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Learn to Lead Successful Buying Relationships: Part 1

Successful buying decisions come from leading successful buying relationships. These relationships require participation and collaboration from all sides of the deal and are built from the ground up upon a foundation of mutual understanding, trust, and respect. People buy from people they respect, respect people they trust and trust people they understand. Each of these three elements supports the other. If one is missing, or if the quality and integrity of one becomes compromised, [...]

Sales Framework: A Leadership Investment For Growth

Over the years of developing and executing roughly one hundred different sales and business development organizations, I’ve noticed definite success and failure patterns. One success pattern I’ve noticed for CEOs who established organizations that continually multiplied growth is the expectations they DID NOT place upon their Sales VP when they are hired or promoted into the role. I’ll let the cat out of the bag early. Sales leaders and CEOs that operate together on [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Servant Leadership in Sales – Exploring the Growth Multiplier Movement

Servant Leadership and Shared Goals James Rores recently joined C. Lee Smith and Audrey Strong of SalesFuel Coach on the Manage Smarter podcast to talk about servant leadership in sales. In this 25-minute exploration they define sales as a leadership competency, discuss how to sell as a servant leader, and expound on the potential growth implications for businesses. “Growth Multiplier speaks to the fact that when we build relationships based on servant [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Sales as a Leadership Competency

My Calendar >Your products and services are competitive, customers love you, and your business has the capacity for significant new growth. But revenues are flat, sales are unpredictable, your salespeople are frustrated, and even your top sales performers are running hot and cold. How is it possible, after making all the necessary investments required to take your company to the next level, your sales force is still struggling to deliver? Hi. [...]

Servant Leaders: Better at Leading Buyers to Change

Servant leadership was first coined by Robert Greenleaf in 1970 as a response to the autocratic, ineffective ways corporations interacted with and set expectations for employees. It was a call to leaders to think of their jobs and how they treated people from a different perspective. It was groundbreaking in business culture and remains one of the higher levels of operational thinking and identification of self for leaders within organizations. When I was first [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Crisis of Trust Impacting Modern Sales Forces

My Calendar > Today, as few as 3% of salespeople who drive new business are trusted by buyers.  And, the words most often used to describe the other 97%, include: manipulative, self-centered, arrogant, pushy, annoying and worst of all ... untrustworthy. How is it possible friends and neighbors who we enjoy spending time with on the weekends, turn into manipulative, self-centered salespeople when they leave for work Monday morning? The answer [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |