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Sales Coaching: Lessons from the Mets’ Psychologist

Sales coaching lessons from the NY Mets – starting with slow down. Continue reading

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Sales coaching: enough talk – it’s time to get serious

A superior sales team is more important than ever and it is more difficult to achieve. Yet, how does a company effectively, efficiently, and affordably develop and sustain a high performance sales team? Over the years we have written a lot about one obvious initiative that companies must get right as starters – sales coaching. Continue reading

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Getting sales coaching right – don’t do too little, too late

A company cannot sustain a competitive advantage today by product and service alone; a superior sales team is required and the notion that a superior sales team can be maintained year after year without great sales managers doing a great job sales coaching is not a viable proposition. Continue reading

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Sales coaching – too bad it doesn’t happen more often

Trigger Events are important because if you initiate a targeted coaching effort to making them successful, the importance of the Trigger Event will provide the focus and commitment necessary to make sure the sales coaching happens. All Trigger Events represent some type of strategic shift so the sales team will indeed need to adjust and adapt their selling skills to the new reality. So sales coaching is clearly needed and warranted. Continue reading

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Improving sales coaching – what do you do when you’ve done everything?

Why sales coaching fails – the selling vs. telling trap. Continue reading

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Getting sales coaching right – a picture is worth 1000 words

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Sales coaching – it’s a game of beat the clock – An STC Classic

Sales managers are no different than anyone else in the organization – they don’t have enough time to do all the things they need to do.

This time issue is particularly telling when it comes to front-line sales managers. There is little doubt that front-line managers are the pivotal job for sales success and that coaching is one of their critical contributions.

Yet when it comes to the beat the clock game, sales coaching is usually one of the early losers. Although it is possible to imagine that more time will be added to clock for coaching if top management makes the necessary leadership commitments, the most likely scenario is the time you got is the time you have.
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Sales coaching – an emerging challenge

Companies are changing what they buy, how they buy and what they are will to pay for it. Salespeople must be trained to eet this new challenge. Sales training is one part of the answer – sales coaching by front-line sales managers is the another piece. Continue reading

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Sales coaching above and beyond the sales comfort zone

Few markets where top sales performance can be achieved simply by selling to the same people, in the same way, with the same message as yesteryear. How we help people skillfully move beyond their comfort zone problem is a must-do for sales managers. Continue reading

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Sales coaching – jump start by leveraging trigger events

An effective way to improve sales coaching is to link it to an event or initiative that has significant organization investment and commitment rather than simply relaying on the inherent merits of sales coaching. Continue reading

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