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Are You a Leader or a Slacker?

Layne McDonald. Ph.D.


Leadership is the ability to decide what is to be done and get others to want to do it. –Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

I have noticed that people claim to be Leaders, but I consider them Slackers instead. A Slacker 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 clues that might help you out.

Leader: Praises their team and offers encouragement
Slacker: Quick to find fault and slow to give praise

Leader: Holds themself to a higher standard than their team
Slacker: Has an elevated level of expectation for their team but does not hold themself to that same standard.

Leader: Leads by example and is a role model for their team
Slacker: Blends in with the crowd and never steps up to take a leadership role

Leader: Has deep-rooted belief in their business and leads new teammates through the growth process (learning the trade and facing obstacles)
Slacker: Convinces a person to join their team, then pawns them off on someone else or 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.

Remember, a leader must lead and nourish others through the growth process. A team will duplicate their leader and their leaders’ actions. If they lose integrity and do not act, this same failure mindset will ripple down to their teammates.


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