Category Archives: Sales Leadership

3 Things You Need to Be a Predictive Sales Organization

Do you look into your revenue future and see uncertainty? If so, that might be because you’re still looking at backward-focused data rather than making predictions based on future-focused insight. Business Intelligence vs. Predictive Analytics As early as 2013, experts … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Enhance Your One-on-One Coaching Meetings with Salespeople

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion, as a sales leader, of one-on-one meetings? They’re the best way to stay connected to salespeople and drive pipeline opportunities forward. They’re a low-value activity and should be skipped when more … Continue reading

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How To View Failure and Roadblocks in a Positive Light

Great leaders don’t fail less than the rest of us. The truth is, they fail frequently, but successful leaders learn to see failure in a positive light. According to Patti Johnson, author of Make Waves: Be the One to Start … Continue reading

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Most Excellent Sales Leader: Claire Edmunds

This feature provides a snapshot of a successful B2B sales leader and his or her accomplishments. To submit a candidate for consideration, email lisa@sellingpower.com with the subject line “Most Excellent Sales Leader.”   Job title: Company founder and CEO Company: … Continue reading

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Four Things CEOs Need to Understand about Sales Management

By Gretchen Gordon The most productive, world-class organizations have dedicated sales managers, but not every CEO understands how to make the most of this very important role. Here are four things executives need to understand about the role of a … Continue reading

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Three Things Your High-Performing Salespeople Do Differently

By Tony Yeung  Our clients often ask us to benchmark them against leading sales organizations. Unfortunately, we often find that concrete insight from the data is limited. The data may lack sufficient detail or is hard to collect. Even if … Continue reading

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How to Move Up in Your Organization: 4 Tips from Legendary Leaders

If you’re interested in moving up to a higher position in your organization, prove you can think strategically — beyond quota — toward the good of the company as a whole. Use these tips to get started. Find effective strategies. Vision is … Continue reading

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Your Brand Is Not Your Business Card: Empower a Winning Sales Culture

By Kevin Warren, president of strategic growth initiatives at Xerox. Meet him on March 10 at the Sales 2.0 Conference in Philadelphia, where he will share more insight about sales-leadership success and personal brands. Jay-Z is one of my favorite performers, and he knows … Continue reading

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Three Feedback Pitfalls to Avoid While Sales Coaching

When providing salespeople with feedback during sales coaching, it’s easy to fall into feedback pitfalls. If you are like most sales managers, you’re probably giving feedback to your team members the same way it was given to you. Yet recent … Continue reading

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How to Retain and Motivate Sales Reps: Money versus Happiness

All sales leaders want to motivate reps to high levels of performance and retain their top earners. What’s the secret to success in these areas? To find out, you might start by asking sales reps what they want in exchange … Continue reading

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