Direct selling executives need insight and fresh ideas now more than ever before. In one of the most challenging years in direct selling history, leaders faced continued lockdowns in certain markets, changing consumer behaviors, a tense regulatory environment and lingering supply chain issues.
I’m not sure the world needs another pontification on leadership strategies complete with bullet points, numbered lists and corporate-speak. But as a former President of a few iconic direct selling brands, and advising and consulting with many other amazing companies both in and outside our channel, I’ve seen a few common blind spots that even seasoned executives can easily overlook.
The names say it all. Walt Disney. Henry Ford. James Cash Penney. Iconic Founders and CEOs who came to personify the brands they led in the minds and hearts of their employees and the world. This phenomenon is perhaps even more prevalent in direct selling, where there is a long and storied tradition of charismatic leaders who have become synonymous with the companies they helm.
The multi-day educational event offered new insight and strategies for connecting with a rapidly evolving market.
Common Practices. Managerial Courage. Calculated Risk. If a founder’s belief in a hero product starts a company on its journey toward the billion-dollar mark, then it’s stellar decision-making and a determined field that can propel them into momentum and triple digit multimillion-dollar status. But scaling to a billion or more? What does it take to get […]
On February 22, in a live virtual broadcast, DSN hosted a one-day Tech Summit. The event offered presentations from industry leaders and technology experts, delivering valuable insight on the complex and rapidly evolving topic of technology, data security and enterprise resource planning. Presenters included: Michael A. Davis—CEO, InClaro Group, Inc. Heather Chastain—Founder and CEO, Bridgehead Collective […]
Excerpt from our latest DSN Podcast, Iconic Insights, provides an opportunity to learn from some of today’s greatest leaders. In the podcast’s first interview, social-selling thought leader Heather Chastain sits down with New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell to talk about his book, The Power of Five for Network Marketing; the importance of mindset; and how to become a person of significance (and why that matters).
More than 30 speakers shared tangible action plans for how the industry’s leaders can continue to grow and adapt in the face of this year’s enduring challenges.
While the vast majority of direct selling companies are privately-held, family-run entities, the principals behind Direct Selling Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DSAQ.U) or (“DSAC”) are looking to shake up that traditional model by providing a high-quality, high-performing direct selling company with the opportunity to access the public markets.
The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently announced elected officers and directors to the association’s Board of Directors. Officers and directors of the association are recognized leaders who have earned the respect of their colleagues and the public and are committed to lead and direct the affairs of the association. The board officers will each serve one-year […]