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Sales management – the power of culture

Sales teams would be even more successful if greater emphasis were directed towards putting in place a culture that supports individual excellence. Continue reading

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Sales management – balancing micromanaging and abandoning

Sales managers must find the right balance between micromanaging and abandoning their sales teams. This blog contains 4 best practices. Continue reading

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6 tips to help sales managers take over a new sales team

Front-line sales managers are the pivotal job for building and sustaining sales success. How can new sales managers get a good start when taking over a new sales team? This infographic shares 6 tips.
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Successful sales managers – question success more than failure

Learning how to replicate sales success surely must be as important as learning how to correct sales failure – plus the former may reduce the need for the latter. Continue reading

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Coaching sales strategy – 4 tips for sales managers

Ask sales managers and salespeople what makes them successful. The answer we hear most often is: The best salespeople sell strategically and the best coaches help them learn how to do it.  Sales managers can’t help salespeople become more talented, … Continue reading

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Getting sales coaching right – a picture is worth 1000 words

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Motivating salespeople – lessons from West Point

Motivating salespeople – there are many lessons to learn from West Point cadets. Continue reading

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Developing sales talent – don’t forget your superstars

If sales management doesn’t invest in their top sales performers they are going to leave either now or later – the associated short and long term costs are staggering – the preventive actions are known and the cost of doing something is a rounding error compared to the costs of doing nothing. Continue reading

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Sales management: Step 1 – Stop annoying your sales team

5 tips sales managers can use to stop annoying their sales teams. Continue reading

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Sales leadership in 140 characters – thoughts on leadership from Biz Stone

When companies go through transformational shifts they change what the buy, how they buy and what they are willing pay for it. Sales leadership needs to the respond to the new realities. In times of rapid change, sales leaders cannot immobilize their sales teams because they don’t have all the information to remove all doubts before making a decision. Sales leaders must remember their sales teams are looking towards them to lead – to clearly communicate a strategic direction so they can translate that direction into action at the account level. Continue reading

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