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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Orchestrating Leadership

How to Optimize Performance with Sales Enablement

Last week, we talked about the seven elements of sales enablement and their interdependence for creating a far more effective strategy than sales training alone. This week, we will explore – how you can optimize your organization’s performance with Sales Enablement. To do so, we must establish that Sales Enablement is more than a strategy, it’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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Value Killers - Misalignment in Sales and Marketing

Beware the Big Bad Wolf – Misalignment is Killing Your Value

When Little Red Riding Hood arrived at her grandmother’s house – dinner basket in hand – she found the big bad wolf, dressed in a bonnet, a nightdress, and fuzzy slippers – with plans to make Little Red Riding Hood the dinner. Too often, Sales and Marketing find themselves in this exact situation misaligned – […]

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Leveraging Technology to Drive Coaching

How AI Can Reduce Unconscious Bias, So Organizations Can Thrive

Artificial intelligence has the power to reduce unconscious bias out of the performance management process; providing accurate insights into team members’ capabilities so that managers can customize coaching that elevates team performance. “Unconscious bias – judgments and behaviors toward others that we’re not aware of – is everywhere in our lives,” says an article in […]

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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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Unleash the power of data storytelling

Leveraging Human Connectivity to Gain Commitment

Last time, we got into why, as humans, we are attracted to great stories— which if you recall— involves a lot of biology! This time, we’ll discuss how to properly, effectively, relay, and relate data driven stories that will get reps closer to close. We should begin by stating that data without context, only tells […]

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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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