What does leadership really mean in a business such as Network Marketing and what is required to be a leader? Who defines leadership?
If you think about leadership as having a group to lead, then to what are you leading them, and for what purpose?
Leadership, and then success comes from developing yourself and then sharing what you’ve learned in the development of others. In M L M, this is not a difficult task.
LEAD your team to the tools of success. These don’t have to be tools developed by you. Just make sure they are tools that have stood the test of time and have proven effective. Start with your company and upline tools.
Get your partners involved in the team environment. Bring them together at meetings, on conference calls, email discussions, etc.
Lead authentically, by being the REAL you and not some made up person. Share both your strengths and your weaknesses. Communicate openly and honestly. You don’t have to be perfect, just be authentic. Acknowledge mistakes and always strive to do the best you can.
Let your leadership evolve and develop around the needs of those you lead, and the desires you have to take on this role. Follow your own values and lead your team along the path you have chosen together, based on mutual values and desires.
In becoming a leader yourself you would think seriously about finding and developing other leaders in your team. The mark of a true leader is one that instills the values and commitment to others that have the ability to take the lead when your not around. We’ve learned this through our weekly training call when we couldn’t’ be available, leaders in our team stepped up and took charge doing an awesome job.
Also in developing leaders, they may be exposed to ideas, concepts, and practices that you are not. They will develop their own style and personalities, the key of a great MLM leader is to encourage this difference in leadership and help them grow those ideas. This will broaden and strengthen your entire group. Always be open to new ideas these help you grow as well.
Lastly consistently work on bettering yourself as a leader. Many books on leadership have been written, find a few and read them. Study what other successful leaders have done and how they have done it. Here is a list of some books that have helped me get where I am today: Leadership Books
What difference can you make today in your leadership?
Here is to Your Success!