Nearly every sales organization – successful ones, anyway – know the importance of having a sales plan, but should your standard sales plan change in times of crisis? Almost certainly. Especially for crises that could last for an extended period, your sales organization should be able to quickly and seamlessly pivot to a flexible and effective Crisis Sales Plan. Here’s an action plan to help you implement a new sales plan in times of crisis:
Early this year, I attended a networking event in Maine with a panel of six top CEOs from the Portland area. The focus of the panel was “60 Ideas in 60 Minutes.” This was a fascinating group that provided anecdotes on what made their businesses so successful and identified the key drivers to their success. This group made me think about several of my favorite quotes such as: “Be open to the different and do not let fear hold you back,” “When it comes to people, slow is fast and fast is slow,” and “Culture is paramount.”
If you’ve struggled with improving sales in your business, maybe you’ve considered hiring an experienced sales leadership consultant. If so, you probably have important questions: just what IS a sales leadership consultant? What does a sales leadership consultant do? Why you should hire a sales leadership consultant? And finally, once you decide a sales leadership consultant can help you achieve your sales and revenue growth goals, how can you find the right fit for your organization? Let’s answer these important questions one by one.