The most common question I think I get hands down is “Greta, where do I find a good sales manager, or who on our team do you think would be a good manager?” Most of the time, they take their best salesperson and promote him or they take somebody who has been in the field
I am surprised how often I get a question about accountability. The feeling that you are “babysitting” and not wanting to ‘micro-manage’ your salespeople is bogus! Holding your people accountable for results creates urgency, focus, and positive pressure to perform. Human nature shows us that having a clear picture or vision gives us a more
What would you say to a friend who said he met a great girl and after 2 dates he was going to ask her to marry him. Though I don’t actually know your answer I am guessing most of you reading this would say, “are you crazy?” you don’t know enough about her, you think
Are your salespeople engaging buyers before “pitching’ a solution? Are they asking enough questions before recommending?
How often as a sales director, do you get that dreaded feeling from your reps as well as yourself about the weekly sales meeting? Does it go longer then it should? Did you really feel like you got something accomplished or did you just go through the motions? Why is that feeling so common? Here’s
Being a leader is different from what most of us think it is. Most leaders are actually managers in disguise. Sarah was excited to be promoted to sales director. After all, she has been in sales for almost eight years and has always been at the top of the leader board. She knows she will
You have a salesperson that everyone loves! The clients, the prospects even your staff. Great right? Well yes except for the fact that they can’t actually close business. How can this be? Often times, sales people are in sales because someone along the way told them, “you’re such a ‘people-person’ you should be in
Sales candidates are exceedingly hard to find. Even the best salespeople are finding a needle in a hay stack, aren’t they? No but it seems we believe so. I am currently working with a well-established organization and the following questions arose – as they do fairly regularly: How can I avoid making expensive hiring mistakes?
Whenever I go anywhere – a lunch, a networking event, a fundraiser people are constantly giving me business cards, sometimes often before they say ”hello”. We put so much emphasis on these 2-by- 3 cards and for what? Do you think it’s going to sell for you? Have you experienced the people who hand out so
Well it’s the love season! Valentines day is around the corner and love is in the air. What would you say to a friend who said he met a great girl and after 2 dates he was going to ask her to marry him. Though I don’t actually know your answer I am guessing most of