Business For Home defines a leader and a professional networker in Direct Sales as follows:
"A leader and professional networker is the one who has the ability to guide and at the same time is able to motivate team members, inspire respect and confidence and explain the power of the compensation plan".
But they should also have:
- Effective communication: They must transmit the needed information suitably. It’s fundamental for leading.
- Vision: A leader needs to have a vision, which means not only thinking in a short term, but trying to see a bigger picture.
- Balance: Give importance to team members’ opinions.
- Art of Feedback: In order to produce good feedback it’s important to keep it impartial and objective. Criticism must bring solutions and improvement.
They are great leaders who really support their team with training, advice, and by being really interested in each other's goals. They are constantly training and learning and they really are an example to follow because they do what they preach. They handle themeselves with responsibility, ethics and integrity and it is something that really has value because they do not put their interests before those of the group. My admiration, respect and gratitude for treating the team like a family and looking for the best for everyone and for keeping their values high. They know what it is to be a true leader!!