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MLM Leadership and People

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.

  • 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 ›

  • December 18, 2013

    What is My MLM Leadership Style?

    Individual personalities play a major role in how we communicate, fall in love, function as teams, develop as leaders and many other aspects of personal and interpersonal dynamics. And so it should be no surprise that personalities are front and center in the people business of direct selling. Whether a do... Read more ›

  • December 17, 2013

    How Character Sustains Leaders

    A critical mistake that I made as a young leader was that I used to think that charisma was the most important aspect of leadership. In the beginning, I focused on charisma because I knew that leadership attracts, and leadership influences people. Therefore I thought, "Well, if I'm going to influence people I... Read more ›

  • December 14, 2013

    What Happens When You Think and Act Big

    There are a lot of people out there who wish big things would happen to them. They want the big career, they want the big sales, they want the big deals. For most of them however, these things will never be more than a wish. You know, you have heard them, "I wish that I would." And that is exactly what it is... Read more ›