BEING THE BEST LEADER YOU CAN BE
Network marketing is about people and team building. You ought to be the best leader you can be to be able to influence other people. Great leaders develop a distinct kind of courage. They possess the courage for long suffering, courage for persistence, courage to “hang in there” even in the face of doubt, ambiguity and criticism.
As a leader, you are a work in progress. Do not stop to develop yourself and improve how you interact with your team. Make a decision to become the very best leader you can be. Here are 7 tips that can help you become the best leader you can be.
Practice patience in adversity:
Patience is a virtue. Develop that kind of courage and ability that will enable you to stay focused and positive even when faced with doubt, uncertainty and criticism from your peers.
Stay the course:
Let’s face it, waiting has never been easy! The waiting time between launching a new venture and getting results is so critical, that if not careful you can lose your nerve. The suspense of not knowing whether you will make it or how long it will take before you see results is hard! But you what? ‘Hang in there.’ Don’t quake and quit the business. The secret is in staying on course!
Lead by example:
A true leader stands firm. They refuse to consider the option of failure. Failure is not an option for a true leader. Instead they always pass the ‘acid test of leadership’ because of their courageous patience.
Encouraging others, instilling confidence in others, helping others to perform at their best requires you to lead by example.
Allow honest mistakes:
Honest, genuine mistakes if not handled well can destroy a team. A true leader encourages team players to take calculative risks and they allow genuine mistakes. It is good to alleviate the worries of failure and denunciation in others by reassuring them when such mistakes do happen. It allows growth and unity within the team.
Encourage your team:
Regular praise and recognition promotes love and unity within teams. Celebrate your team efforts as well as every success big and small. Censure, culpability or criticism of any kind is very damaging. Never allow that to be your portion as a leader. Categorically, a psychological environment where individuals feel safe from such attacks, brings success for the whole team.
Acting courageously on a daily basis will bring you the desired courage. As part of your personal development goals, aim to practice the behaviour of a absolutely bold person until you become, in your own mind, ‘unstoppable’. Network! Network! Network and stay focused!
Prepare for adversity:
Adversity will surely come, however always be prepared in advance for the expected disappointments and hindrances you will experience on the way to your goal. Don’t let them take you by surprise when they do occur. Determine in advance that you will spring back rather than break and constantly encourage your team players to think and act the same way. Always seek support when adveristy becomes too much to handle by yourself.