In these challenging times, when so many companies are understaffed and overburdened, I know many of the executives in the channel are hyper focused on leadership. It’s important that each of us dig deep for ways to help our teams, both internal and in the field. The saying “we are in the people business” has never carried more meaning than it does today. The world has changed, and what people need and want has changed. Our leadership styles must evolve and adapt to provide people what they need to feel appreciated, encouraged and successful in today’s environment.
With that in mind, we dedicated this issue to leadership. Each of the articles this month offers insights and strategies into how executives are answering the call for new and innovative ways to inspire and evolve the channel. We’ve got all bases covered—from a deep dive into the evolving role of the Founder/CEO, to a primer on the leadership blind spots you may not be aware of, to some quick, easily actionable strategies to better the communication style of your team—you’ll find it all in this month’s DSN.
We’ve also included an excerpt from this month’s Iconic Insights podcast where our host Heather Chastain interviews the always insightful and entertaining Jason Dorsey. If you are looking for ways to best connect with Gen Z, Jason is an expert like no other!
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I’m excited to share that the DSU executive educational event will be back this fall with both in-person and virtual options available free of charge. I hope you can join us October 6-7, 2022 in Irving, Texas—register now at dsu2022.com.
All the best,
Shelley Rojas | Publisher & Chief Brand Officer
From the July 2022 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.