5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Team

By Karen Orem. November is a great time of year to express the gratitude that is in your heart. Calendar time during this busy time of year to let your team know that you thought of them today. Here are five ideas to help you get started: Write a handwritten thank you note to each [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:26:26+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

All “Why’s” Matter—Even the Little Ones

By Neil Phillips. In direct sales, we tend to speak of the “emotional why” as that glorious motivation that you can barely articulate and seldom bring to words without a lump in our throat or tears in your eyes.  We all have those reasons.  Often, however, you can support your consultants by focusing on more [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:22:53+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Coaching Your Team to Increase Buy-In

Coaching strong people on your team can become the key to getting their acceptance and support on your promotions, training programs, and developmental activities. Here are three core elements to illustrate how coaching can increase your teams’ buy-in. Coaching slows down quick judgments. Let’s face it: some strong people will respond with a quick “no” [...]

By | 2017-10-24T09:30:04+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Coaching Strategies to Help Your Team Get Things Right

By Neil Phillips. Do you tell them the same thing over and over to no avail? As a coach, I hear clients express frustration when their team members fail to follow directions or heed their advice. The coach approach in these situations may serve you well. Here are some typical comments from team leaders and [...]

By | 2017-10-19T08:43:26+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Are You Excited About Work?

By Neil Phillips. Do you spend most of your time leading or managing?  You do both, and you get to decide which part of your job is the favorite part.  I realize this can be one of those weird questions that makes you laugh just before you get to work on important stuff.  Take 3 [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:35:05+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Getting and Giving Feedback from Your Team

By: Karen Orem As a leader, you’ve see it all too many times. Someone is excited about the opportunity, they sign up, they seem fired up, but they aren’t meeting the goals that you both discussed. It’s time to re-evaluate. It’s important to identify the following: ·       Has anything changed? ·       Are they struggling with [...]

By | 2017-10-04T19:15:04+00:00 October 5th, 2017|building leaders, Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

Avoid the Deadly Disease: “Manageritis” (Video)

By Dana Phillips. For aspiring leaders who are on the edge of advancing, or those leaders who just moved up, there is a highly dangerous inflammation of the ego called “Manageritis.”  Listen to this short video as Dana brings you some great reminders. To thine own business be true Spend time growing your own skills [...]

Can You Conquer Feedback Anxiety?

By Neil Phillips What’s your most powerful tool for getting better at anything?  Your feedback loop is the answer.  Your brain sucks in information from everywhere, the content is evaluated, and you determine if you are on course or off course. What’s your most powerful tool as a leader?  Your ability to provide feedback is [...]

Three Ways to Destroy Your Team Members (Video)

By Dana Phillips. Just as you, the leader, can build others, you have the power and capacity to tear down, even destroy those around you with your words.  Dana gets real about the ways you can hurt others and advises you, as a leader to grow in these areas. Do you gossip about others? Do [...]

By | 2017-10-03T12:14:15+00:00 September 26th, 2017|building leaders, Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

Building Others (Video)

By Dana Phillips. How do you provide positive feedback?  Dana has some simple, but profound ways you can build others. Whether you are leading your children, home, friends, teams of three or teams of three thousand, she shares a story from her childhood that is foundational in building others. She talks about acknowledging who they [...]

By | 2017-09-19T08:45:49+00:00 September 21st, 2017|building leaders, Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments