Networking Times Today > team building

Teams are either successful—or they fail. And often, the team members can’t give specific reasons for either outcome. When teams fail, they often dissolve into cliques riddled with blame or confusion. You see it everywhere: The offensive line blames the quarterback for a late throw; the quarterback points to the wide receiver who bobbled the…

At the risk of placing substance over style, all leaders must understand this simple truth: style does matter. It’s not about matching your belt to your shoes, or accessorizing appropriately for the occasion, but rather understanding the way you go about leading. Allen rose through the ranks of the military with great ease and retired young with…

balancing act

There are two distinct phases of development as you build your Direct Selling business. I call them the Sales phase and the Team phase. While in the SALES phase, you become very comfortable and skilled at talking about and selling your product. This makes sense. For many people, it was their positive product or service…

network marketing degree

If you were to approach any large company and conduct an interview with all of the six- and seven-figure earners within the organization, you would most likely find that many of them hold degrees in business, finance, economics, or similar qualifications. If you were to conduct that same interview with the six- and seven-figure earners…

Are you not reaching your potential because you’re too worried about making mistakes? “Of course, I try to avoid mistakes,” you might say. “Don’t we all?” Actually, no. We do want to avoid situations where the same mistakes happen repeatedly because no one follows an improvement plan. The difference is, repeating mistakes can harm you,…

servant leadership

Leadership is not about telling people what to do. A true leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps people develop and perform at their highest level. We call this servant leadership. Here are seven things leaders do, and why they are important: 1. They sell, they don’t tell. Servant leaders persuade others with…

When building an organization, first as an active network marketer, and later as the founder of a multimillion-dollar corporation, I’ve always followed a simple rule. That rule is: Confront before you Conflict. Applying this rule allows me to distinguish early on the missionaries from the mercenaries in any group. I would regularly hold open discussions…

Contributor: Shawn Murphy  Let’s face it, not all work environments—be it in a traditional corporation or in a network marketing organization—are optimal. There are usually pockets of excellence mixed in with mediocre and toxic environments.  A pocket of excellence thrives within an organization despite its surrounding environment. In order for the organization to succeed, the…