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Should Your Team Impeach You From Your Business?
Published by Jay Kinder
It’s been a rough couple of months for President Trump. Whether he actually deserved to be impeached or not, he made some questionable decisions and took some actions that created doubt in him as the leader of our country.
And, as with all things in life, when your actions and decisions are questioned by those who work with and follow you, you put yourself in jeopardy of losing what you’ve worked so hard to build over time.
If you take a look at yourself as the leader — the president of your organization — would you be impeached by your team for:
* Making decisions detrimental to the overall success of your team
* Not managing the finances of your businesses prudently
* Failing to do what you said you would do
* Not leading from the front in both words and actions
* Not putting your team members in position to succeed in meeting their goals
* Having systems and programs that are not easily duplicatable

The list of bad business and leadership decisions is exhaustive and one from which you should not want to learn.

As you look at your business and how you’re running it, would it make sense for your team to impeach you from it or are you deserving of continuing your current term as the top dog?

Here are a few things you can do to make sure that you, and our business, remain at the top for years to come (to ensure you don’t get impeached).

Core Values

Core values are the foundational beliefs of a person or organization.

These guiding principles determine behavior within the organization and can help employees understand the difference between what’s acceptable and what isn’t. 

Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating a clear and easy-to-comprehend guide. 

There is a significant number of examples of core values in the world, with the context of each varying by application.
Core values are the guiding principles that can help define how the company should behave in business, and even beyond, if they have an additional mission to serve the community. In many cases — though not required — core values are usually expressed in the corporation's mission statement.

Some examples of core values for a company include:

A commitment to innovation and excellence. Apple Computer is perhaps best known for having a commitment to innovation as a core value. This is embodied by their "Think Different" motto.

A commitment to doing good for the whole. Google, for example, believes in making a great search engine and building a great company without being evil.

A commitment to helping those less fortunate. TOMS shoe company gives away a pair of shoes to a needy person for every pair it sells in an effort to alleviate poverty and make life better for others.

A commitment to building strong communities. Shell oil company donates millions of dollars to the University of Texas to improve student education and to match employee charitable donations.
If you’re stumped about what core values you’d like to adopt for your company, here’s a link to a list of 190 of them from some of the top countries in the world.

Important: Every hire you make, every management decision you lay down and every person you let go from your company must all be done with your core values in mind. There’s no wiggle room here. It’s crucial to the current success of our business as well as to the long-term sustainability of your organization on the whole.


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” - Peter Drucker

According to Investopedia, “Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions.”

As you look at your business and its culture, do you see that you’ve established a culture where the people on your team want to be there, where they want to — and enjoy working with — the other people on your team, where the customers and their wants, needs and desires come before everything else.
Or, do you have an environment where there are people working independently to meet their own agenda, lots of complaining, customers not getting world-class service and things falling through the cracks on a regular basis.
If your culture is not good or suffering in any way, it can cripple your business over time. Here are some key ingredients to creating and maintaining an amazing culture. According to Harvard Business Review:

Vision: “A great culture starts with a vision or mission statement. These simple turns of phrase guide a company’s values and provide it with purpose. That purpose, in turn, orients every decision employees make. When they are deeply authentic and prominently displayed, good vision statements can even help orient customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.”

People: “No company can build a coherent culture without people who either share its core values or possess the willingness and ability to embrace those values.” The people in your company must like and want to work with the other people in your company. Failing that...your company is doomed.

Practices: “Of course, values are of little importance unless they are enshrined in a company’s practices. If an organization professes, ‘people are our greatest asset,’ it should also be ready to invest in people in visible ways.”

Keeping Your Word

In the world of real estate — and especially real estate — our word is all we have to rely upon as we grow our businesses and teams. And to that extent, when you bring people on your team, you’re not only making a lot of promises to help them be successful, but also you’re committing to put them in position to succeed so they can live great lives and even take care of their families.

Knowing this, it’s not only important to have a strategy and tell your team what you’re going to do, you must actually DO what you said you’d do.
It’s all about commitment and there’s good news here for you as a leader.

The principle of commitment maintains that humans have a deep-rooted need to be seen as consistent. That said, once we’ve publicly committed to something or someone, we’re much more likely to go through and deliver on that other words, consistency.

Commitment and self image/self esteem have an interesting correlation with each other. When you commit to doing something and you follow through, your self image improves. Not surprisingly, those with better self esteem are more likely to follow through on the things that they do.

The opposite is also true.

If you commit to something and don’t follow through, it kills your self image. At the same time, if your self image/self esteem are not strong, it’s likely that you won’t follow through as you said you would.

How does this translate to the leadership of your company and getting buy in from your team members?

It’s simple. 

You’re being looked to for leadership and direction. Not only are people listening to what you’re saying they’re watching what you’re doing. They’re likely to pick up on how you feel about yourself as well as how consistently you do what you do.

Low self image and poor follow through means poor leadership. That leads to poor production by all your team members and even to people jumping ship altogether. If you want your team to stick by you and walk through walls for you, you MUST keep your word in all that you say.

There are other aspects of being a great leader that you can embody to get great results from your team and your business.

That said, it all starts with great core values, a killer culture and you delivering on your promises. If you’re able to do those things, many other great things will fall into place for your business.

Most importantly, you won’t have a mutiny on your hands with your team members looking to impeach you.

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