July 31, 2019 - Issue 19-31


Good Afternoon  ,

On a personal note, yesterday was my mother's 105th birthday. T hat date always triggers fond memories, though it's now 12 years since she departed this life.


In my constant search for clear ways to define leadership, I came across this great article by Scott Mautz.


Gallup, the polling organization, recently polled 2.5 million teams world-wide. They searched for the attributes in leaders that predict managerial success. This article 
describes the traits they found are most associated with "natural born leaders".


Here's a summary:
  1. Project a compelling motivational message.
  2. When the going gets tough, stay the course. Or assert yourself to alter the course for clear reasons if necessary, 
  3. Make it clear that, on your team, people (especially you) are accountable for the results of their actions.
  4. Create an atmosphere of trust and transparency by being trustworthy and transparent.
  5. Always move in the direction of productivity. Keep politics out of the picture.

Perhaps we can boil this down to an even greater generality.

Take clear responsibility and communicate honestly, and insist that others do the same. If you as a leader do this religiously others will follow suit.


Remember that responsibility is not optional. Whatever happens to you is your responsibility, whether you caused it or not. You can choose not to accept that responsibility, but it's there. Do everything you can to make the best of a situation, good or bad. 

In the final accounting you bear the result of your action, or inaction.
John Stevens


Note: Archived issues of The Unity Community are available here.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Does this article accurately describe a "natural born leader" for you?  Send me your thoughts and impressions about this article. 

Care to discuss your ideas on business communication and responsibilities?

What do you like about  The Unity Community?

What would you like to see changed in  The Unity Community?

Want to suggest a topic for a future issue?
 
Would you like to contribute something? It can be your work or someone else's. I'll give you and the author ample credit for your contribution if I use it.

I'm always glad to hear your thoughts, suggestions and comments. Reply to this message, or go here  if you'd like to talk about what's on your mind. 


Get too Much Email?

Want to reduce my emails by 75% and still have access to these messages? Reply to this message with the word "monthly" in the subject line or the message.

I'll take you off the weekly list and add you to the monthly list. Then you'll automatically receive only the first issue each month. You can still check the titles
of the interim issues, and read any that interest you.
 
How's 3Q2019 Shaping up for You? 
 
 
Suppose you had more conversations with more people who need and want your services...AND can pay for them?
 
 
When you join Smart Money Network's Business Accelerator Platform , we:
  • Edit your LinkedIn Profile Page so it attracts the people you want to attract. 
(What painful issue do you resolve for your clients? If your LinkedIn profile describes how you make your clients' lives better, it's rare! Most describe the merchant's qualifications and expertise. They say little about what he/she does to eliminate clients' pain.)
  • Search LinkedIn's hundreds of millions of members for the few thousand who match your ideal client profile. Y ou tell us who that best prospect is .  
(Even if you can find these people manually, it will take hours away from your work with your current clients.)
  • Invite about 100 of these best prospects every day to connect with you on LinkedIn
  • .Send a welcome message to those who accept your invitation and connect.
(Typically up to 30%. Currently 26% of my invitees are connecting.) 
  • Deliver something of value to them from you, and then do it again! 
  • Begin a "drip campaign" of carefully timed messages, continuing to provide value. These messages give...give... give...and then ask. No pitches!
 
All of these messages come from you personally. We want and expect your input in developing them...unless you want us to just do it. You can follow the threads and adjust your messages whenever you like.
 
Want to "ripen" an opportunity with a customized personal message? You can take over the exchange manually any time you choose.
 
Click here to learn how you can put this program to work for YOU!
 
 
 
P.S.  Unity Copywriting can help you publish a newsletter, case study, white paper, or blog.   Let's discuss what you'd like to do!
About John

Throughout a career spanning over 45 years my management style has been one of building teams to bring several competent people together to focus on a common objective. I noted early in my career that, in most organizations, there is an enormous amount of time, energy, and effort wasted by people working at cross purposes.

As I transition to life in the Argentine outback, my focus shifts from coaching to helping other business coaches and advisers get their message out to their prospective clients. With my first-hand knowledge of the benefits of effective business coaching, I am uniquely qualified to help business advisers of all stripes convey their message.

Contact Info
John B. Stevens, Freelance Copywriter
Phone:
814-590-3854

©  Unity Copywriting™ 2019 - Marketing Support for the Business Coaching Industry

Unity Copywriting
john@unitycopywriting.com