Ready to Step Onto the Sales Scale?

Imagine kicking off a weight loss program if you had never in your life stepped on a scale. How would you measure your weight loss success? How would you stay motivated on tough days without seeing the progress you had made so far? Of course you wouldn’t try to lose weight without even knowing if, or how much weight you have to lose in the first place. That would be ridiculous.

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Does Your Sales Team Have a Modesty Problem?

When you think about the one character trait that differentiates the most successful salespeople from all the rest what do you imagine? Charm? Intelligence? A highly competitive nature?

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To Fire or Not to Fire? How a Virtual Termination Oracle Can Help

Ever fired someone? It’s a hell of a lot harder than it seems. And oddly, with more experience leading people, making that decision becomes even more difficult. At least for me it has.  At this stage in my career I better understand the overall impact to all involved than the first time I let someone go.

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How to Deal With the "Trump Effect" in Sales Hiring

There was a time when it was understood that in order to be considered for a job, you had to have direct experience. That all changed November 8th when Donald Trump was elected.

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Improving Sales Performance of the 60% Just Got Easier...

You can always count on your top 10-20% of sales reps to deliver, and your bottom 20% to disappoint. The real risk - and reward - lies in the 60% of your sales reps that fall somewhere between the heroes and the hopeless of your sales team.

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Do Smarter People Sell Better? The Answer May Surprise You...

While there is no doubt that intelligent people have an easier time processing and retaining information- does that really make them a “smarter” choice than a candidate who is their intellectual junior? Not necessarily.

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Know This? Then You Know If They Will Make Quota

Would you lend a total stranger $114,000 based solely on a few brief meetings and chats with connections of their choosing? Of course not. However, if you are in sales management- you have probably done just that.

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Is Your Sales Coaching to Blame- Or Is It Really The Rep?

When you pour your time and energy into a rep and their mediocre level of sales performance won’t budge- do negative thoughts about your own ability to sales coach effectively creep in? Those negative thoughts might have a valid point- or they may need to be banished from your mind.

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How to Leave the Perfect Sales Voicemail

Voicemail is vexing. What should you say? Are they purposefully ignoring you? Do they even check it anyway? Here are 6 tips to leaving voicemails that your customers will return:

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3 Biggest Takeaways From IBM's 100+ Years of Sales Leadership

Few companies have had the long success story of IBM. And there’s a reason for that. You may think of IBM as a technology company, and that’s not wrong. However what is key to their 100+ years of success is the company’s approach to sales training, incentives and focus on the sales organization as an integral part of the organization as a whole.

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