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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.

  • December 3, 2018

    Do You Know Which Kind of Leader Your People Need?

    Podcast episode 34

    Can you name the two types of leaders? Sorry for pulling a “there are only two types of people” on you. But, when it comes to leadership, there are two big umbrella categories that almost all good leaders fall under. Each type serves a different purpose. No doubt, you’ve met them both: There... Read more ›

  • June 12, 2017

    Benefits and challenges of working in a multicultural team

    Many direct selling companies reach across country and cultural boundaries. The World Federation for Direct Selling Association shows that worldwide the industry made 183,729,000,000 (USD) in sales in 2015. The United States tops the list of direct selling dollars at 20% (36.1 billion USD) with China in a clo... Read more ›

  • May 9, 2016

    International commissions considerations

    How to work with the three types of markets

    A company may start out doing business only in the United States, but it will quickly—usually more quickly than it’s ready to handle—get pressure from its distributors to open operations in other countries. A company must consider the issues that arise when this happens. You can’t know which countries... Read more ›

  • March 14, 2016

    Network Marketing and the Next Generation

    Network marketing is a general term for selling products directly to consumers and receiving commissions as a result of your sales and those of your team. Teams can put in lots of effort and create a supportive environment to help each other grow their businesses. It is that simple. In recent years, I have st... Read more ›

  • February 29, 2016

    How to Prevent Online Reputation Problems Before They Happen

    “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”—Benjamin Franklin Online reputation has a massive impact on your bottom line, and for most established direct selling companies, it’s a problem. Over 80% of buyers research the company online before joining. Over ... Read more ›

  • February 1, 2016

    How to Succeed Without Setting Goals

    Detach from what you can’t control and focus on what you can.

    Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? How did you do with last year’s? Are you among the 8% who successfully achieved them? Or the 92% who didn’t? 92% of people fail at this simple act of goal-setting! (That kind of puts MLM income statistics into perspective, doesn’t it?) So it’s no sur... Read more ›

  • July 30, 2015

    Separation of Personal and Business Accounts in Social Media

    Over the last few years, many individuals have started to expand their horizons to use Social Media for business, and many are asking the question—“Does it make sense for me to have separate personal and business social media accounts?” The answer is that it depends, so let’s talk through your opt... Read more ›