“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
There are a number of emotional and sentimental reasons to prefer teamwork over working alone. Things like team spirit and emotional support are not insignificant factors. These concepts, however, are difficult to measure – in many cases someone’s success can be attributed almost entirely to the people surrounding that person; the people that provide support, motivation and earnest collaboration.
In a network marketing business, teamwork is absolutely essential without even accounting for the intangible factors. Why? The Orange Revolution, a recent book that discusses the attributes of breakthrough teams states: “collaboration enables people to compensate for each other’s blind spots”. Any successful business needs that collaboration among team members to ensure that strengths are maximized.
This is where you come in.
As a team builder it is in your power and realm of responsibility to help pair the right personalities; to encourage complementary relationships among your team members. It is not a stretch to have people in your organization that hate “selling” but have a sizable list of contacts. Help them capitalize on their strength by connecting them with a member whose strengths include communication.
One of the great appeals of network marketing is its power to mobilize people to work together to achieve mutual, individual success. This concept has been proven repeatedly by the industry’s top income earners. There is no reason why you can’t be that person. The key is in identifying and networking your team member’s strengths; in doing so the whole can become greater than the sum of its parts.
Corporate Sales Executive
So here we are in the New Year, 2011, and it is the Year of the Rabbit. Last year was the Year of the Tiger. The Rabbit? So I did some digging to find out how this year relates to our personal and business relationships.
In a nutshell, the Year of the Tiger was considered to be a ferocious and hectic year, a year of change and turmoil for many people. The Year of the Rabbit is a year to re-focus and make changes that will give you new hope and direction. So how does this year differ from last year and what are you doing right now to become a change-agent in your life, as well as the lives of those around you?
While I was in Japan for our Sisel 3 City Tour in December, Scott Murdoch, our General Manager of Japan, spoke about how important it is to truly define where you plan on going this year. He spoke about how fast the time goes by and that we need to take advantage of every second of every minute of every hour of every day.
This is going to be a great year for you…if you reflect back on the past as a guide for your future!