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Feb 11

Have You Stepped Up As A Leader?

Have You Stepped Up As A Leader?

Plain and simple, a team is only as good as it's leader!  Would you agree that for the most part, we follow our leader and expect them to lead by example?  A leader is truly the one to set the pace for the rest of the team!

Whether you plan on it or not, as a home business owner, a point in time comes when you need to either determine if your business is just a hobby or if you're ready to develop into a leader.  For a select few, this is a mindset shift that happens immediately.  From the time they have one individual to lead, they begin to stand above and see themselves as a true leader. For the others, this is a process.  Sadly for some, they choose not to step up at all.

I wanted to share a leadership quote that sums up leadership beautifully:

"Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure." ~Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

Where do you fall on the spectrum?  Have you made the commitment to step up as a leader and to lead by example?  What personally helped you to make that mindset shift?

Please join me on February 15th at 6 pm EST for a F*REE Training entitled Home Business Leadership 101: Five Action Steps to Leading A Rockin' Team!  Register HERE today and forward to your team.  Looking forward to seeing you!

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daninm

Dani in a nutshell? Mom of 2, Entrepreneur, Network Marketer, Coach, Social Media Junkie, Health Nut, Dog & People Lover...oh and a total ROCKSTAR! ;) Helping folks navigate social media and rock their home biz! A mom of totally awesome 4 and 2 year olds. I love to network; let's connect! (910) 333-6FIT Ready to transform your life in 90 days? Join the challenge today: www.mychallengerocks.com

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  1. Leanne Chesser
    Twitter:

    Yes, I’m committed to being a leader and I believe in leading by example. For me, it was a process. I grew as a person, watched several successful leaders and learned from what they did, read lots and developed my own philosophy of leadership. I developed what I had to offer. And I grew in my belief in what I call “success together” – - that’s huge for me.
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    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Leanne, I love the example that you set! As we’ve only recently met through blogging circles, I have had an opportunity to see your leadership and I’ve appreciate that! Love the term “success together!”

      1. Leanne Chesser
        Twitter:

        Thanks, Dani!
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  2. Alyssa

    We have a LOT in common. I have a soft spot for women who want to stay home with their kids too. I am a Christian mom entrepreneur and owner of two online businesses.
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    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Alyssa, so glad to officially “meet you!”

  3. rowena bolo

    Hi Dani,

    I know this is late, but I really like your new header. Congratulations on your leadership webinar too. I’m sure you’re having a blast having your very own webinar.

    Personally, I’m still very much learning and developing myself as a leader, and one particular group which greatly assists me is Ann Sieg’s Leaders’ Circle (facebook fan page). Their goal is to develop, create, and nurture hot beds of talent. It is also where I get to meet new people and up and coming leaders in the industry.

    I definitely concur that developing oneself as a leader is the best Attraction Marketing method there is! Thanks for sharing a wonderful leadership quote.

    - Rowena
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    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Appreciate that :) Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely check it out. What great resources we can all be for each other!

  4. Val Wilcox
    Twitter:

    Dani,
    Great points on being the type of leader that people follow. It’s all about setting an example by doing and creating the space for others to excel and be their best. A great team is on the same page and works towards the common goal of the team.

    Awesome,
    Val ;)
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    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Thank you Val! I’ve enjoyed seeing your leadership style and learning from our differences! Congrats again to a year of blogging!

  5. Steven Dean

    Good one. And good perspective on this. I have definitely stepped up a long time ago. I never really took my business as a hobby in the beginning but as another means to make a living at first. I really never took it as serious as I should, but it casually grew as time went on. I transitioned to a leader when some complications started to come up in my life and I wanted to make a difference on how I was living. That is when I started to step up more as a leader and putting my priorities to my business first and to the people I’ve met; by leading by example as you stated. That quote really does sum it up really well. Thanks for sharing this Dani

    Steven Dean
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    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Steven, your story is similar to mine! Ihad been a leader in my previous career, so I had plans to “just be a mom.” But the truth was I LOVED networking! I realized that this was a perfect fit and I was excited by the opportunity. Wouldn’t have thought that in the beginning, simply wanted a little extra at the time. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Rob Loomis
    Twitter:

    Dani,
    Nice post.
    Sometimes being a leader happens before you know it. You are working your business like you do everyday. You sponsor someone, they need help. You sponsor someone else and your sponsor sponsors someone….etc.. All of a sudden you realize that you are a leader. Now it’s time to stand up and become a true leader. If you do everything you can do to make your partners successful then not only will you become successful.. you are now a leader.

    Great post

    Your Friend,
    Rob

  7. Jayne Kopp
    Twitter:

    Hi Dani, thanks for this great post. You are bang on! Some people do not see themselves as leaders so never get there. For me, the passion of helping others over rode any doubts. I am pleased that I ran my own offline business for many years and had a decent staff, as I do believe it made the transition easier. Those who have never been in a ‘leadership’ position might find it a little more difficult. I enjoyed the quote too.

    I would love to visit and participate in your webinar, but unfortunately I am on Pacific Time which would mean it will be 3pm here and I will be at school picking my children up and heading off to their after school activities. :-( Do you record them?

    Thanks Dani!

    Jayne
    Jayne Kopp recently posted..What Does Valentines Day Mean to You

    1. daninm
      Twitter:

      Jayne, thanks for your comment! I think you made a hefty comment there with “The passion of helping others over rode any doubts.” Fear often holds us back!

      Trainings are all recorded! Just register and I’ll shoot you an email tomorrow with the recording info! http://www.danimcgrath.com/leadership101 to register.

  8. Nile
    Twitter:

    When I was in college, the college had a Leadership scholarship. You went through a lengthy interview process and had to have quite a bit of leadership positions behind you to qualify. Only 20 people each year would get the scholarship and you are required to take a course on business and leadership.

    It was something comprehensive and in my opinion did loads more than the business courses offered.

    Leaders have to have already mastered following before stepping above and helping those underneath. This is something I have always believe in. :)
    Nile recently posted..Are You Checking Your Guest Blogger’s Links In Their Posts

  9. Mike Sherratt

    Hey Dani, Love your blog.. I also love this post you are so right about stepping up if you want to be leader otherwise you will never ever succeed.

    I have a tribe that syndicates your posts if you would like to join the community on Facebook the link is below we need valuable people like you to help the people struggling:

    https://www.facebook.com/FreeInternetMarketingTribe

    Looking forward to sharing my posts with you too and sharing our knowledge with the internet.

    Mike
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