Are You a Leader or a Slacker?

Do you claim to be a Leader in your business or your field of expertise?

I have noticed that many people claim to be Leaders, but I consider them Slackers instead. A Slacker is someone that basically likes to give instruction or direction, but takes no action on advancing themselves or their business.

Does this describe you, your up-line or someone else on your
Mastermind Team? Here are some clues that might help you out.

Leader: Praises his/her team and offers encouragement

Slacker: Quick to find fault and slow to give praise

Leader: Holds himself/herself to a higher standard that his/her team

Slacker: Has a high level of expectation for his/her team but doesn’t hold himself/herself to that same standard

Leader: Leads by example and is a role model for his/her team

Slacker: Blends in with crowd and never steps up to take a leadership role

Leader: Has deep rooted belief in his/her business and leads new teammates through the growth process (learning the business and facing obstacles)

Slacker: Convinces a person to join his/her team then pawns them off on someone else or simply pushes them to the side (Referred to as “sign and drop”)

Which of these characteristics, best describes you and your teammates? Be honest with yourself.

Just remember, that a leader must lead and nourish others through the growth process. If he/she loses integrity and fails to take action, then this same failure mindset will ripple down to his/her teammates. A team will duplicate their leader and their leader’s actions.

Let me ask you one last time…Are you a Leader or a Slacker?

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Michael has been a business over for over 20 years and has worked in the IT industry for 34 years. He has written for several publications and also authored training classes and videos. He also does presentations in different areas of technology. He is happily married and living in Fl. He lives to help businesses and individuals to solve problems using the latest in cutting edge technologies.

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