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Getting sales rep onboarding right – it matters more than ever

A world-class sales team is more important than ever … but building one is more difficult than ever because of the increased complexity of the
 sales environment. An effective onboarding process is part of the answer but historically and presently the onboarding process has not been a priority at the leadership level and, adding to the mix, the folks being hired and promoted are bringing a new and very different set of expectations and preferences. 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 training: it isn’t about – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Sales training will never develop a better track record unless we do a better job determining the strategic reason why we are doing the training in the first place. Continue reading

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Sales training myopia of tech start-ups

Tech start ups must consider sales training when launching their new product. Key to success, beyond early adopters, is not only the product itself – but the skill of the sales team to sell the new product. Continue reading

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The Etch a Sketch Sales Force

As sales teams reinvent themselves, sales training needs to move to center stage. Continue reading

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Sales training – too important to be owned exclusively by training

The more cooperation that exists between sales training and the Sales business unit, the more likely the sales training will have an impact on business results. Continue reading

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Bridging the abyss – From sales rep to sales manager

7 best practices to help sales reps transition to sales management. Continue reading

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Online sales training – it’s time for a second look

Recent years have seen tremendous disruption in how customers buy. And if buyers change how they buy – salespeople need to change how they sell. Customers need fresh ideas and creative insights for addressing a set of needs and opportunities that are … 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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Sales managers and the story of the “super salesperson syndrome”

Sales managers are the pivotal job for developing a superior sales force. Sales managers must provide their sales teams the sales coaching and leadership required for success – and avoid the “super salesperson syndrome” trap. Continue reading

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