The New Kids on the Direct Selling Block Garrett Hughes,  Content & Community Manager, Hyperwallet   Is direct selling only for old people? Maybe ‘old people’ is an overstatement, but you know what I mean. It’s a label that we see a lot in this industry: direct selling is reserved for middle-aged people hoping to…

Key Takeaways from DSA Fall Conference 2017 Michel Bayan, DirecTech Labs and Brett Duncan, Strategic Choice Partners This year’s DSA Fall Conference combined regulatory marketing, communications and technology driven content. It was an immersive program of inspired speakers, thought-provoking sessions and provocative questions with global peers plus a keynote from the new FTC chairwoman. Michel Bayan and…

Visionary business leader and President and CEO of Princess House, Connie Tang joins The SourceDS podcast to discuss her leadership style and diversity as a crucial dimension for productivity, innovation and growth opportunities. Under her direction, Princess House underwent a brand refresh focused on the understanding that diversity and inclusion are not a “nice to have”, they…

Michel Bayan,  Co-Founder & CEO of DirecTech Labs. Recapping a central theme of this year’s WFDSA World Congress. Different experiences for different segments of people that interact with our companies.  

Innovation is the lynchpin to success in an era dominated by exponential growth and transformational change. You know that. For some reason, many of your employees seem to know it even better. This raises the question: Is it an issue if your employees are more innovative than you are? And, what happens if there is…

BY DANIEL BURRUS An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes? Yes, but it pays to do your homework in…

Michel Bayan,  Co-Founder & CEO of DirecTech Labs. After hearing about too many Facebook pages that will outright ban a direct seller simply for mentioning their products or opportunity, I thought this practice should be brought to light. We can do better, but we’ve got to face these problems and learn from them rather than…

By: DANIEL BURRUS Leaders who want to see their organizations leap far ahead of their competition are usually deeply involved in any number of employee activities and programs. That’s understandable, but a high level of involvement can often become counterproductive. However tempting it can be to have a finger in as many pies as possible, leaders…

Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a key question: Is what got us to where we are today helping us to move forward, or holding us back? We’re thinking and acting as usual, but something is misfiring.   You may be dealing with what I refer to as “legacy thinking.” And, left unchecked,…