Network marketers are always on a hunt for people like themselves – business builders, believers, business “engineers,” leaders.
Case in point, I had a brief chat with a lady on Facebook and she asked me if I was having any success being a member of a group there. I told her that it was too early to tell and I asked what she was looking for in the group. She responded, without hesitation, – leaders.
Now, in the network marketing business that is absolutely the correct business builder’s quarry, searching for leaders. Leaders will help you build a sustainable residual business, help your business to grow. Leaders will bring other leaders to the party. True leaders are a rare commodity, highly sought after and a prized catch.
How will she know what to look for? Where to look? What does a leader look like? What does a leader smell like? Does one leader look like another? Can you go to a store and buy a leader, rent or lease one? What is the cost of getting a leader?
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, colors, flavors and styles. One could assert that there are certain common traits that make up a good leader. Fundamentally their honesty and ethics have earned your trust and devotion. They embrace all to align with an outcome. Things get done; spirit is high; a purpose is set and everyone finds joy and satisfaction in the accomplishment. The majority prosper in mind, body and soul.
“A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves.” ~Lao Tzu
Leadership begins with mindset. So, she must discover the true disposition of those she interviews.
Do they know how to listen?
Do they love what they do?
Do they care about people?
Are they willing to give power away?
Are they out to help others get what they want?
Do they have fun?
Can they delegate?
Do they learn from their mistakes?
Do they naturally attract others to them?
Do they have a firm vision?
Do they offer and value loyalty?
Are they naturally curious?
Can they determine when to listen, when to speak, and when to act?
She must question her prospects and then listen to their answer. Questions and listening is the only way to find her next best leader.
Since leaders attract leaders, how about looking for a network marketing leader in the mirror? Are you a leader? Start with yourself? Ask yourself the questions above. It will give you a good indication where you might want to focus your attention to better your leadership skills.
For next week:
What happens if she doesn’t find any natural born leaders? What then? Is she out of business? Is she going to have to resort to another means to build her business? Next week we’ll look at whether leaders are born or leaders can be trained.