Are There Any REAL Leaders Online?

 by Kary Rogney

Now let me come out right up front and say, “Yes, there absolutely are leaders online. They might not be as obvious to find as we think though.”

The challenge is to find them, tap into their greatness, learn from then directly, and then create something lasting and significant for yourself within whatever industry or niche you’re in.

Who are they? What characteristics do they possess? Where can you find one to learn from and get mentoring from? How do you not get led astray by marketing hype and tactics and miss out on the long lasting, truly effective mentors that aren’t so flashy or noticeable online? Is this even possible?

I believe it is possible, but you may have to search carefully to find a leader like that…

In the video below I share what I’ve learned on this topic during the last 18 months online. Many of you will probably relate to my story, and my hope is to reveal a new hidden idea of what Leadership truly means for you…

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Yours in Friendship & Mastery,

PS Thanks for hanging out for a few minutes with me on my blog. I’d really like to hear more about what you feel leadership is, what is looks like for marketers online, and who has helped you along your journey…

I’ll look forward to your comments below and thanks for sharing this post with your social media friends, too!

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  • Posted by Krista Abbott on July 03, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Kary,
    Great post and great message you share here. Leaders are out there…all sorts of leaders. It sometimes takes a little time though to find those leaders that you resonate most with. I’m glad that you have embraced the challenge of leadership and have made yourself available to so many in our community. So, yes Kary Rogney, there are REAL leaders on-line – and I consider you to be one of them my friend! :-)
    .-= Krista Abbott´s last blog ..How To Eliminate Negative Thought Patterns =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 03, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      awe… Krista… Thanks. Leadership is not easy. It eludes so
      many people. I takes work. It’s a valuable skill. The world
      will only improve if more people with the heart to give back
      take power and lead us out of this cycle…
      Let’s do it together,

  • Posted by Alan Eames on July 03, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Kary,

    I liked your video. I had noticed there was a difference between people who are leading by teaching marketing and sales skills and people who are leading by teaching us to find our passion and use that to network and grow. Until your video, I hadn’t really articulated this in my own head, but it’s a useful way to look at it.

    A leader is someone who is showing the way – whether they’re showing the way by a particular skill set or a way or networking or showing us how to find and utilize our passion.

    So far, while checking lots of blogs and websites, I find that I take a little from here and a little from there, finding the pieces that make sense to me and help take me to the next level. There are very few who are attempting to show the whole picture and are able to take anyone, from total newbie to the experienced pro, and move them to the next level. That is a rare bird and may not exist…

    Leadership is a skill that can be learned, but in order to learn it, one has to know that he doesn’t have it. It also requires certainty that one has the correct information and a workable system to utilize to bring about the results that are wanted, which brings us back to goals. Leadership also requires knowing what the target is – what is the goal that the leader intends to bring into existence.

    Thanks for making me think!

    Happy 4th of July (if you’re not in the U.S., then happy July 4th.

    All the best,

    .-= Alan Eames´s last blog ..I Can’t Do That- I’m Scared =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 03, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Alan!
      I like your statement… “but to learn it, one has to know that he doesn’t have it.”
      Would you call that being humble and having humility?

  • Posted by Lisa Molina on July 03, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Your video and blog bring up a lot of thoughts for me.
    One is that leaders are simply people on the path to being the best they can be;
    People who are willing to do everything they can to make a better life for themselves and others. I have been around so called leaders, who invalidate their followers, out of fear they won’t continue to be a leader. I see true leadership as empowering others. It’s a transfer of belief and energy. Leaders are not born, they are made. I feel grateful to be able to work alongside leaders and also, continue to be willing myself to lead in ways the world requires right now. It’s great to know you Kary. Best, Lisa

    Lisa Molina’s latest blog…Star Spangled Banner – Let Your Freedom Ring

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 03, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      Hi Lisa… Somehow I knew you’d have some nuggets of wisdom to share.
      You amaze me, Kary

  • Posted by Wendy MacKay on July 04, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Good points Kary, and I always feel the integrity behind what you have to say. I believe their are many undiscovered leaders, as well as those with track records. Where there is the passion for what you are doing, the deep desire to do what it takes to succeed, and the willingness to be patient, consistent and open to learning, leaders will be developed. I believe it takes time for true leaders, those that go through the process can appreciate the journey their followers take. I see too many claims of millions being made quickly and the story leading up to the income break through is sugar coated. It takes personality qualities, mentorship, training, desire and time to build a sustainable business, and so often the carrot gets dangled as though it can be easy and instantaneous. I do believe anyone can be successful if they find all the ingredients for the recipe, and some are leaders, while others are followers.
    .-= Wendy MacKay´s last blog ..Deliberate Choices =-.

  • Posted by Faith Barnard on July 05, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Kary as always you are so thoughtful and insightful. You demonstrate all the leadership qualities and the first is that everyone who comes in contact with you, knows that you care about them. A strong desire to help others is key to enduring leadership.

    My view of Leadership is the attitude of getting in the trenches. I have always taken the approach if it meant to be it is up to me. From there I discover others on a similar journey and we connect and support each creating something greater than we could alone.

