Otto Catrina Archive

Two Generational Lessons Learned by Playing Games and Politics

Sometimes we can learn lessons about how to be better Realtors®, better business people and better citizens from unexpected sources. Here are two examples I’d like to share: One originated from a question posed to the 2012 Realtor® Leadership...
February 25, 2013

Welcome NAR Leadership Academy Class of 2013

The 2013 NAR Leadership Academy class is a diverse group of REALTORS® spanning the globe. To find out how you can learn more about leadership opportunities at the National Association of REALTORS® visit REALTOR.org/LeadershipAcademy....

Fine Tuning the Academy Selection Process to Craft a Stronger Community

Relationships made within each class stretch across the country and true bonds are created. Personally, my participation has helped me grow, and I feel blessed to be part of this process....
April 26, 2012

Rallying the Team: An Update from the 2011 Realtor® Leadership Summit

The real estate industry is changing, and it will be much different three to five years out from what it is today. Realtor® leaders must realize that we must innovate in order to provide the best products and services...
September 22, 2011

Leading from the Heart, With a Little Bit of Soul, Too

...leadership: It’s like peeling an onion because you learn more and more with each layer. And, as you learn more as a leader, you can become more inspirational to help constituents get past the obstacles ahead....
August 11, 2011

Change is the Only Constant with NAR Leadership Academy

The NAR Leadership Academy is going through some changes....
May 19, 2011

A Personal Perspective From the Leadership Academy Right Before Graduation

Even though we have our own aspirations and are determined to succeed, we work as a team and are supportive of the collective efforts and achievements. Together we’ve helped build and pave the future of our profession....

Coming Full Circle: From the Class of 2009 to Academy Vice Chair

In just two short – but busy and exciting years – my role in the NAR Leadership Academy has come full circle. It started with my participation as a member of the Academy class of 2009, an experience that...
March 10, 2011

Academy Goal: Leadership, Mentoring and Relationships Offered Only By NAR

The Academy was founded in 2008 on the principle that we can mentor and guide REALTORS and identify those who have the skills, talents and commitment that NAR is looking for to lead the organization in the future. There...
January 6, 2011

No Matter the Industry – Leadership is Sharing a Vision

Scores of books have been written on the subject of leadership: What it means, how to earn it, theories behind it. REALTOR Otto Catrina, a 2009 member of the NAR Leadership Academy, brings a special passion to what it...
February 4, 2010