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101 Motivational Sales Quotes for Sales Managers

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Sales managers live in a beautiful world of constant mixed emotions -negative and positive. Apart from pressures arising from sales targets, sales team and management, sales managers still have to contend with keeping the right frame of mind to deliver optimally. All About CRM Sales Management

The Entrepreneurial Sales Manager

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He started 3 different businesses—a sales agency, a product company, and a consulting company—and has made over 4,000 sales […]. The post The Entrepreneurial Sales Manager appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Management entrepreneurs sales management sales managers

Sales Manager Pain Point #1: The Sales Manager

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Of all the many pain points for a sales manager—and our research has turned up dozens—the first and foremost of these is the sales manager himself or herself. I’ll walk it back to how I came to this conclusion, so you can follow […]. The post Sales Manager Pain Point #1: The Sales Manager appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

7 Key Responsibilities of Sales Managers

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Armed with a territory, price structure, and targets, they could roam, free-range style, so long as they managed their territory and produced results. Sales management provided oversight, bridged with […]. The post 7 Key Responsibilities of Sales Managers appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Until lately, salespeople had a lot of control.

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The First Thing a Sales Manager Must Know: Management

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Previously in this series, we’ve covered a sales manager’s primary pain point, the technology vital to being a sales manager, and the pain point of people. Now we turn to a crucial subject for sales managers: that of management itself. It might seem to be a self-contradictory statement: “The first thing a sales manager really […].

7 Pet Peeves That Keep Sales Managers Up at Night

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No matter how you slice it, sales management is a tough job. The sales force is the front line of revenue. Company management doesn’t put that pressure on the salespeople, though: they place it squarely on you, the sales manager. The sales manager is the person responsible for meeting sales quotas, figuring out how they’re [.]

3 Reasons to Invest in Your Sales Managers

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The Sales Manager is the most important position in a sales force. Sales management coaching and development is critical to your ability to make the number. Do you have a Sales Management Development Program? The post 3 Reasons to Invest in Your Sales Managers appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Management

Just How Important is Technology to a Sales Manager?

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In our last blog in this series, we talked about the fact that very often the first pain point of being a sales manager is the sales manager themselves. Specifically, the way they are interpreting data and putting it into effect, and the way they are managing others. A key factor in a sales manager’s approach […].

Pipeline Projections on CRM: A Godsend for Sales Management

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Sales management is a tough job, but it’s even tougher when your forecasting is done ‘blindfolded,’ using only a spreadsheet, when not using your CRM system properly, or when you have a CRM system without the best forecasting capability. As an interim sales manager, one of the first things I do, aside from boosting the […].

Sales Management: Importance of Leading and Lagging Indicators

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Much of the time, sales management is conducted through what are called lagging indicators. Examples of lagging indicators: Sales # of units sold Gross margin # of different products sold Market share Gross revenue # of deals […]. The post Sales Management: Importance of Leading and Lagging Indicators appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

“A Sales Manager Walks Into a Company…” Part 1

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In our continuing series on the pain points of being a sales manager, we have explored the categories of sales manager pain points, the primary pain point of being a sales manager, the technology a sales manager really needs and the vital subject of management. Sales Management sales management sales managers

Sales Management: The Pain Point of People

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In our previous blogs, we’ve covered a sales manager’s primary pain point and the technology vital to sales management. Now let’s cover a topic near and dear to a sales manager’s heart: people. The post Sales Management: The Pain Point of People appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

Sales Management and Lead Generation: The Lead Machine

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In our continuing series on the pain points of sales management, we have explored the categories of sales management, the primary pain point of being a sales manager, the technology required by sales management, the vital subject of management, and specific pain points of sales management at a new company (part 1 and part 2).

Building a Sales Team: Sales Management

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In this blog series, I’ve covered numerous important aspects of building a sales team: start with salespreneurs, become customer-centric, tailor to your industry, have and use specific personality profiles, and insist reps be self-sufficient. But throughout all that, there is one function you’re going to have to have or the whole thing falls apart: sales […].

