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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

Asked by Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

Asked by Alan Belniak from Alignable

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What Do You Find Is The Most Difficult Part Of Being A 'Good Leader'?

By Andrew Houston · Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 · Tagged in Management

What do you struggle with when it comes to leading your team?

Chandra Cureton from Onyx Investigations and Security Inc.
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 29, 2017

I haven't struggled with this personally but I've seen others have problems with it - separating being the "boss" from being their "friend". Especially in smaller companies where you spend a crazy amount of time together & may actually socialize together outside of work. You can't do what's best for the business and be everyone's best buddy at the same time.

John Todd from John Todd
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 29, 2017

Is to multitask while you have to track the whole working process, to check the work of employees. Another thing is that one has to be able to motivate employees in a team. For now I am getting on well with being a leader but I make a lot of efforts for that to bring on a new level work of employees and increase profit at which is already a good achievement.

Erin Engelbrecht from Organized Piggy
10 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hi Andrew,

To preface my answer, my philosophy is not to treat others like I want them to treat me. Rather, it's to treat others how they want to be treated. To translate that to be relevant to the topic, think of how someone wants to be supervised. Some are independent and feel micromanaged if you "check in" too much. Others like to have more guidance and will feel ignored or undervalued if you don't "check in" enough. It's always difficult to learn how people want to be treated, especially if you don't know them well yet. Everyone is different. Different... (more)

Andrew Houston from Profit For Contractors
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This is an interesting angle of seeing things— I like it! And I agree. It's so true that every individual has different needs when it comes to being led by their superior. I think a good leader has to be able to read people or at least be open to the idea that everyone is different and requires different styles of leadership in order to thrive.

Maury Kosh from The Performanced Based Marketing Group
12 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Great question!

I responded to a bunch of Realtors that should be following this thread.

A good leader knows how to delegate. They know their limitations and know how to find people to surround themselves with that know how to get'r done and let them do their job unmolested.

The hardest part of leadership is the letting go. It is the hardest thing a small business owner will ever do, but if they don't they will remain small potato's till the day they die.


Andrew Houston from Profit For Contractors
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wicked answer, thank you. I 100% agree it's all about delegation— giving up the reigns is the hardest part, but if you're a leader you'll find the right people for the job in order for the business to flourish for everyone involved.

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