improvements discussion has potential to become the literal creation of “the other side of the tracks” divide in our city, and I want to believe Fort Collins is better than that. I contend that city infrastructure is just as much of a key factor in our sense of community…

Coloradoan Column: Will municipal broadband be a love story or drama for Fort Collins?

It feels good to be back… Politics of all kinds seem to be more driven by opposing what the “opposition” supports rather than by what we ourselves hold to be true and in the greater interest of citizens. This environmental-scanning governance and advocate-based approach is incrementally eating away at our future. Take the recent Fort Collins…

THE Association: Pilot Episode

Ryan Conrad, CEO Northern Virginia Association of Realtors This Pilot episode features thoughts on transitioning and a conversation with Ryan Conrad, CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. This podcast features Clint Skutchan, a former association CEO, talking with some of the brightest Association minds in the country about the everyday, political, strategic, and…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous Bullshit: Episode 2

The Realtor Guy with Great Hair (Jared Reimer) Thoughts on Thanksgiving shopping, Snap filters, & false leaders. Plus a conversation with a self professed non-competitive competitive eater who loves Texas despite being from Colorado, Jared Reimer. We talk excel, music festivals in Wyoming, the pressures of having great hair, and family. As the name would…

360 View of Iowa Strategic Planning

Many Thanks to Les Sulgrove for the sweet 360 shot during our Iowa Association of REALTORS® Strategic Planning Session

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous Bullshit: Episode 1

The Compartmentalization Specialist (Josh Forster) In this episode I share thoughts on what various commercials are telling us about today’s world and a conversation with Compartmentalization Specialist and Author of Finding Your Why, Josh Forster​. We talk about looking in on the worst the world has to offer and finding the best, religion in business,…

Random Thoughts & Miscellaneous Bullshit: Pilot Episode

Blue Collar Pride Guy (Charles Hale) Pilot broadcast hosted by Clint Skutchan featuring a conversation with Charles Hale of The Window Cleaning Shop. Our conversation features talk of blue collar pride, a lack of stories to tell, looking in on other people’s world, housing affordability, & MMA. As the name would indicate a podcast focused…

Adding Pizzazz to Your Presentations (It’s All About the Bacon)

View Bacon Prezi Overview/Description: Are people falling asleep during your presentations? Are you in search of new ways to shake up your regular board meeting? Do you want to jump into the technology world but dont have a huge budget? If you answered yes to any of these questions this is the presentation for you.…

Crafting a Strategic & Measured Culture of Success

  Presented by: Clint Skutchan, RCE, e-PRO CEO of Ft. Collins Board of REALTORS, CO / Founder & Facilitator @ TWOWay C3 2WayC3@gmail.com / 970-402-0852 Description: Are you tired of spending a significant amount of time and money developing strategic plans that simply sit on a shelf? Do you want a strategic plan that is…

Sandbox Vote

How to Keep Your Suit Clean in the Sandbox

Presenters: Francie Martinez & Clint Skutchan Event: 2015 Colorado Association of REALTORS Convention Real estate professionals know all too well about the variety of relationships you have to maintain while putting a transactions together or serving as a REALTOR volunteer. This interactive and fast moving presentation will focus on tips and tools that will empower…

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC 3/15/15

This interactive session will feature leadership traits learned by a cancer survivor and association executive, and how you can leverage your own personal and professional experiences to become a more effective leader. Discover 3-5 leadership traits about yourself that will help you to overcome unexpected challenges, appreciate the importance of vision & processes, effectively bounce…

National Association of REALTORS AE Institute Panel Presentation 2015

This free presentation is a combination of leadership traits I learned as a cancer survivor and lessons learned as an association executive remaking an association during a time of duress. The two allow me to share a balanced mix of philosophical and practicum based approaches that can be applied by those serving in leadership capacities.…