Investing in Sales Management in the New Millennium

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Smart sales organizations know how important it is to invest in their frontline managers. Skilled sales managers are at the heart of the sales team. With our 2015 Sales Manager Survey, we set out to understand how companies go about building skilled leadership. What are the priorities for skill development and support? What we discovered […].

Sales management – balancing micromanaging and abandoning

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When asked about his early management challenges, Roger Ferguson – CEO at TIAA-CREF – shared: “You have to get the balance right between leaving them alone and micromanaging.” Regardless of the management area these reactions lead to reduction in performance and in sales the results can be truly telling. 2015 Sales Momentum, LLC. So where is the balance? 

What Sales Managers Do That Make Them So Ineffective

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Earlier this week I wrote an article on why so many sales managers are so bad. Now let's make the transition from baseball to sales management. Dave Kurlan Baseline Selling sales training sales management Sales Coaching BaseballIn today's article, I'll share what makes them so ineffective. Some were very good, and some were very bad.

For the Future, Sales Management Requires Virtues Part 2

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For our final 2 blogs in this series on sales management pain points, we’re discussing a very fundamental quality for someone’s successful conduct in life—that of virtues. In keeping with our topic, these virtues are, of course, for sales managers specifically. Perhaps more than other, more average fields, you really need virtues in sales management. […].

What Percentage of Sales Managers Have the Necessary Coaching Skills?

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I am often asked to explain what we look for when we evaluate Sales Managers. At this point, most experts agree that a good Sales Manager will spend half of their time coaching up the salespeople. Dave Kurlan Sales Coaching sales management training sales manager sales management seminar

5 Sales Enablers Every Sales Manager Should Watch Like a Hawk

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Sales management is a challenging, exhilarating (often stressful) role — but you don’t need me to tell you that! The post 5 Sales Enablers Every Sales Manager Should Watch Like a Hawk appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Management

Why So Many Sales Managers are So Bad

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They are not usually bad people and they might not have been bad salespeople, but they are usually so ineffective in their role as sales managers. Dave Kurlan HubSpot Sales Coaching sales management functions pete caputa pipedrive sales management roleImage Copyright alvinge / 123RF Stock Photo ">123RF Stock Photo. I see bad ones everywhere I look.

Sales management – the power of culture

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We thought this was an interesting idea for sales management to consider as they start a new year. Traditionally, we have talked a lot about best practices for sales strategy and sales call execution – we have positioned them as the hallmarks of sales success. First, that was then and this is now – a lot has changed in the world of Sales

The #1 Reason Why New Sales Managers Fail

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Why New Sales Managers Fail. Are you a new sales manager , or have you just been promoted into a sales manager role? The odds of failure are high! I am going to share the number one reason why new sales managers fail. Time and time again companies promote their best sales reps into managerial roles. Asking questions like……. But not NOW!

Sales managers and the empty-bucket strategy

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Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle, shared in a NY Times a simple, interesting framework for management strategy sessions. Whelan noted – we train our teams on what we call empty-bucket sessions where people state the facts of the problem, their interpretation and analysis of the facts and then and only then work collaboratively with their manager towards a solution.

Sales Management & Discipline

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Sales Management and Discipline. received a call from a former client that was concerned about the status of their sales team and VP of Sales-it seems that their revenue was off more than $2M over the previous year and below their growth goal! After that conversation I next interviewed the VP of Sales.   The VP of Sales and President failed on one major tenet of sales leadership; they forgot about the need for discipline. Review session on the 5 styles of leadership/management and coaching techniques. Need more sales management resources?

The Key to Developing Outstanding Sales Managers

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Sales managers are the key drivers of success in sales organizations. would rather have a great sales manger and five mediocre sales reps than a mediocre sales manager and five star sales people. There have been major strides in helping sales people become stronger with sales enablement programs, training and automation. Hiring.

