A Hands On Approach Is My Personal Choice
A hands on approach is by far the best method of working with new people, but is it cost efficient? It is definitely the most effective way of using your precious minutes and hours, but you have to be ultra selective when using this method and have other plans in place to train and motivate the remaining members of your team.
When you are building a network marketing business you want to be working with winners, people with determination and guts, but not everyone is the same. If every person you met and got to work alongside was a rhino, then that would be fantastic, but realistically rhinos are a rare breed. If you find one that is absolutely fabulous, but you can't wait for that sparse talent to emerge or turn up.
As a leader you have to make decisions about who to work with, don't you. It is a judgement call on your part. Occasionally it works out and sometimes it just doesn't. Welcome to the world of home business.
Part of the leader's effectiveness will be in the selection process, so their time is used wisely, whether that is when sorting, recruiting or team building. The leader wants to use a hands on approach with everyone, but this is totally unrealistic and unwise to go down this particular route. The leader must become a brilliant sorter and at the same time a wise selector of who they work with, in order to maximize their time fully.
Yes, you can be all enthusiastic, excited and experienced all rolled into this one fireball, but you never know how the new person is going to react or want to progress and grow.
When you start a new person off in our industry you never know what type of person they are going to become. This is the exciting part of building a large organization.
I think we all agree that a hands on approach is by far the most effective way to deal with people. However is it the best for approach for outstanding duplication purposes? I think it can be, if it is used sparingly and you keep the original business model simple and easy to follow.
What can the leader do, to bridge the gap between a hands on approach and being able to get around to all the bright sparks which show out around the country (I am using the USA as an example here). Because you just cannot spend all your time travelling thousands of miles, can you? But you must be prepared to travel at some stage and work with the cream of the crop.
A leader will observe what is happening in their world and look for the brightest gems to work with, looking for the most energetic, excited and also the type of person who wants it now, not next week, someone who wants momentum and is ready to rock and roll today.
For those people within a leader's team who do not have the benefit of one to one training with that specific leader, the telephone, skype calls, team meetings become solid gold tools that can be used most effectively.
A leader can lead from afar and will utilize all manner of help, tools and assistance to promote growth within a team.
Other ways to communicate with a growing team are by newsletters, videos and tools similar to a starter manual, which would list all the simple things to take care of or watch in the first 21 to 30 days of business. The starter manual is definitely an item that can be duplicated very easily and at no cost to anyone, which is vitally important.
I must admit I prefer the hands on approach, but unfortunately time wise, it is just not possible to get around everywhere, especially if your team is spread around the world. The leader will have to embrace the wonders of technology if they are to have a global influence.
So I think we all agree that a hands on approach is preferable, but not essential with everyone. The key here is be focussed but also putting innovation and flexibility on the fast rack..
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