Do you Lead like a Professional?

And I mean a real professional… not someone like Michael Scott from “The Office”!

When you are the main leader or mentor of a group there are certain things that you can and should be doing to establish a truly focused and motivated team.  When you lead well, you will be distinguished and branded as a true professional and a mentor that is worth following.

Here are the Top 3 Ways to Really Walk the Walk of a True Leader:

1-  Have a Servant’s Heart: Now when it comes to team leadership and how to be a true leader, we hear people mention this phrase from time to time.  But what does it really mean?  Well, having a servant’s heart means that you are truly looking out for the best interests of the people that you are leading.  You truly want them to succeed and you aren’t out for your own personal gain or success!  All too often, beginners can get caught up in themselves.  “What’s in it for me?”  But you have to remember that when it comes to working as a team toward a common goal, especially if YOU are the leader, you will get so much further if you focus on bringing more people up with you, than just on yourself.

2-  Be Sure to Always Stay in the Know and Ahead of the Trends:  Another key characteristic of how to be a true leader and lead like a true professional is that all highly successful leaders are constantly in the process of making sure they are heading in the right direction.  It’s important to remember, that it does you no good to find ways of climbing to the top of the ladder faster, if your ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.  So be sure you are always assessing your team’s efforts and looking at what is going on within your industry.

Pay attention to your competition and watch your industry.  Stay in the loop and look at what everyone is doing.  What is working well and what isn’t.  And then make changes accordingly.
Ask Your Customers and Target Audience.  Utilize tools such as Social Media to further improve upon your company.  The great thing about Social Media is that it gives you a true and honest glimpse into what your audience and clientele really think about you and your company.  And if you want to be a truly effective leader, then paying attention to them and what they are saying with an effective Facebook Fan Page Strategy can be an invaluable tool and resource for you and your team!

3-  Maintain Your Integrity: The most important component of how to be a true leader lies in whether or not you are able to stay true to who you are as you lead your team and run your business.  A true professional leader knows that the real key to developing a successful brand and thriving brand is to stay aware of everything they do and how it reflects their reputation.  When your company makes a promise, make sure you are able to keep it.  Never do or say anything that will put your brand or reputation in jeopardy.  Always be aware of what is going on within your team and business because it all reflects back on you as the leader of the company!

Leading like a true professional is such an important part of developing a successful team and business.  And when you understand how to do that and are able to create an atmosphere of motivated and excited team members, you will all be much better off in the long run!

Next, learn more about what to look for in an Effective Team Leader and Mentor!  Then visit  Fill in the form on the first page and then watch the videos on step #2 and 3 to see more of the top ways to build your brand and online reputation as a leader while attracting more of the right audience and clientele to you and your business!


Shawn Stoik is an Online Marketing Coach and Corporate Trainer for what is arguably the World’s Largest Internet Marketing School available today, The iMMACC Internet Marketing Mentoring and Coaching Center.  Shawn and his wife are dynamic team mentors and business development coaches who train both Total Beginners and Seasoned Entrepreneurs around the world to achieve Financial Freedom through proven business tactics and on-going education to stay ahead of the trends and remain competitive in the marketplace today!
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