Leaders Scrub The Floors
“If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.”
Assuming you a leader because of a certain title is similar to assuming because you have legs you can ride a bike. There are plenty of people in leadership positions, even business owners and CEOs that are not effective leaders.
The days of bosses giving commands and employees jumping are numbered. There’s a new a movement gaining momentum – the movement of the entrepreneur. People are discovering a better way to create the life they desire and what this means, especially for people who are wanting to join the world of the entrepreneur, is that learning how to become a real, true, results-getting leader is almost as necessary as breathing.
The results of any leadership – both good and bad – can be seen in the morale of the people in an organisation; in the commitment and dedication of their team members and how those people view their ‘leader’ as a person both inside and outside of a working relationship.
So, to have a successful and thriving organisation that will leave a lasting legacy in any business, but in particular network marketing, you must 100% be committed to growing as a leader and ensuring you have the tools to help others do the same.
Here are our top 5 ways to up your leadership skills and become an effective leader:
- Value-add. You become relevant, effective and respected when your presence and skills add to the value of others’ lives. Ask not what people can do for you, but what you can do for other people.
- Lead by example. The best thing you can do for your team, both to gain loyalty and respect, is to get down and scrub the floors with them. People like to walk the path with people who have experienced the same, been there and know how best to push through.
- Acknowledge your mistakes. People respect and admire those who have faced trials and tribulations but admitted it, shown up and continued on. You become relatable and your experiences give you credibility when coaching others through their hardships.
- Make meaningful connections with those in your organisation. Find out about them, what drives them and what they’re passionate about. Not only will you know what makes them tick but you can then use that information to help them steer their efforts towards achieving their own personal goals.
- Share the love. People crave recognition and kudos when kudos are due. Praise a job well done and acknowledge the hard work and efforts of those around you.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
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