How to develop leadership skills!
I just gave a presentation at our Las Vegas Convention about Leadership. It was an honor to be presented as a new Diamond on stage and to talk about Leadership. Leaders still get a bit nervous too. 🙂
Let’s get started on how to develop your leadership skills. Do you feel like your leadership skills are lacking? Is your network marketing team as successful as you want it to be? Not everyone is born to be a leader. The good news? You can develop your leadership skills! The first step to being a better leader is self analyzation. Learn to understand yourself first. Are you the kind of leader who helps solve problems? Are you the kind of leader that helps people get along? Do you connect well with people?
Your Leadership Style
There are many leadership styles in network marketing, but you should focus on creating your own way, not copying someone else. One of the best ways to develop this style is to speak to a group of people, even just close friends. Ask them when you are done, what they liked best. It is this trait that you should focus on. That is your unique gift and style. What people have told me after presentations is that they love listening to me and that I make complicated things seem simpler. That is my unique gift. Pay attention to what yours is. The conversational way I interact with people as a leader makes people feel relaxed and receptive. How do you make people feel? How do you leave them feeling? Leaders know how important this is and in network marketing, it is everything. We get paid very well to listen to people and to find out what is going on in their lives and then help them find a solution. If you come from a place of service, you can build a great team with a great culture too.
Being a good leader means LISTENING. The reason we are successful in network marketing is because we are finding out what people need and want. Developing your leadership skills means meeting people where they are. We all come to this with a different set of skills and experiences. There are no overnight successes. When you see someone move quickly through the ranks, it is because they most likely bring years of experience to this table. The good news is you can learn the skills necessary to be successful in network marketing. This is the best on the job training I have ever seen!
Good mlm leaders are adaptable. Some situations require you to be strong, some to be gentle, some to be kind and sometimes to be courageous. Stepping up isn’t always easy, but it so worth it!
Qualities of A Strong Network Marketing Leader
Leaders take initiative. Do you act like a business owner? Do you wait for your upline? Are you a self starter? Do you take your business and yourself seriously? These are some serious questions you should ask yourself. Developing your leadership skills means taking things into your own hands instead of waiting for someone else to do it for you.
A great leader encourages and inspires others. Become a leader YOU would want to follow. Leaders know that they will attract the leader they want in their business by becoming that type of leader. Try to stay positive and optimistic, even when others aren’t. There will always be things to complain about. What do you choose to focus on?
Remember you are the rock for your team, stay consistent with the activities. Continue to enroll and to train. You will be amazed at what happens for you in your business when you focus on the activities. The results will come!
Leaders know Network Marketing consists of a volunteer army! We are not bosses in this business. No one I know needs more authority figures in their lives… Learning to inspire and influence is key. Good leaders are also prepared to become unimportant and have their egos in check. Kindness and empathy are very important leadership skills. Do you communicate in a way that people will listen? When you understand where someone is coming from, you can better understand how to motivate them!
I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to develop leadership skills. Cheers to becoming a rockstar leader!
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