Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Executive Leadership

"The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works."  ~Colonel D.M. Malone    

I've been blogging a great deal lately about leadership. Maybe it's because as I traveled to Valdosta, GA, Grand Blanc, MI, West Bloomfield, MI and Huntington, WV this past week, I saw true leadership in action with every city, and it inspired me. Such a gift to any company are the key leaders who truly catch the long-term vision of the opportunity, grab a hold of it, and run fast and focused with the opportunity, paving a duplicable way for their teams to follow. 

"Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it."  ~Marian Anderson

Leaders make or break companies with Network Marketing. When field leadership is strong, a company can do the basics with what needs to be done to accomplish their long-term goals. These goals are to see that billion a year mark, and a 25-year celebration in business down the road. This puts them into that coveted legendary category. These legendary companies are few and far between, mostly due to not having true field leadership that is anchored deep with commitment, loyalty, integrity, focus and vision. Most of the Network Marketing's top earners jump from "deal to deal" seeking to be at the top of the heap with the latest thing to come down the pipeline, and are willing to cut guaranteed deals to do this. They then quickly bring in a team (or not), and then leave to hop on to the next hot deal, repeating this behavior over and over again. And, sadly enough, this type of action leaves a trail of disheartened people in its wake, which reflects very badly on the entire Network Marketing business as a whole. Their bad behavior hurts us all and gives Network Marketing a bad name.

In contrast, what I witnessed while on the road this past week, is that we have with Voyager, a handful of great leadership in the field - all having achieved (and ready to achieve) that first step of leadership in Voyager, called Executive. They are committed to the long-term growth of the company, and realize that for a company to succeed, it just needs a hot, in-demand diet product (V3), and a cutting-edge pay plan (coded bonuses, matching checks), and the rest can be accomplished with the leadership in the field - all leading the way, doing consistent biz building activities with passion.

"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

We have true leadership with vision, commitment, creativity and a strong work ethic. They are gathering their teams, holding the biz brunches and luncheons, area meetings and trainings, and communicating with everyone involved. They are participating with the weekly Thursday night calls, and nightly Blitz calls, are on the Saturday morning Success Strategies calls. They are following the proven 4-Step System, teaching it, and are setting the example - the pace of the leader is the pace of the pack - as they say. They are exactly what is needed to make for a legendary company. And we celebrate and embrace every single one of our Executive leaders. 

Thank you to those leaders who have stepped up to the plate with Voyager Health Technologies. Thank you for growing with us as a company. Thank you for setting the pace and being the example that is so needed. With you setting the pace, we will hit momentum this year and we will reach our goals. With you guiding your team, the sky is the limit. Thank you for creating a strong foundation for us to stand on and grow from. thank you for taking your Executive leadership seriously. Thank you for sharing in the dream. Your determination and passion will move us forward, no matter what hiccups we encounter, you are there to do whatever it takes to succeed and build your team. You are the best. You are our key field Executive leadership!

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