Leadership – How Are You Spending Your Time?

Are you a leader for your business?

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Be the Leader!

It is very easy to account for our money but it is equally as difficult to account of our time.

It is the most important and significant issue for the leaders where and how they are spending their time. Because if the leaders stop their learning they will start to loose their leadership capability as well.

As we all know time is the greatest and most limited asset of our life.

Our success depends on our investment of our time. So if you are a leader then ask your self how much time you are spending a day for the development purpose. Is it good enough for you? Is it taking you to the point of your ultimate goal? As leader, it is very important for you to be able to manage your time with great efficiency. Leaders are expected to spend a fair amount of time in leaning new techniques and methods to stay current.

Don’t be a leader who’s always trying hard to get others to think highly of you.  If you want to prove yourself an effective leader, you should inspire others (your team members) to think highly of themselves. In this way, you can boost their morale and get more done than you expect. And you should focus most part of your time on enhancing your skills by always being on the frontline and acquire hands-on experience.

Few things you might notice all of a sudden relevant to your time management are as follows. Let’s have a look.

You might suddenly discover that your time management has not been up to the mark and your skill of leadership is decreasing instead of increasing. It is working like a leaked water pipe and you can’t find where the leakage is.

You might thrash about completing your work and you have not been able to deliver your assignment in due time or you are finding yourself in last minute rush in submitting your work because you are not managing your time properly.

You might find that you are doing overtime on a regular basis to complete the previous work because you let the job remain pending earlier.

All these things happen because leaders get overconfident sometimes and they take things for granted. As a result of that sometimes they overlook some of the essential things like time management.

Another negative outcome of mismanagement of time is that the leaders loose their leadership skill gradually. Because they do not get enough time to develop their learning any more.

If you are facing situations like these you should make the necessary changes before it is too late. You have to remember these kinds of leadership issues have  not been created in a day and you can not rectify it in a day. You have to proceed gradually. Maintain the consistent and regular progress process.

On the other hand, doing time analysis is a very profitable thing. You can have several positive outcomes from this practice like you might suddenly realize that you are spending more time in your development criteria and it is bringing more positive result to your skill of leading others.

Doing time analysis enables you to become conscious about finding the cost effective ways to execute plans and doing other things.  Try to keep track of your daily tasks for a week.  Then group them and take out any that are not really necessary to improving your business and leadership skills.

Through this practice you can add significant value to your business and to its members without putting too much pressure on yourself.

How are you spending your time as a leader? Do you think you are making the best use of time to grow yourself more and more?

How To Be a Good Leader For Your Downline

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Becoming a leader is not easy but it’s not too difficult either.  The skills that we should possess are the experiences of doing marketing methods  successfully.

Before we teach our downline, we must successfully complete the skill ourselves so we will have a successful experience to share and guide them down right path. This is so important before asking your downline to do something. Without enough successful experience we would not know what to show or tell them and of course, they will not be able to duplicate this for their business.

So in order to be a good leader, you must prepare the “what and how” to teach your downline.  Pointing them in the right direction can lead to a good result but conversely the wrong direction will guide them to a bad result that will make them leave the business.

In addition you have to provide your downline with some tools, like audio CD, motivational books, training videos, etc.  You have to be willing to take the time to help them one on one when needed. This is the type of attention that can motivate your downline to work harder. Asking them regularly about their progress and helping them solve any problems that may come up is also the sign of a good leader. Team meetings are also a great way to motivate your downline.

The last but not least is becoming a model for your downline. They will see what you do and follow. So becoming a good model will be good for your downline too. As a leader you have to do these consistently to keep your downline’s spirit so that it can boost teamwork and sales drastically. If your downline experiences success then you will be happy too because it means that you will get the benefit from their success and from the company. Finally don’t forget to improve yourself  as well as your downline in order to keep moving forward.

Remember as a leader for your downline you need to always do exactly what you say you are going to do.  This promotes integrity in all that you are trying to accomplish.