    When the vision and passion are strong a movement is created. Intuition plays a big part in leadership and the ability to dance with others.

    I have found in building network marketing organizations that talent scouting, meeting people where they are, and keeping your vision strong through action and service create a magnetic force that attracts people to you, who want to be apart of the movement you are creating.

    They must know you truly have their best interests at heart and a servant leader attitude.

    The how to of life is easy, it is getting the inside right, your thoughts, beliefs and intentions. Leaders are willing to risk it all and take a leap into the endless potential that is our true natures.

    Just reading Tribes by Seth Godin so perfect timing for the subject of Leadership.

    Have a great camping trip.

    .-= Faith Barnard´s last blog ..Mike Klingler’s Marketing Funnel Mastery Course- the Missing Link in Your Online Marketing =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 05, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      I absolutely agree 100% with your comment.
      That’s why we’re such good friends already.
      Blessings to you,

  • Posted by Oliver Tausend on July 05, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Hi Kary,
    thanks for this exciting video about leadership in MLM Network Marketing. I embrace the idea that leadership in MLM Network Marketing requires a mindset and skills different from that of an internet marketer – when it comes to long-term residual income. That was for me the highlight of your video. Keep the good posts coming !
    Take care
    .-= Oliver Tausend´s last blog ..Oliver Tausend On Social Media II – How I Use Linkedin And YouTube =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 05, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Very good, buddy. Thanks for your thoughts.
      Take care,

  • Posted by Emily Giuffre on July 05, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I concur Kary, and you are definitely one of them! Thank you for always be accessible and helping others!
    .-= Emily Giuffre´s last blog ..How to Turn a Negative Emotion Into Productivity =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 05, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      That is very kind Emily! Thanks!

  • Posted by Michael Feil on July 06, 2010 at 10:03 am


    Great post on leadership! We all need to look deep in ourselves and find that leader within and bring out that quality.
    .-= Michael Feil´s last blog ..Understanding The Unified Tribe Point System =-.

  • Posted by Michael Stead on July 06, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Hey Kary,

    Such an amazing video man and you cover
    some awesome points on leadership. There
    are so many things on leadership that people
    tend to miss and I feel that you have
    covered the essentials in your post here.

    Have a wonderful day my friend :)

    See you at the top,
    Michael Stead
    .-= Michael Stead´s last blog ..How To Take Immediate Control Of Anything In Your Life – Taking 100 Responsibility For Your Life =-.

  • Posted by Val Wilcox on July 06, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Leadership is defined by someone who does share and care about everyone they come into contact with. It’s quite easy to pick out people who have to intention of assisting you in moving forward.

    Very timely post Kary.
    Thanks for being an example of the kind of leadership that should be followed.
    Val :)
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Renew Your Mindset With Faith =-.

  • Posted by chris Bernardo on July 08, 2010 at 4:00 am


    Thanks for writing this post , i find the information that you have shared of great value to the people that i connect with and going to pass this on to my tribe. I look forward to reading more from you.

    .-= chris Bernardo´s last blog ..I Am Grateful That I Have Louise Zubrod In My Life =-.

  • Posted by Antonio Licchelli on July 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Kary

    There is a growing trend online to focus so much on pure marketing.

    But marketing without substance becomes nothing more than hype.

    We need more people who have substance to back the marketing.
    They are the ones who will succeed longterm.

    Thanks for another great post Kary
    .-= Antonio Licchelli´s last blog ..Slave Camps Do Exist Probably In Your Town- =-.

  • Posted by Justin Glover on July 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Being accessible is one of the biggest things for me. Personal mentorship has such a high percieved value because its “personal”. If your leader / mentor is not accessible at least in some form then you are better off watching pre recorded videos. There has to be some sort of interaction within every empowering relationship.

    Great video Kary.

    .-= Justin Glover´s last blog ..Article The Importance Of Driving Traffic =-.

  • Posted by Danielle Zack on July 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Hey Kary!
    Great Video! Finding leaders that you resonate with is so important. When we can find those key people that we like, we can learn so much from them and even build incredible relationships just like you did. Recently, I have been working a lot with Justin Glover. He’s an awesome teacher and he does everything he can to help his students reach their goals. When we can find people like him, it makes all the difference in our businesses.

    Thanks Kary!
    .-= Danielle Zack´s last blog ..Do You Want to Win the Race =-.

  • Posted by Nat on July 31, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Hey Kary, great video. You have such a ‘real’ camera presence, a pleasure to watch. You have definitely cemented yourself as a great leader in this industry, it’s great to learn from you and your ideas!
    .-= Nat´s last blog ..Warren Buffet – Ultimate Entrepreneur “Old Skool Style” =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 31, 2010 at 6:45 am

      You’re very kind. Thanks for coming by…

  • Posted by Nat on July 31, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Oh and I should have mentioned I totally agree with what you are saying about the difference between leaders in the online world. I aspire to be one that is always accessible and has a great balance between my own business/ventures and my clients!
    .-= Nat´s last blog ..Warren Buffet – Ultimate Entrepreneur “Old Skool Style” =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 31, 2010 at 6:45 am

      Great to hear, Nat! Looks like you’re on your way!

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