Every four years the calendar provides the gift of an extra day. Call it Leap Day. But what if every day had the potential to feel like a gift? It can. Any day in any year can be a gift like Leap Day if it means you are taking a leap of faith by putting yourself on the path toward a brighter future. For many seasoned sales executives and sales leaders, that path leads to sales management consulting. And their leap of faith is really just a transition to their next chapter of professional fulfillment.
Sales leadership training is clearly important to effective sales leadership; but is it just as important to earn sales leadership training certification? Are there real benefits (and real return on investment) from sales leadership certification programs? And are there risks associated with neglecting sales leadership accreditation? From my perspective, the answers are yes, yes, and yes! Read on to see why – and to learn what you should demand from a sales leadership certification program:
When sales start to fall from expectations, don’t hire a new team. Use these strategies to help get your numbers back on track and exceed sales goals.
After many years of success as a sales leader or sales management executive, it’s natural to ask yourself: “What’s next?” Or, “Where do I go from here?” Or, “Where do I see myself this year, next year, in five years or ten?” If your 20/20 vision for this decade (and beyond) is to stay put and stay the course professionally, stop reading; this article won’t help you. But if you can see yourself considering new paths, discovering new possibilities, and making a satisfying professional change, read on. You might find new focus for a more fulfilling future.
I’ve been blessed in so many ways. Great family. Wonderful friends. A strong and supportive team of business associates. Strong faith. And thanks to these blessings, I’ve had some amazing adventures and achieved more than I ever dreamed. I say all of this not to be boastful, but to remind myself – and perhaps inspire you – to continue to make a difference. To live a life of meaning and purpose. To be able – as you sit on that porch in your rocking chair and look back at your life – to have no regrets.
For me, that means living life with a meaningful vision, a sense of mission, a positive attitude, and finally, gratitude. Here’s what I mean:
Sales team motivation is really the art and science of inspirational leadership in action. If you want to be a great leader, you must motivate others to do more, achieve more and be more. Best of all, people crave this kind of leadership, motivation and inspiration.
Have you considered outsourcing your sales function, in particular your sales management? If you’ve wondered about the benefits of outsourcing sales operations and how outsourced sales management works, read on. You might discover that sales outsourcing can take your business to new levels of success.
Prolific management guru Peter Drucker once stated that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” Easier said than done, perhaps. But one way to predictably create a more purposeful future is by applying the hard-earned lessons that have shaped your experience, your expertise and your wisdom. Taken together, these are the talents and capabilities you leverage every day. They are your gifts. And they are valuable not just for your continuing success today, but for tomorrow’s accomplishments and professional fulfillment as well. So, what’s the problem?
A recent article in USA Today described advancement challenges many Millennial and Generation Z workers face as Baby Boomers choose to stay longer in corporate management and leadership roles. According to a USA TODAY/LinkedIn survey of 1,019 working professionals, more than 40% of respondents in each age group (Gen Z workers are 18 to 23 years…
It seems simple: Effective leaders lead effectively. For the sales leader, that typically demands getting top performance and superior results from sales team members. While leadership style matters — according to Daniel Goleman, a manager’s leadership style can be responsible for up to 30% of a company’s profitability — common traps often undermine sales success.