Ep 12: #AskPam: How to be a Strong, Effective Leader Through Creating an Independent Team

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This is episode 12 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder!

 

Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.

 

In today’s episode, Pam answers a fantastic #AskPam question from a listener on the topic of leadership. They ask, “I’m a strong, effective leader. However, the hardest time I have is learning who to work with and who not to work with. I want to give my time and energy to everyone, but I find that I’m getting burnt out.” Pam takes us through her early lessons on how she learned who to work with and who not to work with, how she took the burden off of her back by coaching her team effectively, and how she was able to give her team the confidence and independence they needed to better duplicate for themselves!

If you want to send Pam your own question, reach out to her at PamSowder.com/Connect or tweet her @ItWorksPam using the hashtags: #askpam and #pamsowder!

 

Key Takeaways

[:31] Pam answers this great leadership question: “I’m a strong, effective leader. However, the hardest time I have is learning who to work with and who not to work with. I want to give my time and energy to everyone, but I find that I’m getting burnt out.”

[1:43] How Pam got clear on who to work with and who not to work with through regular video conferences (where you assign tasks, reward and recognize, and inspire).

[9:11] A key takeaway from Pam: Take the burden off of your back that you have to do everything for everyone. Coach them, and turn them loose. The good ones will stay.

[9:53] Your time is valuable! Pam recommends creating your own schedule and never deviating from it.

[10:37] Pam says: Duplicate by taking the burden off of yourself and coaching your team to be independent.

[12:00] A valuable tip from Pam: give new people the confidence to get up on that stage with you.

 

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