Based on my 20 years as a sales leader, many tasks and priorities have remained consistent; however, many more have changed. It’s still about driving revenue, yet the evolving needs of our clients as well as the profile changes of our salespeople point to the fact that as a sales leader, there are things I know for sure and areas that require serious rethinking. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether your organization wraps its business model around products, services or both, the one common denominator in every business is the need to sell. As products and services become more complex and customers become more sophisticated, many established sales professionals struggle to communicate the value of their products and services effectively. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever experienced a crisis situation at work where a looming deadline caused you to alter your work plans, your family activities, or your social schedule? Of course you have.
What was it about how you handled the disruption, that crisis, which helped you succeed? Did you do anything differently other than putting in more time? Did you have a more focused breakdown of the work or a more focused task delegation, considered new perspectives, stopped a circular decision-making process, or something else? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s old news that the shrinking labor pool, caused by the looming retirement of Baby Boomers, will present significant challenges for businesses in the near future. One could even say businesses are on the verge of experiencing a seismic tremor. Some have taken precautions by adding automation capability, others have begun documenting the entire “tribal knowledge” that resides in the minds of those soon to retire, and still others are embracing solutions leveraging the global labor now possible through the Internet. Can high-performance teams play a role in helping solve this dilemma? Read the rest of this entry »