“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates
Karma is the power created by a person’s actions concerning destiny. In essence, this philosophy is the Buddhist belief that whatever you do comes back to you. Business leadership plays an important role, and a focus on karma can contribute to greater profits. Furthermore, think about karma producing positive effects for the leader, the team, the community, and even our planet. Naturally, karma is critical for the affiliate marketing niche. Therefore, by building a trusted affiliate network and business, people understand their role. More importantly, they do their best to fulfill it.
How can an affiliate network and leaders incorporate karma to achieve this?
Indeed, it is true you are searching for the all-mighty answer to this question. Please, consider the three A’s:
To truly lead, you need to develop trust in those who follow. As a leader, you need to be realistic, thoughtful, transparent, and honest — in other words, be authentic. That enables a team to honestly discuss issues and combine their skills to create the best strategy. Then, you can become top affiliates and create top affiliate programs.
Please, hire well and reward successful contribution. Listen, learn and ask questions all the time. If you’ve recruited effectively, your team will have valuable skills and insights that you do not. Moreover, appreciate these talents and encourage each affiliate to think and speak. Also, be open and discuss ideas and problems within your network respectfully. What about the art? At the end of the day, you are the leader and the decision-maker. Therefore, by lifting your team and engaging them in the process, you gain access to more opinions to make better-informed decisions. The art draws a line through this information to a point where you can and must decide without alienating your team.
When you let others down by not fulfilling your responsibilities, the bond you have created can break. As you expect and require your affiliate network team to be accountable, you must also be. Sure, timelines and pressure are part of any online money-making business. As an affiliate network and leader, you must know when, where, and what is happening in your industry. Thus, by being accountable, transparent, and genuine, your employees and affiliates and will fall into line. In turn, everyone will feel valued.
Furthermore, when the three A’s magically combine with a focus on karma, the affiliate marketer can become… The Transcendental Leader
So, imagine this: your affiliate network is brim-full of team members. Each member is working hard with strong motivation. Also, you know they are dedicated to good of your company. Not only that, but they care about each other. Typical outcomes include increased quality output, better service delivery, enhanced availability, and a commitment to your network and its values.
How can you achieve this success within an affiliate network?
Indeed, transcendental leadership is the vehicle.
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton
As Bill Gates noted, empowering others is key to extraordinary leadership. Therefore, transcendental leadership has this at its heart. Following this model, we can see how karma leads and success follows. Contemplate what being such a leader would do for your business? Here are five steps to embed transcendental leadership into your business.
1. See the invisible, entertain the impossible.
Yes, your role as a leader is to lead. You must see the bigger picture. Nevertheless, imagine the invisible, even the impossible. As the person responsible for the affiliate network’s direction, your leadership will determine your success or failure. What is this direction? What goals do you want to achieve? Also, how will you do that? Once you understand that, completely imagine and feel your future as part of you. Try to understand, only then can you share it in a way that connects deeply with your team. Afterward, you can do the next step.
2. Hire for advantage and harmony.
With the competition of affiliate networks, hiring for advantage is critical. Yes, the right skills, traits, experience, even education matter. However, when you combine what you need with the values you want, your business can soar to a different level. Remember, each team member has superior and diverse talent. Thus, contributing what they do best to the greater business vision and betterment of the team led by you. Then, you won’t have to micromanage because each person intimately understands their role. The result transforms single players into a solid business. Of course, to do this requires the next step.
3. Have courage.
Once you have hired well and set the expectations, you must allow people to do their work. Remember, conscientious team members thrive on trust. If an affiliate sits in a position of uncertainty, they are unable to enter the zone. Again, once they feel valued as an essential contributor, productivity and quality will increase. Also, they will have a stronger connection and more loyalty to your brand.
4. Compassionately challenge.
“When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel” – Richard Branson
Transcendental leadership aims to empower. Moreover, to do this requires to challenge. However, that isn’t always a bad thing. Alternatively, it is nothing to be afraid of, either. If a team member can step up, create opportunities for them to do so. Please, encourage them to deliver more than they currently are and reinforce positivity. Naturally, that benefits the business and the individual.
5. Encourage goodness and goodwill.
“Expect the good in people, and they usually live up to it.” – Libby Commerford
Remember, goodwill is an imperative aim for a business and its brand. Yes, people will, and do, purchase from certain companies based on goodwill alone. Let’s face it, that is just a true statement. Besides, top candidates will join a company because of these qualities as well. Also, current staff will give more. Not only that, but they will give more for less income to have involvement. Furthermore, keep in mind that big players like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Pepsi have philanthropic arms. So, this endears these brands to their consumers and creates loyalty in staff. You can also do more, like contributing to your authenticity by donating items or services within your niche. Again, in a world filled with skepticism, the push towards authenticity, accountability, and transcendental leadership in business is real. Where karma leads, success can follow.