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MLM Leadership

Leading an effective team requires a range of skills. A great leader creates and sustains a vision of the what the future could be. A great leader transforms followers. A great leader adapts to situations and relationships in order to move all participants forward toward his/her goals. Leaders initiate group structure, norms and roles. Leaders support followers in the successes and failures. We have gathered here our favorite articles on what it means to be an effective leader.

  • December 2, 2014

    Nine Essential Players Your Team Needs To Create a Thriving Business

    When we look towards creating a strong and thriving business, we sometimes forget we can't do it alone. Just as a baseball team has essential players each with their own role all working together to win the championship game, so too must you have all the necessary players in your business. No one person can c... Read more ›

  • November 26, 2014

    The Power in Praising People

    One of the keys to success is to have successful relationships. We are not islands and we don't get to the top by ourselves. And one of the key ways to grow successful in our relationships is to be "life-giving" people to others. Every person we meet, we either give life to or take life from. You know what I ... Read more ›

  • October 11, 2014

    Followers, Leaders, and Training, Oh My!

    The direct sales industry is all about competition. For every company working to sell, sell, win, repeat, there are five others who do it better, faster, and cheaper. The desire to stay ahead can bring a company huge profits while a lack of drive within its ranks can halt progress dead in its tracks. To st... Read more ›

  • October 8, 2014

    Training on Diversity

    When direct selling companies move into foreign markets, companies learn about cultural differences and similarities. However, an important component of every company domestic or international is diversity within the company as well as the distributors they serve nationally. We often want to treat the United ... Read more ›

  • October 7, 2014

    Training Tips from an Expert: MLM.com Interviews Comedian/Trainer Jeff Birk Part 2

    Today we continue with the rest of our interview with Jeff Birk… What do you like best about your work? The thrill of it for me is that when I walk into a room of executives or engineer types and impress them. I spoke at a Bose Conference for their director level executives in Massachusetts recentl... Read more ›

  • October 6, 2014

    Training Tips from an Expert: MLM.com Interviews Comedian/Trainer Jeff Birk

    I recently had the great privilege of interviewing Jeff Birk. The long-time stand-up comedian turned professional training executive has opened for Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, and Martin Short. He’s also appeared in several movies filmed in Utah including: The Singles Ward 1 & 2, The Home Teachers, and the re... Read more ›

  • October 2, 2014

    See, Hear, and Do: 3 Steps to Effective Training

    Training has a very important role in the direct selling industry. There’s a lot of information out there- whether you’re training your team/downline, receiving training from the company you work for, or from your team leader on how to run your business, training on the latest and greatest trends and medi... Read more ›