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The Myth and Misfortunes of Heroic Leadership

As I write this article, Americans are basking in the glow of a spectacular Super Bowl. The glow will be short-lived, however, with the Iowa caucuses a few hours away, an impeachment vote next on the agenda, and the coronavirus spreading throughout the world. Nevertheless, we were treated on Sunday to a brilliant performance by […]

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Three Private Practices for a Very Public Life

I live a public life. You probably do too. My work consists of meeting after meeting where I’m called on to coach and counsel, speak and facilitate, discuss and collaborate. Sometimes in person, sometimes online, many in multiple time zones. More often than not, these meetings take place back to back in rapid succession, most […]

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A Template for Every Sales Team Meeting

Let me brutally honest with you. Salespeople hate going to meetings. There, I’ve said it. Here’s why. First, salespeople are action-oriented. They don’t like sitting in meetings. It’s not in their DNA. For most of your sellers, school was a painful experience for this very reason, and your sales team meetings remind them of being […]

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Should You Be a Sales Manager? Five Key Questions

It makes perfect sense. You’re good at sales. Perhaps, even, one of the best on your team. So, you should be a sales manager. The role comes with more money, greater visibility within the organization, increased power and prestige. What could possibly go wrong? Before I answer that question, let me explain the logic of […]

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Six Essentials for Virtual Team Meetings

Every leader I know conducts some, or even most, of their team meetings online in a virtual environment. This is an inescapable reality in today’s business world. Not being live, in-person with your people, however, poses unique challenges for meeting effectiveness and leadership success in them. Here are six essentials for overcoming these challenges: Invest […]

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Six Secrets to a Successful Skip Level Meeting

It’s great being a senior sales leader. There’s greater visibility within the organization and greater say in overall strategy. And, of course, there’s increased salary and status. That’s pretty great, too. But there’s one thing that’s not so great. You’re removed from the frontline, sometimes by as much as two to three levels. In fact, […]

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