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No Matter the Crisis, Success Calls for Positive Thinking and Confident Leadership

Let’s face it, in the face of a pandemic (or any crisis, for that matter), it’s tough to keep your eyes on the proverbial prize and model the optimism needed to sustain forward drive. But whatever your goal – big stakes or small – and no matter the challenges and obstacles in your path, success…

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Dreading the Excessive Travel of “Business as Usual?” Here’s an Alternative

Working from home during the Pandemic, you probably developed a radically different “new normal.” Perhaps you’ve had time to reflect, to enjoy family time, to rediscover hobbies and interests and passions. Maybe you even got a taste of how you would spend your time in semi-retirement. And yet … you’re not ready to retire, are…

Sales Goals Meeting

How to Achieve Your Business Goals with Individual Salesperson Goals

  If you want to know how to achieve your business goals by strengthening your sales team performance, it pays to understand the importance of individual salesperson goals. Simply put, properly established individual salesperson goals can and should make it easier for the entire sales team to attain overall measures of sales success. Unfortunately, without…

Sales Leadership Meeting

How Fractional Leadership Helps Businesses Pivot to a New Normal

A crisis can change everything. Whether it’s a broad-based economic collapse or a pandemic or even a competitor’s new disruptive technology that dramatically shifts your market landscape, the aftermath of a crisis usually brings a “new normal.” Facing this reality means adopting new thinking, implementing new approaches, and perhaps even tightening budgets and reducing staff…

Sales Team Evaluation

Next-Level Sales Success: Why You Absolutely MUST Assess and Evaluate Your Sales Team Regularly

When thinking about how to gauge sales rep performance and sales team success, the first thing that comes to mind might be measuring results for meeting quotas, hitting sales and revenue targets, improving conversion percentages, etc. Certainly, performance metrics are important. They provide baselines, benchmarks, and key data for process improvement. Unfortunately, most sales organizations…

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Five Reasons NOT to Become a Sales Leadership Consultant

Sales executives who have spent long careers achieving success in the corporate world often reach the point where they ask the question, “What’s next?” As they explore options and consider their “second acts,” these sales leaders often take a closer look at the many benefits of becoming a sales leadership consultant. We’ve shared many times…

Businessman Showcasing Gig Economy

What’s the GIG Idea? What You Need to Know About the Gig Economy

Maybe you’ve heard the term “gig economy” for a while now. Maybe you have a general understanding of what it means. Maybe you even sense the seismic shift it is forcing in the world’s business landscape. But what could it mean for you – and for your professional future? Let’s take a closer look and…

Sales Team Sales Process Meeting

Answer Your Customer’s Three Whys to Ensure Your Sales Process is Perfectly Aligned

In every sale – no matter the product, service, market, or vertical – the customer needs to answer three important questions. Why do anything? Why you? Why now? Understanding your customer’s “Three Whys” will help you design a sales process that is in perfect alignment with the way your customer wants to buy. Why do…