The Work From Home Stigma is Changing

Why the Remote Work Revolution Should Squash the Stigma Surrounding ‘Part-Time’ Leaders

Before the pandemic, it would have been difficult to imagine that some companies would completely shift from in-office setups to remote work in a matter of months. Few people would have believed entire industries would be able to move online or that businesses could so quickly pivot their operational models to work in a remote, quarantined world.…

Woman Sales VP Thinking About the Future

A New Beginning After All These Years?

It’s only natural from time to time to reflect on where you’ve been and what you’ve accomplished. If you’re a seasoned sales executive with a long career already behind you and a solid track record of success, you’ve probably got much to be proud of – and thankful for. In fact, maybe you’ve already accomplished…

Stressed Sales Leader

Feeling Out of Control? Take Charge of Your Next Career Act.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control…” Does anything good ever come from an opening line like that? Not usually, I’ll admit, but it is possible. For instance, when hard times hit – for whatever reason – and the economy suffers, your livelihood might be on shaky ground. In the moment, that can certainly seem like…

Happy Sales Leader Leading a Meeting

Give Yourself the Gift of Making a Difference

It’s been said many times that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. But what if you could do both? At the same time? With the same act? That would be a win-win situation, wouldn’t it? A double blessing! And what if your act of giving (and receiving) can truly make a difference for…

Sales Leadership Consultant Leading a Sales Meeting

Turning Thanks into Giving: How an Attitude of Gratitude Creates Career Altitude

Regardless of the time of year, it’s always good to focus on positives and reflect on your blessings. If you’re like me and have enjoyed a long career in sales leadership, you’ve got much to be thankful for. But even if you are at a point in your professional life where you are beginning to…

Career Crossroads

Turn, Turn, Turn: Making the Pivot to a New Season in Your Professional Life

Just as there are seasons in each year, there are also seasons in a person’s life. Spring might relate to infancy and growth, for example. Active youth and the nurturing of experience can be associated with summer. Maturity and influence bring color to the autumn of a person’s life, while winter is often a time…

Crisis Sales Management

For Businesses in Crisis, Fractional Sales Leadership Can Make a Difference

A crisis can take many forms for a small to mid-sized business, but it is normally an economic crisis that threatens not only the business’s success, but its very survival. And when an economic crisis occurs quickly and without forecast – such as when the COVID-19 pandemic struck – business owners are left reeling. They…

Woman Sales Leader Forming a Plan

The Success Formula for Your Next Chapter as a Sales Leadership Professional

Wouldn’t it have been nice if you could have had a success formula to guide you throughout your sales career? One that would have helped you make all the right moves and avoid the inevitable pitfalls and missteps? Maybe, but then again, those pitfalls and missteps were probably essential to your professional development as a…

IndyCar Racing on Track

How Your Sales Leadership Track Record Can Help You Set New Track Records as a Consultant

How Your Sales Leadership Track Record Can Help You Set New Track Records as a Consultant
If you’ve ever followed qualifications for the Indianapolis 500, you know that IndyCar drivers try not only to “make the race” but also to “set the pace” and win the pole position for race day. You know that they typically make dozens of practice runs in the days and weeks leading up to qualifications, taking lap times and making small adjustments, fine-tuning their machine in search of excellence and that all-important goal: being the best when it counts – during qualifications and during the race.
And, if you’ve followed the history of qualifications for the Indy 500, you probably know about legendary broadcaster and Indianapolis Motor Speedway track announcer Tom Carnegie. In his six decades as the “Voice of the Speedway,” Carnegie became famous for two signature phrases: “Heeeeee’s on it!” and “It’s a new track record!” What do these phrases have to do with sales leadership consulting? Read on: