Category Archives for Sales leadership

Stop Talking about Products and Start Talking about Problems

Stop Talking about Products and Start Talking about Problems

At many companies, salespeople and marketers focus on products when talking to customers – not business problems.   The challenge is to get your sales and marketing team to focus on your customer’s business

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How CEOs Can Lead Sales Change through Historic Times

How CEOs Can Lead Sales through Historic Times

For months, the coronavirus has dominated conversations and news coverage around the world.  If you’re like most CEOs, in March you watched with growing alarm as massive global companies like Dell,

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Triage Your Sales Pipeline

The Best Way to Triage Your Sales Pipeline

Right now, it can be tough for salespeople to know what’s really going on with customers and prospects. And there’s a good chance no one else in your company knows, either. Any CEO who wants to keep

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Increase Sales

Basic and Effective Things You Can Do to Increase Sales

Need more sales? Let’s examine how well your team is practicing basic, effective selling skills.   You might assume salespeople are already practicing these skills, but in uncertain times, salespeople

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Sales Strong

How to Keep Sales Strong in Tough Times

In the past few months, the world feels like it’s been turned upside down. And while it’s true there’s no real historic precedent for teams being suddenly told to work from home, this also isn’t

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Sales Team

What To Do When Your Sales Team is Struggling

When sales teams struggle, I like to investigate three critical aspects of their sales strategy.  Market Position Ideal Customer Profile  Value Proposition A strategy that helps you hit your revenue

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Big Picture Thinking

Why You Need to Take Time Off for Big Picture Thinking

If you’re like most of the CEOs and sales leaders I work with, you probably handle lots of the day to day mechanics of selling, operations, product development, management—and everything else. That

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Sales Coaching

How to Make Time for Sales Coaching and Get More Deals Closed

Do you ever feel like most of your days are spent going to meetings, assembling information for reports, and putting out fires? Do you wish you had more time to focus on the things that will make the

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5 Gifts to Give Yourself this Season

Christmas is only 2 weeks away, which means you are deep into the 4th quarter and hopefully well on your way to hitting your year-end goals.   If you are like most, the holidays are an unreasonably

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Sales Funnel

How To Use Your Sales Funnel to Grow Your Business

The sales funnel is a powerful tool. Once you understand what the stages of the funnel are and how the sales math works, your funnel will become a critical tool to manage your sales team, as well

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