Why Hiring Salespeople is a Unique Challenge for Your Company

By |2019-01-21T09:00:06+00:00January 19th, 2019|

Discover the real reasons why you can't hire salespeople the same way you hire for other positions. According to HBR, annual sales turnover is at an all-time high of 27% – twice the turnover rate of the entire American labor force. Other estimates place sales turnover in the 30%-40% range.    Regardless [...]

Do You Sell the Way People Buy?

By |2018-12-18T23:46:58+00:00December 15th, 2018|

Introducing the Universal Buying Cycle™. Most sales and marketing leaders spend countless hours designing new ways to direct buyers down the perfect sales process. They invent shared terminology to communicate this path internally, plot metrics around it and work hard to shepherd buyers to a decision that is in their favor. I [...]

How to Build a Foundational Sales Playbook

By |2018-10-21T15:17:20+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

An old and all-too-common story When leaders build or rebuild sales teams, they often move quickly to hire the best individual contributors available and allow each to leverage their own skills and experiences to find success. These leaders take a hands-off approach, essentially providing new hires little more than a comp-plan, a territory, [...]

Developing Winning Habits for Sales Success – Part Three

By |2018-10-14T16:00:29+00:00July 27th, 2018|

How investing in the right tools can help you remove barriers to growth In our last blog, I mentioned that Toolset is an important investment for companies seeking to create a predictable, repeatable sales process, but these tools will never reach their full effectiveness without first establishing the right Mindset and Skillset required to [...]

Developing Winning Habits for Sales Success – Part Two

By |2018-10-14T16:02:45+00:00July 4th, 2018|

Mindset, Skillset and Toolset Companies build or buy tools to make success more predictable and repeatable, but without the right skills employees experience those tools as useless or marginally effective at best.   Of course, employee training programs can help. However, without the proper mindset or beliefs, participants will greet your training with resistance, [...]

Build a Customer-Centric Sales Culture

By |2018-10-14T16:32:59+00:00January 5th, 2018|

Start By Aligning Sales & Marketing: Sales and marketing teams transform products and services into profit by generating opportunities and closing deals that fuel your company’s growth.  But when sales and marketing aren’t strategizing and executing in tandem to battle your competition for customers (and oftentimes they aren’t), the future of your company suffers [...]