The Manager Every Salesperson Deserves But Rarely Gets

Today’s dynamic, hyper-connected world has radically changed the way sellers sell. These changes have brought new urgency to skill development.   Why then, do most sales managers spend less than 10% of their time coaching and giving feedback to their sellers? On their own, most sellers aren’t going to develop all the skills they need. […]

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How to Know If Your Team Is Producing The Intended Results

A sales leader must do more than just provide their team with the tools and resources they need to sell well. A sales leader must also ensure their team’s efforts are producing the intended results. Tracking a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is a good way to do this but how do you know […]

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Undoubtedly The Best Managers Are Good Coaches.

It’s not uncommon to hear about the importance of good managers in the workplace. Google – being the innovator it is, wanted to prove that manager quality does not impact business performance.    Enter “Project Oxygen.” Google’s People Innovation Lab analyzed how past performance appraisals, employee surveys, and interviews impacted performance.   The result? Google’s […]

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What Organizations Fail to Consider About Sales Enablement

Most businesses know the importance of having a strong sales organization. Despite this, many companies struggle to make the connection between enabling their sales team to perform at a high level. Creating a sales enablement organization can feel like a daunting task because businesses struggle to define it, making implementing equally challenging. Here is what […]

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How to Effectively Invest in a Sales Enablement Ecosystem

Research shows that sales enablement works. More than 75% of companies using sales enablement tools reported that their sales increased over the past 12 months, with nearly 40% seeing a growth of more than 25%.  Not only that, but 29% of companies that surpassed revenue targets and 72% that exceeded them by 25% or more – have actively implemented […]

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Is Your Sales Enablement Strategy Built with Hay, Sticks, or Bricks?

Too often, sales enablement is loosely defined as sales training. That definition is a recipe for disaster. Many organizations invest in training and believe they have adequately invested in sales enablement. In contrast, other organizations invest in blended learning – both in-person and virtual – and think they have gone above and beyond to set […]

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Coaching starts here...

People-centric Coaching with Machine Learning

Sales coaching can leave an indelible impact on an employee, organization, or culture. And organizations looking to create high performing sales teams are, year over year, turning to sales coaching to create a competitive advantage.    In fact, 67% of companies who’ve had a formal sales coaching program in place for three years or more […]

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Data Storytelling

When Data and Stories Collide: Leveraging Human Connectivity to Close

Sales professionals throughout history have leveraged their power to persuade as the determinant in the close of just about every deal. I mean, unless a product or service is legitimately one of a kind, the difference between one company and another who are offering some variation of, or maybe even the exact same version of […]

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Traditional Sales Training Sucks - Here are Three Reasons Why

Three Reasons Why Traditional Sales Training Fails?

Traditional sales training can suck! That’s right, we’ve said it. Your new hires sitting in training right now are probably thinking it, your tenured sellers have written it in stone, and the national sales meeting committee is probably drinking because of it. If you decide not to read any further than this, we bet you […]

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5 Signs You Need to Invest in a Sales Enablement Strategy

You’ve heard us talk about sales enablement and why it’s important. There are many statistics to support our philosophy, but how do you know if you need it? What are the standout moments that make you realize it is time to invest in a sales enablement strategy? Sign #1: Customers are asking for more information […]

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