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Friday, July 31, 2020
A few years ago, my CEO asked for my opinion on how a new prospecting workshop was going. My team delivers consistent reporting for senior leadership, but I suspected that because I was new...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
The gong sounds, and the crowd goes wild! Standing ovations, pats on the back, your hype song playing in the background while a human tunnel leads you to post your coveted new logo on the “...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The coronavirus has forced millions of people to work remotely. When it was first announced, you likely experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. Among them was uncertainty over how you’d...
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
When hiring new salespeople, organizations can expect to spend weeks, or even months, getting them up to full productivity. That represents a huge cost—every week longer than necessary to...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
The work world has shifted from regular offices to working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For sales organizations, this means moving everything to virtual, including training.Ten...
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
ATD released its new Talent Development Capability Model earlier this year. It focuses on what talent development professionals need to know and do to be successful in the current...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Raise your hand if you have ever had to onboard a new sales employee during a global health crisis. This is likely a new challenge for you and there’s good news: You’re not alone. As we...
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Monday, March 16, 2020
When we’re coaching sales managers, we often get questions about weekly sales meetings: If you have a weekly meeting with your sales team, what is regularly on the agenda? What is useful to...
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Monday, March 9, 2020
Modern buyers are empowered. They’re less loyal. They don’t see the value of meeting with sellers until it’s time to negotiate price. As a result, products are unfairly commoditized and...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
The corporate training industry is big business. So why doesn’t it always, or even most of the time, produce a return on investment for the companies that pay for it?That’s a secret only a...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
When my friend Lonnie took on his first sales role, he was unsuccessful and couldn’t understand why. So, he made a point to observe his teammates interacting with clients as they closed...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
The success of sales heavily depends on the investments, programs, and activities afforded to them. Too often reps are onboarded through HR while a separate team conducts training and...
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Friday, December 13, 2019
Recently, I sat down with the leadership team of an OEM manufacturing company. The company was looking for answers as to why its revenue and profits had declined over the last two quarters....
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Monday, November 25, 2019
If you’re in the technology industry, you know the mission-critical role your customer-facing technical professionals play in the overall success of your sales efforts. Well-educated and...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
It was spring break, sunny and warm. I had thoughts of the ocean on my mind as I cruised down I-95 to Florida. I was looking forward to a week off with nothing to do except sit on the beach...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
When preparing to build a highly effective sales force, much emphasis is placed on putting the right people into the right roles. Role fit—the important dynamic between an individual’s...
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
The plethora of sales enablement tools on the market today may make you think you’re behind regarding onboarding, ongoing training, and certifications. But, from our perspective, these are...
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Monday, July 22, 2019
Onboarding can often make or break a new sales hire’s time at the company. Research shows that a negative onboarding experience is correlated with lower rep productivity and retention. In...
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The great generational shift is well underway. If it’s not yet affected your sales force, with Baby Boomers reaching retirement age at a rate of seven per minute, it likely will soon. What...
TD Magazine
Monday, July 1, 2019
Perseverance is good—up to a point. Every so often, a concept from the academic world holds value for those of us in the corporate world and becomes a popular rallying cry for leaders...
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