The Keys to Successful Leadership in Network Marketing, Part 2: Genuine Contribution
This is the second post in my Leadership series. See the first post, on Duplication, here.
Are You Really Leading Your Team to Success?
The leadership of your very own Network Marketing team certainly puts some pressure on you, doesn’t it? I understand because I have been right there with you.
You are expected to lead your team to success in the highly competitive Network Marketing industry. The members of your team have placed their utmost faith in you. They allow you to guide them in whichever direction you believe will lead them to success. They’re confident in your abilities. They trust you!
Are you really leading your team to success, or driving them to the edge of failure?
As a team leader, you should provide a genuine contribution to the improvement and development of your team members’ Network Marketing businesses. They decided to join your team believing that you will guide them toward success, so you must take note of whether or not your team has experienced progress, and to what degree.
There are two different ways to measure whether you’re leading effectively: by the numbers and by the less-tangible feelings (not to get all woo-woo on you, but your team members’ feelings matter!).
Let’s Talk Numbers
If you don’t observe improvement—or worse, if you observe a decline—in the amounts your team members are earning or in the size of their downlines, then it is likely time to reconsider the strategies you are employing.
Let’s Talk Feelings
In addition to monetary earnings and losses, you, as a leader, must consider the satisfaction of your members. This is a great indicator of how well you’re leading your team to success. Are your team members satisfied with the way you teach, the methods you use, and your marketing techniques? Satisfied members will be very grateful and appreciate your leadership. Unsatisfied members will complain, and may even leave your team to pursue other leaders whom they deem to be a better fit.
Every Network Marketing leader goes through some challenges and makes a mistake or two, and you are not an exception. Take a moment to analyze both the numbers and your team members’ satisfaction to determine whether you are truly leading to success.
If you see that your organization is gearing toward success through the help of your marketing system, keep on guiding and motivating them to continue doing what they do. A little compliment and a little reward won’t hurt either. Incentives may even energize them to do better. Remember that the success of your team means your success as well!
I’d love to hear what you have to say on this topic. In the comments below, share your experiences with regard to leadership. What’s worked, and what hasn’t? Has anything surprised you?
Stay tuned for my next Leadership post on Skill Development.