Tag Archives: Leadership

A Survival Guide for the Chief Revenue Officer: Your First 90 Days on the Job

By Russell Sachs With one in five Americans planning to change jobs this year, you soon may be one of millions who find yourself at a new company. For those in a high-pressure field like sales, making a move can … Continue reading

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9 Things Sales Leaders Need to Know about Communication

All great sales leaders have big ideas. They also need the communication chops to convey those ideas to their team and gain buy-in for successful execution. Here are nine communication suggestions based on my 25 years of training and coaching sales leaders to greater levels of excellence. To hear more insight, join me at the Sales 2.0 Leadership Conference in Philadelphia on November 16th. Continue reading

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How to Build a Great Relationship with a New Boss

Working with a new boss can be a tense experience. In his book, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Michael D. Watkins outlines a comprehensive program for executives taking on a new role … Continue reading

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Three Action Steps to Avoid Lackluster Sales Quarters

By David Hubbard  When revenue starts to go off plan, your gut reaction as chief sales officer or vice president of sales is probably to ratchet up the activity level of the sales force. You know the drill: institute aggressive … Continue reading

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4 Habits Leaders Should Lose in 2015

We tend to start the year with the best of intentions and high hopes. But sometimes our bad habits are hard to shake. This year, think about saying goodbye to these four simple obstacles that often impede success for sales … Continue reading

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Lessons in Determination: Remembering Muriel Siebert

This week we mark the anniversary of the death of financial-industry pioneer Muriel Siebert with this history of her perseverance in the face of rejection and adversity. — Selling Power Editors Muriel Siebert established her legacy as a trailblazer when … Continue reading

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Seven Motivational Questions for Sales Managers

The universal question all sales managers ask is: How can I motivate my people? Through hundreds of research reports, one message rings loud and clear: to increase motivation, create an atmosphere where the salespeople motivate themselves. When a salesperson feels … 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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How the Best Execs Get to the Top: Q&A with Joe Nocera

They make friends. They hire smart. They take the hits. For New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera, who has written about the Buffetts, Eisners, and Trumps of the business world for more than 25 years, a few leadership qualities stand out. … Continue reading

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A Dream to Run the Perfect Company (The L.L. Bean Story)

L.L. Bean was born in 1912, when Leon L. Bean (who was orphaned at age 12 and left school after completing the eighth grade) designed his own boot with a leather upper and rubber bottom. According to company legend, the … Continue reading

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