What is Leadership?
One word that is bantered about, thoughtlessly it seems, is leadership. Let's dissect the concept of leadership and it's different faces. If you're in corporate America, leadership makes your organization better. Leaders rise within the ranks. If you're in sales, it's leadership that closes deals. If you're a recruiter, leadership means getting quality people to join you. If you're a business builder, it's the leaders who are successful at building businesses. I could go on and on. However, I would like to point out something very critical. Leadership in one area does not necessarily guarantee the ability to lead in another.
Leadership at it's core is the same...the ability to take an individual and take them to a place that they did not realize they could go.
However, the key is knowing where "that place" is and secondly, they must either want to go to "that place" or they must be inspired to go to "that place".
In network marketing "that place" is life changing income.
In sales "that place" is meeting quotas.
In corporate America, "that place" is the next promotion.
Leadership and Network Marketing
The best network marketing companies have a personal leadership development plan. This is simply because there are many unique things about leadership in the network marketing industry. Just because someone is a great salesperson, doesn't mean they will be a great network marketer. They must also be a great recruiter and they must also be great at interpersonal relationships. This applies whether one is doing network marketing online or doing network marketing offline.
The bottom line is that coaching, relationships and personal training are some of the key factors that a true leader must have. However, in the world of network marketing there are unique leadership skills that are required. These can be learned by creating and following a path of learning, practicing and teaching. We touch other people's world simply by existing, so therefore if that person(the team member) is within our leadership scope, it is imperative that we as leaders are prepared to lead.
May you have much success in your journey.