What is Leadership? What is Leadership?Watch this video on YouTube Leadership is one of those things that everyone seems to know what a leader is yet no one can really define it. Here is one definition:”Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members
The 3 deadly sins of hiring salespeople The Situation; “Why don’t I have any success hiring salespeople?” This is one of the most popular questions I get asked. What are the 3 deadly sins of hiring salespeople? In my experience, there are very few rules that work for hiring salespeople that works with other departments.
Link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1iQjFMiLuE Simon Sinek One of the famous speakers on leadership and one of the most popular TED Talk guests discuss the WHY. This particular video is a summary of the longer 20 minutes “Find your Why” video. Simon Sinek is one of the most prolific speakers of our day. The best Ted Talks
I am surprised how often I get a question about accountability. The feeling that you are “babysitting” and not wanting to ‘micro-manage’ your salespeople is bogus! Holding your people accountable for results creates urgency, focus, and positive pressure to perform. Human nature shows us that having a clear picture or vision gives us a more
Are your salespeople engaging buyers before “pitching’ a solution? Are they asking enough questions before recommending?
Selling and Dating, It’s Not That Different Selling and Dating aren’t that different. Selling through communication is key. What does that mean? well, let me ask you this. What would you say to a friend who said he met a great girl and after 2 dates he was going to ask her to marry him.
How often as a sales director, do you get that dreaded feeling from your reps as well as yourself about the weekly sales meeting? Does it go longer then it should? Did you really feel like you got something accomplished or did you just go through the motions? Why is that feeling so common? Here’s
Ever wonder why some salespeople are really good and some just aren’t? There are of course several reasons for that but I will tell you most often if you want to know why the sales team isn’t performing, look at your sales manager!! Unfortunately, we don’t really know how to hire the right sales managers
A mid-size advertising and marketing firm were looking to expand. It truly needed an account executive to go out and call on organizations in the area to try to develop business for the firm. Denise was in charge of interviewing for the new account executive. She went the usual route and put out some ads
Your Best Salesperson is NOT Your Best Sales Manager! The most common question I think I get hands down is “Greta, where do I find a good sales manager?” or “Who on our team do you think would be a good manager?” Best Sales Manager? – Don’t Promote From Within Most of the time, CEOs