Why Obstacles Help a Leader

By Dana Phillips. This is a great little poem, author unknown, to remind us of the value of obstacles. There once was an oyster Whose story I tell, Who found that some sand Got into his shell.   It was only a grain, But it gave him great pain. For oysters have feelings Although they're [...]

By | 2018-03-28T18:53:56+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

You Just Might Change Your Life

By Neil Phillips. “A leader’s impact and legacy are in fact built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time.” ~Douglas Conant. When Diane first introduced Dana to direct sales, she said to her a very simple sentence that stuck with us both.  “You should give it a try.  It just might change your [...]

By | 2018-03-22T12:18:30+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Connecting, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

The Mysterious Question

Describing the difference between truly asking a question and really making a statement is a difficult task. Grammatically, it is a punctuation mark. Vocally, our voice rises at the end of a question and lowers at the end of a statement. The words don’t even have to be different.  “What now?” has the same words [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:18:19+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Coaching|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

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 [...]

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

Working on Self (Video)

By Dana Phillips. Who’s your biggest critic?  The answer is obvious (even though most of us miss it).  Your biggest critic is yourself.  Once you move up into the leadership levels, you can forget your importance in getting there.  This video series from Dana, highlights some of the challenges for new and aspiring leaders and [...]

By | 2017-09-17T19:58:15+00:00 September 19th, 2017|building leaders, Direct Sales Leadership, Leadership|0 Comments

Three Things Most Leaders Forget To Do (Video)

By Dana Phillips Once you rank up to a leadership level, you can easily forget some of the things that got you there.  This video series from Dana, highlights some of the challenges for new and aspiring leaders and some of the best responses to those challenges. You don’t need to see the earlier videos [...]

By | 2017-09-19T08:39:46+00:00 September 14th, 2017|building leaders, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments