Category Archives: Sales Management Coaching

Sales performance – average is over

What customers buy, how they buy, and what they are willing to pay for it is changing. This means that how companies train salespeople, how sales managers coach their sales teams, and the role that self-motivation plays in developing salespeople is more important than ever. Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence – a last best hope for sales management coaching

When sales managers spend more time with their sales teams, good things happen. Yet, sales managers often run out of time to coach their sales team. Sales managers in best-in-class companies actively coach their sales teams – and – they leverage trends, like AI, to ensure that their sales managers have the time to coach. Continue reading

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Sales productivity – time to push the more button

3 best practices to help companies improve sales productivity. Continue reading

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Sales culture – put the horse before the cart

4 best practices for creating successful sales cultures: risk is rewarded, helping salespeople learn vs. telling them what to do, encouraging team efforts, and document success. Continue reading

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Sales management coaching training – necessary but not sufficient

Effective sales coaching is necessary, but it’s not all that’s needed for companies to have effective sales coaching initiatives. Continue reading

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Building sales management excellence: 12 questions for getting it right

Front-line sales managers are the pivotal job for building an effective sales team. This blog contains 12 questions to help sales managers build sales management excellence. Continue reading

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Transitioning to sales manager – a rubicon moment

4 best practices to help new sales managers succeed. Continue reading

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Evolution of sales strategy

The need for sales managers to conduct strategy review sessions with their sales reps has moved to center stage. It is not a nice-to-do. Executing a winning sales strategy in major B2B sales is a very skilled undertaking. Most salespeople need help and sales managers need to provide that help. Continue reading

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Sales coaches – and the teaching trap

Sales managers – stop trying to teach and start trying to help your sales team learn something. Sales manager can begin by asking, listening and then telling. Continue reading

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Sales managers and the empty-bucket strategy

Many sales manager/sales rep sessions are more backward rather than forward looking. They are strategy review sessions about what did happen or is happening, as opposed to, strategy sessions about what should happen moving forward. Time is a valuable asset. We would suggest that time spent taking a fresh look for how to win new business is a better investment than rehashing old information about old problems one more time. Continue reading

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