Accountability and Cooperation

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"The price of greatness is responsibility"

— Winston Churchill

Today's post focuses on the last 2 attributes of a succesful leader.

Building on previous posts:

Leadership, Leaders Serve Others

Leadership, Visionary Leadership in Real Estate

Leaderhip, Double Your Teams Productivity

Leadership, The True Measure of Leadership

Leadership, The Key to Your Real Estate Success 

Leadership, Attributes of a Leader

Attributes of Leadership (10 & 11) as defined by Napolean Hill in "Think and Grow Rich"

Willingness to assume full responsibility: The successful leader must be willing to assume full responsibility for his mistakes and short comings of his followers. If he tries to shift responsibility, he will not remain the leader. If one his foolowers makes a mistake,and shows himself incompetent, the leader must consider that it is HE who failed.

Cooperation: The succesful leader must understand and apply the principle of cooperative effort and be able to induce his followers to do the same. Leadership calls for power, and power calls for cooperation.

Cooperation on a team is very important and is created through great communication. Leaders of successful Real Estate Teams know that they can't:

  1. be defensive,
  2. hyper - reactive or
  3. visibly have a bad day.

Not only do you lead your team,  you lead your clients. Do you call clients before they call you; even if you don't have much to tell them? Communication is key in attaining cooperation. If they don't hear from you they'll choose to answer their own questions with the fears and concerns in their head. Warranted or not, perception is reality. What happens if your wrong? Do you take responsibility and correct the problem? Your integrity as the leader is the most important asset you have. So be accountable to your clients, team and most importantly yourself.

Today, get together with your team and have each person choose the one thing they can improve on personally; and get everyone to agree on the one thing you can improve on as a team.


Meet The Real Estate Market Leader of The Day: Rob Levy

Thanks for stopping by; RealProRick  

RealProRick Leaderhip in Real Estate Series; Volume 1, Article 6 "Leadership Accountability and Cooperation"
Source Credits: "Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill"