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MAY 6, 2013 What Defines a Truly Great Sales Manager?
'Management, and particularly sales management, operates on and obtains its results from the staff that are managed. To enable the staff that are managed to develop their abilities profitably for themselves and their company – good human relations alone are not enough. The manager has to define tasks, set proper objectives and maintain firm control.
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DECEMBER 1, 2011 Why Great Sales Managers are Almost Impossible to Find?
This question was posed over at the small business question and answer forum Focus.com yesterday; What are the essentials to become a great sales manager? Here are a few excerpts from the some of the answers: A great sales manager understands that her salespeople are unique individuals. mistake sales managers make is trying to force a process on their sales people; a process they can’t do effectively. Great managers make sure they equip their people with the right strategies, processes, systems, tools, training, and resources to succeed.
MAY 7, 2013 | A SALES GUY
3 Things Sales Leaders Must do to Stay in Sync with Their Sales Team
MAY 6, 2013 | JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG
What Defines a Truly Great Sales Manager?
APRIL 29, 2013 | KEITH ROSEN'S PROFITBUILDERS BLOG
Need to Succeed? Embrace Fear and Become Unstoppable
APRIL 22, 2013 | LEADS360
4 tips to grow and develop your inside sales team
APRIL 5, 2013 | A SALES GUY
S**t Happens – Why it’s OK Sales People/Leaders Miss Quota
FEBRUARY 25, 2013 | SALES BENCHMARK INDEX
Stopping the Talent Exodus of ‘A’ Player Sales Managers
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| | SALES TRAINING CONNECTION
JANUARY 14, 2013 Sales managers – it’s time to assess your performance last year and adapt!
Sales managers. year ago, we published a post on the importance of sales managers to assess their prior year’s performance and to incorporate the results of that self-assessment into their plans for the new year. So, as we being the new year, we thought it may be a good time for sales managers to take another look. Eleven questions for sales coaches.
| | SALES BENCHMARK INDEX
FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Stopping the Talent Exodus of ‘A’ Player Sales Managers
The loss of a talented sales manager is troubling. We’ve also written on Sales Rep Exit Interviews. So far we’ve covered: Signs your Sales Team Isn’t Happy. Why Your Best Sales Reps Leave. How HR Stops the Exit of Top Sales Talent. Manager Exit Interviews: The Wrong Way. If the manager leaves on good terms, they’ll cooperate with this. Quotas.
| | SALES TRAINING CONNECTION
FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Sales managers – assess your performance last year and adapt!
High Performing Sales Manager Puzzle. Sales managers are starting the new year, making plans to meet (and hopefully exceed) sales goals and reviewing their territory for sales opportunities. While these activities definitely are necessary, top performing sales managers share there’s an additional piece to the top performing sales manager puzzle.
| | JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG
MARCH 7, 2012 What Does it Take to Become a Really GREAT Sales Leader?
Management, and particularly sales management, operates on and obtains its results from the staff that are managed. To enable the staff that are managed to develop their abilities profitably for themselves and their company – good human relations alone are not enough. The manager has to define tasks, set proper objectives and maintain firm control.
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INCREASE SALES | TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 Sales Leadership The Talent of Realistic Personal Goal Setting
Sales leadership is truly about leading yourself first. This inconsistency helps to account for the inability to increase sales. When working with clients, I use the Results Tool (as constructed by myself and Laura Novakowski ). If your goal is to increase sales, consider assessing this talent for you or your sales team and then construct an aligned course of action including WAY SMART goals. P.S. Each remaining Tuesday in 2012, one sales leadership talent will be featured based upon the past blog “ Selling Is Not the Problem.” MORE >>
SALES AND MANAGEMENT BLOG | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012 Guest Article: Meet Them Where They Are, by Diane Helbig
Here’s what often happens in sales departments all over the world. The sales manager picks a goal, picks a process, and shares it with the sales team. This process is usually one that served the sales manager well when she was a sales person. Sales managers also believe that it’s their job to direct their staff; it’s their job to structure the way their salespeople behave. They decide how the sales people should sell, what they should say, who they should say it to, and where they should go. Meet Them Where They Are. MORE >>
GREEN LEAD'S B2B BLOG | TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 Inside Sales Managers: 4 Ways to Motivate Your Team
Part of any manager's role is to make the people around them better. Whether it's mentoring someone to take over your role when you ascend the corporate ladder, or taking a rep with just enough potential under your wing, ultimately, the job of a manager is to improve his or her team. The Sales Manager is always looking for better performance from a team, and in order to get that, you've got to give a little. Here are four things you, as a Sales Manager, need to give your team if you want to get more production out of them: 1. Believe me, it works! MORE >>
SALES TRAINING CONNECTION | MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 Coaching sales reps to shelve their poor practices
Successful sales peopleSales coaching. Heretofore, when we designed sales coaching programs for our clients, we have customized the “what to coach” portion of the program around the core selling skills and best practices relevant for that individual client. One aspect of the survey addressed the issue of destructive behaviors – that is, things sales reps do that drive buyers to be dissatisfied. Thirty five (35) percent of the decision makers rated too much contact as the most destructive sales rep behavior. Implications for sales coaching. Final note. MORE >>
SALES TRAINING ADVICE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 The Failure of Procrastination By Drew Stevens
There is a large storm brewing in many sales organizations unknowing to both sales managers and their bosses. Simply put sales accountability is lacking. The problem results in less production, missing sales goals and more importantly less business. The rationale for the issue is that between a busy world, too much intense competition and the power of customer influences, sales managers have little time, patience and focus to attend to it. It leads to communication – Many sales leaders fail to communicate because they are so busy. c) 2010. MORE >>
- Managers and Teams – United We Stand, Divided We …. JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
- Determining a Successful Sales Incentive Plan SALES TIPS & TECHNIQUES | TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
- Use Personal Recruiting To Build Your Sales Team MTD SALES TRAINING | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
- Changing sales performance: practice doesn’t make perfect – A STC Clasic SALES TRAINING CONNECTION | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
