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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 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 Saints... Read more ›

  • October 2, 2014

    See, hear, and do

    Training for all learning styles

    Training has a very important role in the direct selling industry. As a distributor, you train your teams, receive training from your company, learn how to run your business from your team leader, catch up on the latest and greatest trends and media outlets, find out how to use new products, and so on. When y... Read more ›

  • June 7, 2014

    MLM Leadership: What’s Your Style?

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams This thought applies well to network marketing; if someone strives to be a leader and can inspire others to be successful, he/she will accomplish much. There are four different c... Read more ›