We’ve all heard the saying “Leaders aren’t born, they’re made.” Some people may naturally lead better than others, but with practice, anyone has the ability to become a great leader. The best leaders out there are constantly changing and evolving their approach to leadership. We want you to be able to lead effortlessly, confidently, and effectively. That’s why we’ve compiled tips for you to be the best leader there is! With Nui, anyone can build a team, and that means anyone can lead a team.
1. Don’t Procrastinate Becoming a Leader
Just because your team isn’t as big as you’d like it yet, you are still leading the downline you do have. Get to know your team members and see what their needs are and how you can help. This will give you a head start on having a pulse on what’s happening as your team grows. When you lead your team from the start, you can all succeed together.
2. Be One with Your Team
The best leaders don’t sit on a pedestal above their followers, they are in the trenches with them! Working side by side to have team success is the best way to show your team you’re with them. What’s even better is that when you work alongside your team, they’ll be comfortable sharing new ideas with you. More minds are better than one!
3. Stay Level-Headed
It can be easy to be frustrated when things don’t go your way or someone misses an important call or email. Instead of getting angry with your team or scolding them, use it as a teaching moment and explain how the team relies on each member to succeed. By keeping calm, your team will trust you and want to work harder. You’ll also set the tone of respect for one another throughout the ups and downs.
4. Encourage Your Team
As your team sees success, be sure to acknowledge them. It’s human nature to want to be recognized for reaching a goal or completing a task and it usually goes a long way to do so. When someone makes an accomplishment, be sure to call them and congratulate them. When possible, give them a shout out on social media or on a team call. They’ll want to keep succeeding because you’re recognizing and supporting their progress.
5. Share Your Vision
Your vision and goals are what will help your team feel motivated and have a sense of direction. If you don’t know what you want from your team, how can you expect them to know? Knowing where you want your team to be each month and laying out ways for them to reach that vision will surely motivate them. Review these goals each month and praise those who reach them or go above and beyond.
6. Keep Updated with Network Marketing Tools
With so many resources available on blogs, social media, blogs, conferencing, emails, etc., it’s easy to stay up to date with any new tools that can help you and your team succeed. Using an array of tools will give your team options on how to market and boost business! Be sure to teach those on your team how to properly use these resources so they can be effective. Stay up to date on the news and resources from corporate.
7. Don’t Give Up
Being a leader can be stressful and frustrating at times. However, it also gives you a front row seat to your team’s successes and growth! Let each of those moments fuel your fire during the down times and use them to pump up your team. A leader who can stay positive even when facing an obstacle can lead his/her team through anything. Keep pushing, motivating, and thinking of your vision. You got this!
Whether you have 2, 20, or 200 people on your team, these tips will help you pave the way to success. Through the ups and downs, your team will look to you. It may seem hard at times, but the rewards in the end will be well worth it. Stick to your guns and lead your team to victory!
For more resources on team-building, check out the back office!