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Rebby Sutherland on Leadership

To maintain a successful business career, you must also stay motivated. It is really important to know what motivates you daily and what your long term goals are.

It is also very important to recognize what needs to be done to reach those goals. In this video, Rebby Sutherland covers some topics on leadership – personal development, developing others, and the qualities required to do so.

 

 

Rebby Sutherland is a successful entrepreneur and leader currently running a private sales company in New York City. Learn more about Rebby and what she does on a day to day by following her:

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Important Behaviors to Value in Your Team Members

Since the moment I opened my business, the most important part of it has been the people that make up my team. As a business owner, the people that work in your company can either make you or break you. It is important to be able to recognize the characteristic that make a great employee, team member and leader.

Through my experience, I’ve learned what to look for in the people that I make a part of my team. I’ve learned how to recognize the leaders that will help me take my business to the next level. I call these “Behaviors We Value”. They are behaviors I encourage all my employees to have. Here are some of the behaviors to value:

  1. Reliability and Consistency – You need someone that you can handle responsibility. If you want someone to grow with you company, they will need to be able to handle more and more responsibility and still deliver consistent results.
  2. Professionalism – The word professionalism can be used to describe anything from appearance to behavior. In this case, we want it to apply to everything. The people are you employ are a representation of your company, and you want them to represent you the best way possible no matter who they’re interacting with.
  3. Development of Our People – This one is huge but usually goes underrated. The most important characteristic of someone that is a team player is that they are willing to help the rest of the team. This includes sharing and transferring knowledge and helping other people grow. When your people are learning and growing, your company is growing.
  4. Integrity – I don’t think this one needs an explanaition. How can you trust someone without it?
  5. Open Communication and Candid Discussion – A leader is someone that can clearly express his or her vision to the team and is open to discussing it. Being able to explain the “why’s” is a necessary skill for a strong leader.
  6. Change and Innovation – Change is a difficult thing for anyone to deal with, but it is inevitable. Having a team that is able to, not only thrive in it, but be the force behind change and innovation in your company will lead to continuous growth.
  7. Respect – Like integrity, this one needs no explanation. To be a positive contribution to an environtment, one must have respect for everything and everyone in that environment.
  8. Collaboration – “A team is nothing without teamwork.” Being able to collaborate with others is essential to be a good team member.
  9. Execution – “Vision without action is only a dream…”. It’s great to have a tam of creative and innovative thinkers, of great communicators, and excellent teachers; but if no one is taking action on the ideas (if no one is willing to do the dirty work) then they remain just that, ideas.

Rebby Sutherland is a successful entrepreneur and leader currently running a private sales company in New York City. Learn more about Rebby and what she does on a day to day by following her:

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Check Out Some of My Business Tips!

Running a successful business is one of the things I am most proud of. I consider my business to be successful, not only because of revenue, but because of the growth and opportunity I am able to provide for the people I work with. Every week, my team and I share a tip about what makes our company successful. This includes tips about building relationships, creating a great work environment, setting goals, and so much more!

My favorite aspect of the work I do is helping people who do not have a clear sense of purpose or direction in order to grow and develop in the business world. I thrive off of hiring, training, coaching, developing, managing and mentoring sales persons to become more capable than they could have ever imagined.

Check out the 5 North Inc Tip of the Week to learn more about what I’ve learned from running a business.

And keep checking out my page as I share more of my thoughts on business and leadership.

Talk to you soon!

Rebby Sutherland is a successful entrepreneur and leader currently running a private sales company in New York City. Learn more about Rebby and what she does on a day to day by following her:

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | CrunchbaseLinkedin | Youtube | Google+