Articles: Sales Leadership

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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The Five Biggest Sales Hiring Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

The most repeated question I’m asked everywhere I travel in my sales consulting practice is this: How do we hire good salespeople? With unemployment at historic lows and generational transitions sweeping through the workforce—Baby Boomers retiring from jobs with no one to fill their place—sales hiring has become a critical business priority. The “war for […]

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Four Fatal Sales Coaching Flaws

The sales role, unlike any other business profession, is critically dependent on sales coaching. Successful selling today, much like playing a round of golf, has dozens of intersecting challenges that make it difficult to do well. That’s why the best golfers, and the best sellers, have great coaches who help them get to the top […]

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The One Question NEVER to Ask in Sales 

It’s the one question never to ask in sales. Not that it’s a bad question. In its day I’m sure it was quite serviceable. Perhaps, even, insightful. But not any more.  Ask this question and you’ll get rolled eyes and blank stares. You’ll look like every other sales leach prowling the planet, and you won’t […]

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