Category Archives: Sales Management

How to Tell If Inside Sales is Right for Your Organization

By Alison Brattle The structure of most sales organizations hasn’t changed much in the past few decades. The average organization is made up of a number of sales reps working in the field, who meet face-to-face with current and prospective … Continue reading

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Three Things That Will Boost Your Brainstorming Meeting with Reps

By Lisa Gschwandtner As a sales leader, you want to welcome new ideas and innovation. Unfortunately, during meetings, many leaders can’t see past what Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, coauthors of  Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of … 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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10 Signs You’re a Great Sales Manager

  If you agree with these statements, you’re performing exceptionally well in all your roles as manager. If you come up short, it might be time for a management course or a conversation with your own manager to determine how … 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 Ways Sales Leaders Can Motivate Their Millennials

By Josiane Feigon So you think you know who your top performers are? The Bridge Group and VorsightBP studied more than 2,000 sales professionals, including individual contributors, front-line managers, and directors. The study focused on the management qualities of and … 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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Manage Your Time in Four Simple Steps

How much would you pay a consultant to help your managers become more efficient and effective? In 1904,  Charles M. Schwab (then president of the second-largest steel producer in the country) asked public-relations pioneer Ivy Ledbetter Lee how his managers could … Continue reading

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Eleven Ways to Run a Great Team Sales Meeting

By Josiane Feigon  Salespeople know that every second spent away from sales-related activities impacts their ability to meet their revenue targets. You can’t just stumble into your next team meeting unprepared. At the same time, you should not think that … Continue reading

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Determine Your Best Sales Management Style

Today’s post is by Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, which has sold more than 13 million copies.  Certainly, the people being supervised are the key variable in determining a sales management style. No question about it. … Continue reading

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