Confident Sales Leader in Team Meeting

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…

Businessman Traveling for Work

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…

Sales rep shaking hands, accepting a sales manager position

Risky Business: Why a Great Sales Rep Might Not Be a Great Sales Manager

When your organization needs to fill a sales leadership role such as the sales manager position, it’s tempting to look first to your current sales team members. After all, promoting your top sales rep would send a great message to your sales organization, right? Work hard and become a consistent top producer and you —…

Sales Team Meeting

Inbound vs. Outbound Sales: Knowing the Difference Will Greatly Improve Your Success!

Differentiating between inbound sales and outbound sales is integral for coaching a sales team to perform to its highest potential. So why do most salespeople want to automatically pitch their products or services to a sales prospect on the first call? While studies have shown that more than 50% of inbound prospects welcome a demonstration…

Sales Process Meeting

From Pipeline to Bottom Line: How to Boost Your Sales Team Effectiveness

It might seem the only necessary indicator of sales success is the bottom line. If your sales team is contributing to healthy profits, it’s all good, right? Well, not necessarily. The sales process has many stages – from building the pipeline, to nurturing prospects, to closing deals and managing customer relationships. Along the way, there…