- Objections: The Roadblock to a Sale. But. (Selling to Consumers. SELLING TO CONSUMERS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
- Dispatching sales coaching myths and best practices – A STC Classic SALES TRAINING CONNECTION | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
- Build a Personal and Professional Vision for Growth YOUR SALES MANAGEMENT GURU | WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
- 3 Things Sales Leaders Must do to Stay in Sync with Their Sales Team A SALES GUY | TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
- S**t Happens – Why it’s OK Sales People/Leaders Miss Quota A SALES GUY | FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
- Sales Leadership: Climbing Mount Everest YOUR SALES MANAGEMENT GURU | MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
- Need to Succeed? Embrace Fear and Become Unstoppable KEITH ROSEN'S PROFITBUILDERS BLOG | MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
- Results of the 2011 Richardson/McCord Training Social Media in Marketing and Sales Survey SALES AND MANAGEMENT BLOG | MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
- The First 50 Challenger Implementations: What We’ve Learned SALES CHALLENGER | TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
- Improving sales coaching feedback – the importance of pronouns SALES TRAINING CONNECTION | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
- Changing sales performance – practice doesn’t make perfect SALES TRAINING CONNECTION | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
- It’s NEVER in the Bag A SALES GUY | MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
- 4 tips to grow and develop your inside sales team LEADS360 | MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
- Jonathan Farrington's Blog � The Six Beliefs That Impact Your. JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
- Operationalize Personas to Meet Your 2013 Goals SALES BENCHMARK INDEX | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
- Sales and Marketing – “It’s Time to Ask Yourself What You Believe” THE SALES INSIDER | TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
- In 2013, the Challenge Will Again Be To Deliver More With Less JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
- High-Performance Sales is a State of Mind THE SALES INSIDER | TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
- New Sales Comp Plan? HR's 5 Must Dos. SALES BENCHMARK INDEX | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
- Size Really Does Matter! JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
- The “Keystone” of B2B Corporations isn’t CRM or Marketing Automation VIEWPOINT | THE TRUTH ABOUT LEAD GENERATION | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
- Two Immediate Actions to Actually Get Your Reps to Use a Sales Process SALES BENCHMARK INDEX | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
- The New Competitive Advantage Is Elementary My Dear Watson INCREASE SALES | FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
- Focus on the Most Fascinating Thing | Sales Motivation and Sales. THE SALES HUNTER | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
- How do you prepare to confront fear? PRODUCTIVITY AND MOTIVATIONAL TIPS FOR INSIDE SALE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
- Jonathan Farrington's Blog � The Most Deadly Disease Mankind. JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
- If Hunter-Farmer Fails: What Next? SALES BENCHMARK INDEX | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
- I Should Write a Book About The Real World of B2B Sales DAVE STEIN'S BLOG | THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
- It’s Appraisal Time! JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
- 6 Coaching Pitfalls to Avoid SALES CHALLENGER | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
- Jonathan Farrington's Blog � Empathy In Selling Has Nothing to do. JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
- Blowing Up Your Sales Process: A “How To” Guide SALES CHALLENGER | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
- All-Time Top Kurlan Sales Article UNDERSTANDING THE SALES FORCE | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
- The Greatest Barrier to Successful Selling is the “Egocentric Predicament.” JONATHAN FARRINGTON'S BLOG | SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
- Now is The Time to Re-Tool Your Sales Approach FILL THE FUNNEL | THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
- Five Movie Characters Fit For Sales SALES CHALLENGER | TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
- Working On Trust PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
- The Yin and Yang of Challenger Selling SALES CHALLENGER | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
- Study Shows Employees Crave Meaningful Feedback from Managers PAUL CHERRY'S TOP SALES TECHNIQUES | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
- How To Use Storytelling In Sales | Sales Sells SALES SELLS | TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
- Three Red Flags to Look Out for When Choosing a Sales Resume Writer CUSTOM SALES RESUME | MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
- Why Role Playing Has No Place On Your Sales Team THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
- Why Most Sales Compensation Plans FAIL? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
- Your Sales Process - Revenue DRIVER or Sales KILLER? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
- Is Your LinkedIn Presence Confusing Prospects? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
- Selling As A Profession - What Is Your Legacy? ANTHONY COLE TRAINING | MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
- Sales Success Trip Planner ANTHONY COLE TRAINING | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
- Are You Selling By the Numbers or Selling With a Blindfold On? Statistical Benchmarks for Success and Self Accountability That Most Organizations Are Still Missing KEITH ROSEN'S PROFITBUILDERS BLOG | WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
- The Ten Best Books to Read in 2010 KEITH ROSEN'S PROFITBUILDERS BLOG | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
- Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: Bush Leaguers: The TOP 10 Sales Mistakes HEAVYHITTER SALES | THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008
- Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: Selling in a Recession: You Must Have a. HEAVYHITTER SALES | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
- Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: What are the Top 5 Sales Blogs? HEAVYHITTER SALES | MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
- Sales Performance – Mind Power and Dictating Outcomes THE SALES INSIDER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
- Top Sales Blog: Don't Get Wrapped Up in Where Your Sales. TOP SALES BLOG | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
- Motivating Your Sales Team SALES COACH FOR WOMEN | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
- Why Role Playing Has No Place On Your Sales Team THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
- Why Most Sales Compensation Plans FAIL? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
- Your Sales Process - Revenue DRIVER or Sales KILLER? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
- Is Your LinkedIn Presence Confusing Prospects? THE SALES MANAGEMENT MINUTE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
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