Purium leaders are not born to be leaders. A commitment to passionate and purposeful work drives their efforts.
The beautiful thing about leadership development is that it is contagious. The Million Mom Movement is a perfect example. Moms all across America are choosing to be more careful about their food resources, to protect their families, discover organic food sources, recognize the benefits of a ‘green’ lifestyle and teach others to do the same.
John Maxwell, a thought leader for entrepreneurs shares this insight and quotes from some of his colleagues.
Being an entrepreneur is hard. There are challenges in so many areas: time, resources, commitments, character. Fear can be an ever-present enemy. But along with the challenges, the rewards are abundant as well: opportunity, independence, freedom, flexibility, and so many more.
In fact, the entrepreneur embraces what Peter Drucker once said: “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
But Peter isn’t the only one with wise words for entrepreneurs. In fact, here are some other great quotes that I believe entrepreneurs of all stripes will find helpful.
“Energy motivates but charisma inspires. Energy is easy to see, easy to measure, and easy to copy. Charisma is hard to define, near impossible to measure and too elusive to copy. All great leaders have charisma because all great leaders have clarity of WHY; an undying belief in a purpose or cause bigger than themselves. It’s not Bill Gates’ passion that inspires us, it’s his undying optimism that even the most complicated problems can be solved.”
– Simon Sinek, Start with Why
Purium Leaders Aren’t Born – They Are Trained.
What does it take to believe that others will follow you?
What does it take to lead others and to become a leader?
Personal experience both on the corporate side and the distributorship side of the Network Marketing industry has led me to a few conclusions about leadership. It is my hope that these insights will warm the hearts of all Purium leaders and help to create a mindset for future Purium leadership training.
Most in the Purium community already know that this company has stood the test of time. Few companies are able to navigate the rigors of expansion and the pressures associated with growth. Time is compressed for both corporate management and for leaders choosing to grow their networks. A month can roll fast and furiously forward through time. You can take a breath for just an instant and then realize the next month has begun.
Most Purium leaders have faced the following questions:
- How do we sustain momentum?
- How do we successfully maneuver amidst the many personalities within our network?
- How do we teach the grit that is required to persist through time?
- How do we create the kind of loyalty that builds a team spirit?
- How do we help everyone to realize they are clearly in the right place at the right time?
- How do we nurture supportive relationships that duplicate deep into your organization?
- How do we debunk the many myths and erroneous notions that the industry has perpetuated through time?
We teach and then we teach again is the simple answer. We teach others to teach others. We teach, we train, and we lead by example. We lead ourselves first so that we may lead others next. We care deeply about the welfare of our associates, their families, their economy, and their health. We speak to the ‘WHY’ we do what we do. We believe and share those beliefs.
It all starts at the top – the management. Who is the owner? Has his or her message been consistent from when they started their own journey with the products they bring to market and inside of network marketing. Is their message of integrity congruent with how they represent themselves to the field? The distributors inside a network will intuitively know whether life is good inside the home office.
We remain curious about the lives of our team members beyond the business itself. Purium leaders carefully observe and grow to know their people. We relax on the phone with each person and spend quality time. We brainstorm, collaborate, mastermind, strategize, and genuinely explore our relationship with each and every person. In doing so, we are able to then ascertain where the common ground may be that infuses the kind of passion that builds team spirit and drives an organization to grow. Goals can be mutually agreed upon or not. Each person is different and although systems and tools are important, there must be enough room left for innovation and personal creativity.
Brand ‘YOU’ is what becomes most important. People are attracted to your values and the beliefs that you share and not to companies and products or multi-step plans. Promises of ground floor opportunities and ‘the perfect system,’ may create a momentary surge of interest but real worth sincerely expressed will most assuredly create long term loyalty and substantive duplication.
As Simon Sinek of TED video fame points out, “Dr. Martin Luther King gave the ‘I have a dream speech’ not the ‘I have a plan speech.’ Politicians who provide their comprehensive 12 point plans are not inspiring anyone.
Purium leaders will be inspired by the following video:
Leaders often hold a position of power or authority but those who truly lead – inspire us! Whether individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead not because we have to but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them but for ourselves. It’s those who start with ‘WHY’ that have the ability to inspire those around them or to find others that inspire them.”
You may call Dr. Mike Fleischer to speak about your personal interest in learning how to become a leader in this remarkable company and profession at 386-299-4170 or click here to set an appointment.