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Adjusting to the New Normal

The pandemic crisis has caused businesses to completely change how they operate. With strict social distancing guidelines, many companies were forced to go remote. COVID-19 has created a “new normal” that all businesses must become accustomed to in order to continue being successful. With the uncertainty of when the pandemic will end, companies need to…

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The Business Process Outsourcing Trend: How BPO Benefits Businesses of All Sizes

In business process outsourcing, or BPO, subcontractors perform essential business operations in lieu of using internal staff. While many businesses have used external service providers, including freelancers, independent contractors and large-scale third-party enterprises at some point, the use of BPO has continued to expand. I expect this trend to escalate year-over-year as businesses of all sizes…

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Prepared to Lead Your Sales Team This Year? Here’s How to Make Sure!

If you want to know how to be a successful sales manager, you might first think about your experience and track record in sales. After all, if you’ve succeeded in sales, you’re all set to succeed leading your sales team, right? Well, it’s probably not that simple. Why Sales Team Leadership Matters Why is sales…

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Managing Virtual Selling in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many companies to move wholly or partially to work remotely to reduce the virus’s spread. With the uncertainty of when the world will return to some form of “normalcy,” sales organizations need to be prepared to navigate 2021 with the notion that most of their sales may still need to…

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.…

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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…

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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…