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  • Personal Development Week:

    Podcast mini-series: Employee and Distributor Engagement
  • October 15, 2018

    How Company Values Can Boost Stability, Happiness, and the Bottom Line

    Why do company values matter? Why do so many companies write mission statements? What is company culture and why is it important? On this episode, Kenny Rawlins sits down with Nancy Tobler, PhD and MLM.com Editor-in-chief, to answer these questions and continue our conversation about what makes a company ... Read more ›

  • November 5, 2018

    You Can’t Grow Without Feedback (and Top Performers Know It)

    Do you suck at giving feedback? Are you hurting people’s feelings? Or, are you so afraid to hurt feelings that you never tell people what you know they’re doing wrong? Many of us get feedback wrong. The right way to do it is not obvious, yet even managers rarely get evidence-based training on how t... Read more ›

  • December 3, 2018

    Do You Know Which Kind of Leader Your People Need?

    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 ›

  • January 7, 2019

    How Work Friends Help You Grow, Adapt, and Get Things Done

    When the people on your team don’t get along, things can get dicey quick. You can’t force friendship among your hires (or your recruits), but you can do a lot to encourage it. And you should! Why? When we like the people we work with, we get more done and we go a lot further than we could otherw... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Solar Sister
  • November 12, 2018

    Power to the Poor!

    Back in July, we released an article about selling to the poor—the bottom of the international economic pyramid. This is a strange topic. You might have had some knee-jerk reactions to the phrase “selling to the poor,” and (if they were anything like my knee-jerk reactions) they were probably wrong. At ... Read more ›

  • November 19, 2018

    No Country Comes into the Modern Era Without Access to Electricity

    Imagine living without electricity, all the way down at the end of the last road out into the country. In this imagined life, you occupy a part of the world that got cell phones before landlines, lightbulbs, and stoves. At night, you send text messages by candle light while your dinner cooks over an op... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Great Workplaces in Direct Sales
  • November 5, 2018

    You Can’t Grow Without Feedback (and Top Performers Know It)

    Do you suck at giving feedback? Are you hurting people’s feelings? Or, are you so afraid to hurt feelings that you never tell people what you know they’re doing wrong? Many of us get feedback wrong. The right way to do it is not obvious, yet even managers rarely get evidence-based training on how t... Read more ›

  • October 29, 2018

    Empower Your Female Employees to Close the Gender Gap for Themselves

    At MLM.com we occasionally take time out of our busy compensation-plan-explaining, corporate-strategy-discussing schedules to crow about how pro-woman the direct sales industry is. (And no, that’s not just because the site is run by women.) Direct selling has always been a woman’s game. The question is: w... Read more ›

  • September 8, 2016

    Direct Sales Companies Need More Female Executives

    There are not enough women in the upper echelons of direct sales corporations. I know. I’ve seen it. Last year, women made up 77.4% of direct sellers, but the number of female executives in the same industry is pitifully low. If you look at photos of executive teams, sometimes you’ll see a female assistan... Read more ›

  • October 15, 2018

    How Company Values Can Boost Stability, Happiness, and the Bottom Line

    Why do company values matter? Why do so many companies write mission statements? What is company culture and why is it important? On this episode, Kenny Rawlins sits down with Nancy Tobler, PhD and MLM.com Editor-in-chief, to answer these questions and continue our conversation about what makes a company ... Read more ›

  • October 8, 2018

    Is a High Turnover Rate Killing Your Bottom Line?

    For a few weeks we’ve been releasing content about great workplaces. We’ve been asking: What makes a company a great place to work? And how do direct selling companies stack up next to other employers? We’ve discussed the Direct Selling News’ yearly special section about the best direct selling com... Read more ›

  • October 1, 2018

    Inside DSN’s Best Places to Work

    What makes a company a great place to work? Every year, Direct Selling News runs a feature that asks this exact question to identify which direct sales companies score high among their employees. On this episode of the MLM.com Podcast, we invited Todd Eliason—DSN’s Editor-in-chief—to give us the ... Read more ›

  • September 24, 2018

    Is your direct sales company a great place to work?

    Direct selling companies work hard at helping distributors grow personally and economically. It’s no surprise those same companies are good to their employees. What does it take to be a best workplace? Plenty of voices are answering this question. In June 2018, Inc Magazine published their list of best work... Read more ›