Why you should TEACH TO TEACH

Posted by Gediminas Grinevicius on Thursday, February 13, 2020 Under: Personal Development

In this blog, I wanted to talk about why should you teach to teach.

You can teach, so your temptation in your business when you're going to first get started and you start recruiting people, you'll need to teach them, you'll need to teach them and what most people do, they just teach. They don't teach to teach. And I'm going to explain what's the difference. So what most people do, they just teach the team members so they go, “Okay, so this is how you place your order. Well, this is how you post on social media. And this is how you do that.”

So they just teach people to do something, but they don't teach them to teach. And the problem with that is that very quickly, the business can become very overwhelming to you as a leader, because you're literally going to be doing all of that with every single person that joins the business. So if you recruit somebody, and you just teach them how to place the order, but you don't teach them to teach their people how to place the order, then guess what, that person recruit somebody, they say, “Hey, can you teach my new guy how to place the order as well please?”

You teach him, and then this new guy recruit somebody else and he goes, “Hey, can you show somebody else how to place the order, please.” And now you’re showing hundreds and maybe thousands of people in your organization, how to do the same thing. What you should have done as a leader is teach the person how to do something and say, when you recruit somebody and they ask you this question, this is what you do.

It's all about explaining to your team members the importance of looking after their team, the importance of passing on the information, the importance of teaching what they have learned, because I only seen a million times when somebody joins the business, you teach them everything that they need to know and they're doing everything successfully. They’re selling the recruiting, they’re buying, placing orders, everything, they’re doing everything successfully, but their team members are struggling like hell, their team members running around like headless chickens, their team members got no clue what to do.

And the problem is that that person who brought them in the business is not helping them and not teaching them, and it's not their fault. It is your fault as a leader for not teaching them that, “Hey, now that you bringing the people in, I'll be helping you to train them up, I'll be helping you to support them, etcetera, but your role as a leader is to be the first call to this person, first point of call.”

So if there's a group chat, or if there's a Facebook group, or there's a WhatsApp group for your team and somebody jumps in and asks for help, their sponsor should be the very first person to go, “Hey, how can I help you?” Not like everybody else, helping that person and their sponsor is nowhere to be found. You know what I mean? But very often is because you haven't taught that person teach to teach.

What I tried to do, and again, I don't always get this, but I try to get that whenever I'm teaching somebody I'm saying, “Hey, and when somebody asks you the same question, now you know how to explain it.” That's why a lot of resources in our business, I have it on video. So if somebody says, “Hey, how do I create a referral link?” “There's a video for that.” “Hey, how do I set up my online shop link?” “Hey, there's a video for that.” “Hey, how do I place my first order?” “There's a video for that.” So instead of me having to explain again and again, if my team member asks that question, I go, “Hey, here's the video.”

Now that team member that I tell them, “Hey, and if somebody asks you that question, send them this video.” So now I'm teaching them to teach others because it's so important because you can do all the work for everybody in your team, not just your personal directs. You can do it for everybody, but up to a limit. If you have 100 people, 200 people in YouTube, you can manage that, you can answer everybody's questions. You can help everybody, but what are you going to do when your team becomes 10,000 people? What you're going to do when your team is 50,000 people, 100,000 people?

It's literally impossible. It's just not enough hours a day, if you are the only person who's teaching, but if you teach your leaders to teach, now, they're teaching their people, if they teach their people to teach, now, their people are teaching their own people. And now you have true duplication in your business, you have true growth, because you don't have to be there present at each conversation, because your team members know what they're doing. Your team members can teach as well, because you teach to teach, you don't just teach them go, “Hey, this is how it's done.” But if your team member doesn't know, just send them down my way, but because it will become overwhelming, you will struggle to teach everybody you know what I mean? So that's my tip for you.

Teach to teach whenever you recruit somebody in your business, explain them how to do something and say, “Hey, and when you recruit somebody, that's what you need to do you need to tell them this thing, you need to show them this video, you need to show them this checklist, etcetera.” So that they are doing as well what you suppose because otherwise, they won't do it. Don't just assume that, “Oh, well, my recruit knows to do everything. They see me do it.” No, they don't. They're not going to do it unless you tell them that, “Hey, that's your responsibility. That's your job.” Now, it doesn't mean that you don't support their team members. It doesn't mean that you just go, “Oh, that's it. I'm not doing anything,” right.

But it's just going to make your life as a leader so much easier if your team members are looking after their own team members, if your team members are supporting their own team members, if your team members are loving their own team members, if your team members are sending the resources to their own team members, you know what I mean? And that's all about culture.

It's building that culture within your business where people are looking after people. You know, one of the things that I love about the business is no one gets left behind. You know, so if I bring somebody in a business, it is my responsibility to take care of that person, not my sponsors, not the company's, not the leadership, it is my responsibility because that person came into business because of me, because I recommended them the business because they trusted in me, they didn't know who my sponsors were, they didn't know anything about this company. They trusted my decision; they trusted my judgment to join my business. Therefore, it is my duty to look after that person. If my sponsor helps, great, that's a bonus. If the company helps, awesome, that's a bonus.

But at the end of the day, it's my job if I see that person on the chat, struggling, I jump in straight away, “Hey let me private messenger, let's jump on a call.” Because that's my person. You know, it's like children. You know, imagine if you have children, you know, and they go to school. So if you see that a child struggles, you might help them but if you see your child struggle, then you'll be the first one there because it's your child, it's your responsibility. So in a similar way is your team members. Now if you're new, like, oh, what if I'm new, I just brought this person in the business, but I'm also new, I don't even know anything. Then you ask for help from your leader, but you're there to learn, you know.

So, if you want to become independent, if you want to become a strong leader, you should never miss an opportunity to listen, what your leader is telling your team member. So if I recruit somebody, and my leader is speaking to my team member, as much as possible, I want to be on that call and listen and hear what my leader is telling my team member so I can learn that and next time, maybe I can tell it myself. You know what I mean? If my leader is doing coaching is doing a training call with my team, I always want to try to be there and listen, right? So that I can learn then one day maybe I can do that training call. But if I go, “Hey, my leader speak to my team members, but I'm busy, I've got other things to do,” then I will never learn that I will never be able to do that. You know what I mean?

As an aspiring leader, maybe you're new in the business, right? Maybe you only got a couple of people in your team. If you want to have a huge team, if you want to build a tremendous organization, you want to be learning what to do, right? What to say, how to train and then once you become a leader, then you teach your team members how to teach, you know what I mean? And as a leader, that's what I do whenever possible, if I'm speaking to my team member’s team member, I say, “Hey, can you be on the call to listen to what I'm going to be talking to your team member? Hey, can you be on the call?”

Because then one, they're learning by hearing what I'm saying and if they hear me do the training 25 times, they're going to learn right? But secondly, it shows to this new recruit that the team member is valuing this call, that It's important for them because if the new team member, I'm speaking to them and they're going, “Well, where's my sponsor? Why is he not in this call?” Well, he had more important things to do. They'll go isn't it interesting you know what I mean? So it all changes the energy, it all changes how somebody perceives that call and that training.

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