Great products, skill development, empowerment, and entrepreneurship—these are just a few of things QNet is proud to bring to life. At the heart of our business, however, are people. We believe in finding great people, helping them succeed, and empowering them to lead other people to success. Because effective leadership is the key to a company’s success and steady performance.
QNet distributors are taught to pay it forward, and they understand that the more they give, the more they get. So what are the leadership qualities that would need to inculcate to become strong leaders of tomorrow?
Develop an indomitable Drive
Being driven is the first step towards achieving success. Building a business is hard work, but it is at its most rewarding when accompanied by the unwavering will to succeed. Take a piece of paper and write down your reason for choosing this path. Put it up somewhere so that you can frequently look at it — set it as your phone’s wallpaper, for instance. Now, every single day, take a minute and look at this message. Think about your goals, the people you care about, and everything you have achieved so far. There’s no greater inspiration than to see a leader fuelled by passion and self-motivation.
To be a successful leader you need to master the art of effective communication. Communication is how you tell stories, make people see your vision, and motivate them to be better. Whether you are speaking with your clients, team, or leaders, the way you convey your message matters. But excellent communication isn’t just about delivering your message, it’s also about listening to people. The better you understand the needs of those around you, the more capable you will feel about meeting them and finding ways to build common ground.
Never stop being curious
The world around us is continuously changing, and so are our lives. To stay ahead of the curve, distributors must inculcate a mindset of constant learning. Be curious about the world around you, ask questions, learn how things work, and find efficient ways to explain concepts to people. Insatiable curiosity is contagious and is also great for conversational skills. Over time, you will surprise even yourself at the number of topics you’re able to hold court on. All while cultivating the image of a knowledgeable and intelligent person who people can trust.
Always prioritise your tasks
A lot of people call this time management, but we at QNet like to think of this skill as prioritisation. Divide your goals into measurable chunks of action and then decide what is essential, what is urgent, and what is just filling time. Invest your time and energy in activities that are important for your progress. Be creative in your goal setting. One way to do this is to think laterally. For instance, if you believe you need to work long hours, then set aside time for exercise and recreation. The energy you gain will help you manage the effort of extra work while ensuring you are performing at your best.
Humility is a vital quality not just to be a successful leader but to be a good human being. You can be humble while being confident. Always look to treat people as equals and treat others as you would want to be treated, i.e. with love and respect. For true humility to develop, you must foster a strong sense of self-awareness. Being aware of your strengths and weaknesses will help you realise a more authentic self, and also one that is more relatable. This ability to connect will allow you to lead with belief, offer feedback with openness, and earn the respect of your peers.
Leadership is not an exact science and everyone will develop their own style. The key is to create a strong foundation that you can build on. Identify the traits that work best for you and then practice them consistently until they become a habit.