Strategic leadership in network marketing - What does that really mean? The concept of leadership is one that we’ve all learned about since our youth. Teachers in elementary schools tell children to follow the leader, and they all willingly oblige to get from one place to another. The same happens in the network marketing business world as one person takes the reins and guides those willing to follow him to success or failure, whichever happens to be the case. The problem though is that although most of us know how leadership works, or at least we know to a degree, we don’t know what all that task entails. So what is leadership really? Is it something that can be defined or simply shown to others? Is it something that we’re born with, or do we develop it in time? Let’s explore this concept a little further.

For starters, we can probably all agree that a “leader” is a person who possesses leadership qualities. That person is almost always a solitary entity, holding all the responsibility for a task as his burden and his alone. Thus the concept of leadership is derived from the ability to guide oneself to success. A leader is alone in his feat for victory, even though he has people helping him get there. The hard part of coming up with ideas and controlling how things occur is entirely up to him. He alone must make the decisions that make or break his network marketing business.

Leadership also entails a certain level of control over a variety of different aspects. A leader must be in control of his team, his business, his finances, etc., but most importantly, he has to be in control of himself. Indeed, that is the one part that most “leaders” forget to take care of. They focus so much on other people that they forget to control the one person who is guiding the entire system to its end. To truly lead with the skills needed to succeed, you have to take control of yourself.

The idea of being your own leader is vague at best though, so to put it simply, you have to have the mental focus and goals in mind for your network marketing business at all times, for without thoughtful conduct, you cannot get anywhere in this business. Leadership is all about knowing what you can achieve and executing a plan on how to achieve it. For the kindergartners being instructed by their teacher, that goal is to simply get from point A to point B. For you, it’s a lot more complicated. No matter what though, you can still find just the same success as those small children found when they actually made it to the other side. You just have to follow your own mental leader, for it will guide you in the right direction every time.

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Herb Hunter - Rivercrest - works with a community of marketers and business developers building profitable business relationships and coaching on how to build a profitable business. For more information visit
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