Sales Managers: Understand — and Encourage — Social Selling

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Your sales folks likely have a lot of questions around the subject and this FAQ section will help you answer them. [.] The post Sales Managers: Understand — and Encourage — Social Selling appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. LIKE this, Hashtag that, Re-tweet this, Pin that! All the cool lingo and constant changes in social media trends and technology can make it challenging for a beginner to get started with social media. Social Selling

The Data Pyramid: A Primer for Sales Managers

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The post The Data Pyramid: A Primer for Sales Managers appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Pipeline Management“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” — Albert Einstein When looking at raw data, we need to be mindful of its limitations, and aware of its potential. It can help us to [.]

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Sales Managers Are You Unknowingly Building These Sales Motivation Barriers?

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Sales managers hold that position to lead the sales team by motivating them to sell.  Unfortunately, many in sales management build these 3 sales motivation barriers because they are ignorant of this simple understanding of human motivation – The Theory of Self Determination. The sales goal is set by the sales managers. Mastery.

Sales Management: Keeping That Customer—It’s Called Account Management

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In our continuing series on the pain points of sales management, we have explored the pain categories of sales management, the primary pain point of being a sales manager, the technology that sales management really needs, the vital subject of management, and specific pain points of sales management at a new company (part 1 and part 2 […].

“A Sales Manager Walks Into a Company…” Part 2

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In Part 1, we began diving into some very specific pain points for a sales manager—those encountered when a sales manager is newly hired into a company. While it starts like many old jokes (“A sales manager walks into a company…”), to anyone who has been there, […]. Sales Management sales management sales managers

The 7 KPIs for Sales Managers Dashboard

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Sales managers face increased responsibility and accountability. Research continues to show sales teams do not meet sales goals while margins shrink due to the dynamics of market forces as well as government compliance. How much time elapses from the first contact to the earned sales or closed deal. How many contacts must take place before the sale is earned? 

Sales Management Is Hurting Sales Performance

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As the year begins winding down, sales teams are beginning to realize that expectations are not going to be met. Respected sales consultant and #1 best-selling author Mike Weinberg has released his new book titled Sales Management. Building on his direct, no-holds barred approach that propelled his first book, New Sales. In too many cases, missed by a lot.

Transitioning to sales manager – a rubicon moment

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New sales managers. You are now a sales manager.  So, what do you do now?  Even after some initial guidance from colleagues, most new sales managers find themselves struggling to figure out how to balance the requirements of the position. When taking over a sales team there is a chorus of requests to fix things. What happens to the new sales manager

Building sales management excellence: 12 questions for getting it right

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Sales Management Excellence. Herminia Ibaraan, an INSEAD professor, published a provocative book arguing that in today’s market if you desire to get better at management you must venture outside your comfort zone.  The message is: to achieve success, managers must learn to pivot – that is do something different rather than just getting better at doing what they are doing.

Sales management coaching – the power of questions

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Sales Coaching. Asking questions is also an underpinning of successful interactions between salespeople and their sales managers. The problem is too many times when coaching, managers do it the other way around.  They don’t ask enough questions and they talk more than the sales rep. 2015 Sales Momentum, LLC. Consider this …. How do you think the call went?

Top 10 Reasons Why New Sales Managers Fail

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Of course my focus is on sales, sales leadership, executives and business. Your firm is growing and needs a competent, energetic sales manager to increase revenue and direct sales operations on the frontline. Salespersons can make great managers, but only if they avoid the following all too common reasons as to why new sales managers fail at such high rates.

Why Trust Is Key to a Sales Manager’s Role

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The relationships formed between salespeople and their managers is vitally important for businesses in the modern world. For this reason, sales managers training often places an emphasis on fostering a strong relationship […]. The post Why Trust Is Key to a Sales Manager’s Role appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. For Sales Pros sales managers sales professionalsgood relationship can have a positive impact upon performance and job satisfaction rates, while a poor relationship can have the opposite effect.

Why is a Smart Sales Manager Discerning In The Pipeline Management

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As a sales manager, you have the challenging task of motivating a team of sales professionals (who often work remotely), to achieve individual and the wider business sales targets. But as Jason Jordan, Co-author of “Cracking the Sales Management Code” [.] Sales Effectiveness Sales Management