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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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Love and Leadership: Celebrating the Great Nelson Mandela

"If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love." – #NelsonMandela, RIP & may your words live on… pic.twitter.com/4UiAsZ6imu — Katie Couric (@katiecouric) December 5, 2013 People around the world paused to commemorate the incredible life of … Continue reading

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Attitude Determines Altitude: Selling Power Says Goodbye to Zig Ziglar

This week great motivator, author, and sales leader Zig Ziglar passed away at the age of 86. We searched our archives and republished some of our best articles featuring Ziglar’s insight and wisdom. Click the links below to read more … Continue reading

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Why Love (Not Money) Makes Great Leaders: Insight from Dr. Herb Greenberg

According to Dr. Herb Greenberg, founder of Caliper Corporation, great leaders are not motivated by money. This is just one of the conclusions Dr. Greenberg drew from his extensive research on the qualities and characteristics that make great leaders, which … Continue reading

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