February 2024

Title Notes E-News

Bankers Title Shenandoah and the

Circuit Courthouses will be closed on

Monday, February 19, 2024

in observance of President's Day.

How To Stop Dwelling On Your Stress

by Jenny Taitz via Harvard Business Review

People are feeling more stressed than ever, and it’s affecting our well-being. Many of us dwell on stressful situations, which only serves to compound the uncomfortable feelings that stress brings. The good news is that you can exit the headspace of stress. By improving your ability to stay present, you can set aside stressful issues that you can’t immediately solve, whether that’s a nagging problem at work or a personal conflict. Click HERE to learn about four behavioral-science-backed techniques to help you take a break from stress.

Beyond the Drama: How to De-Escalate an Emotional Conversation at Work
How to Deliver a Difficult Message to Employees a Bit Less Painful

How Many Fed Rate Cuts Will We See in 2024?

Check out this podcast for the latest insights: Editor in Chief of Housingwire Sarah Wheeler talks to Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami about what was announced in the Fed meeting and what we should expect for rate cuts this year. Click HERE to listen in its entirety.

Federal Reserve Holds Interest Rates Steady for a Fourth Straight Meeting

How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape the Future of Leadership

by Lolly Daskal


Artificial Intelligence promises to revolutionize work and reshape leadership. However, by embracing AI-driven solutions and adopting a forward-thinking mindset, leaders can successfully navigate the changing landscape and set their organizations up for future success. Lead from Within: The leaders who will define the future are those who adapt, learn, and grow with it. As AI reshapes our understanding of leadership, remember: the future is not just to be foreseen but to be enabled. Click HERE to learn more about how you can adapt and integrate into your leadership plan.

The 6 Most Important Questions CEOs Should be Able to Answer About AI Now
AI Arms Race: Banks and Fraudsters Battle for the Upper Hand

7 Deadly Leadership Sins

by Brian Dodd

All you have to do is seemingly read each day’s headlines or watch the 24-hour news cycle to see leaders who made mistakes and lost their position or influence. Often leaders can recover and become a force for good in the lives of others. However, there are some mistakes leaders make that they simply cannot recover from. Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Wrath, Greed, Sloth. What other deadly sins do you see leaders making? Click HERE to learn more.

Facing the Dragons: Why Leadership Starts With Confrontation, Not Control
How Curiosity Can Make Your Meetings -- and Team -- Better

Washington Watch: 5 Issues Bankers Should Monitor in 2024

by Steve Cocheo, The Financial Brand

Regulatory issues are building in the nation's capital, thanks to continuing ripples from the 2023 banking crisis and more recent credit troubles. M&A activity, all but ice-bound for many institutions, could thaw in later 2024. The definition of 'banking' will come under scrutiny as risks converge. Fintech will face more growing pains. Fair-lending scrutiny will play to election politics. And a sleeper issue could undermine the power of national bank charters. Click HERE to read on.

The Great M&A Debate: Regional Bankers Argue the Need to Buy Scale in 2024
To Retain Commercial Customers, Focus On Perpetual On-Boarding

For The Real Estate Practitioner

For The Real Estate Enthusiast

Real Estate Lessons Learned in 2023
Five Trendy Home Design Details for 2024
What To Do When Your Buyer Wants to Make a Lowball Property Offer
Five Remodels That Make Good Resale Value Sense -- and Five That Don't
Four Real Estate Transaction Hiccups Only You Can Solve
5 Must-Have Features for a Small Kitchen
Valuable Business Insights From the NAR 2023 Technology Survey
Which 2024 Color of the Year is your Favorite?
Life Happens: Homeowners Finally Letting Go of Ultra-Low Rates
Home Stager Reveals 4 Hot Trends for 2024
Why Every Buyer Needs an Owner's Policy
Owner's Policy Comparison Chart
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