Sales are key in maintaining your direct sales business. Though to keep growing it’s vital you also build a team.
When you build a team, the focus changes from primarily sales to that of a mentor. Once you become a team leader, you still need to work your own business, and you’ll also be responsible mentoring and supporting others as well.
Tips to be a Great Leader
Here are some tips and suggestions that will go a long way in making you a team leader anyone would be proud to work with.
- Put others first. Any good team leader will realize it’s no longer only about yourself and your business. You will need to put the needs of your downline above your own. Success will happen for your recruits, which in turn means you too. You don’t succeed if team members don’t succeed. “I’ll get my minimum sales in, and then I can help my team member” is backwards thinking. Flip the order of that and you’ll get better results.
- Learn to prioritize. You must be able to put things in order of importance as a team leader. By doing this you will be better organized and show your team members how to do the same.
- Walk the walk. As a leader you must lead by example. You can’t tell your team to do something and expect them to follow you if you’re not doing it too. A word of caution though, don’t rub it in their faces about how wonderful you are and all your sales and your recruiting success. That will demotivate, not motivate them. If you’re walking the walk, especially in this day of technology, they’ll know it. You won’t need to throw yourself a parade to ensure your downline knows you’re working.