Sales Management End of Year Checklist

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management End of Year Checklist. . While I was working on ideas for the next few blogs it occurred to prepare a series based upon the end of the year and the start to 2017. I decided to start with a Sales Management End of Year Checklist.

Five Tools Every Sales Manager Should Use

Your Sales Management Guru

Five Tools Every Sales Manager Should Use. During a recent podcast interview I was asked what I thought were the top five “systems or tools” that a Sales Manager needs to be successful. Weekly Sales Meeting Agenda. Sales Dashboard. Sales Management Systems

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Sales Management Thought Leadership:  efficient effectiveness

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness. What does this have to do with sales management? As a manager you must be prepared-at all times for almost any event. Blog: www.YourSalesManagementGuru.com.

Sales Management & Discipline

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management and Discipline. I 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.

Slammed! Sales Management Book Camp

Your Sales Management Guru

KEN: Normally I do not use this blog to promote, but I have had many readers inquire about out training programs and I wanted to let everyone know about this special opportunity. The New Sales Manager Boot Camp. I am frustrated with my sales team, do I have the right team?

Sales manager trust – everyday, all the time, everywhere

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers and developing trust. Sales managers must develop the trust of their sales team and help their team members to trust each other. Because of all this we are always looking for ideas that can help sales managers do a better job in developing trust.

11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now!

Your Sales Management Guru

11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now! Sound investment portfolio-management advice ranges from “hold firm with your existing stocks” to “take advantage of a great opportunity to buy at today’s basement prices”. Make your sales meetings fun. Muscle up your sales team.

10 questions to help sales managers assess their performance and adapt! – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

The same is true of sales managers. If you believe front-line sales managers are the key to a team’s sales success – and we do – the end of Q1 is a good time to look at what’s working, what isn’t working and why. 2015 Sales Momentum, LLC.

Sales Management: The need for creativity

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management: The need for creativity! This past week I had opportunity to work with a great client at their worldwide sales conference in Miami. What was the most creative sales tactic you have used? Need more sales management resources?

Training sales managers to coach – the good, the bad, and the ugly – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

We’ve written several blogs on sales coaching. Second, most people agree that coaching is a must-do for developing a superior sales team. Over the last 30 years we have designed numerous coaching programs for companies engaged in large B2B sales.

Sales managers must not forget to forgive – A sales tip

Sales Training Connection

Sales Tip. Although Dr. Kanter was writing about leadership in general, we thought her message held merit for front-line sales managers. Most sales managers work in a highly demanding and challenging environment. Sales management – it’s about time.

Sales Management: What is your goal–today?

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management: What is your goal—today? . Sales leadership is a constant focus on many various facets of business-it’s one of the reasons sales management is a one of the most difficult jobs in any business. The person responsible for driving revenues has to focus on their sales team; its activity levels, their sales opportunities, morale/emotion, training, customers, perhaps marketing as well as other departmental interactions.

52 Sales Management Tips – the Sales Manager’s Success Guide

Smart Selling Tools

I recently read 52 Sales Management Tips – The Sales Manager’s Success Guide by Steven Rosen. Written for sales managers and small business owners, this is a guide every sales leader will benefit from.

Sales managers – it’s time to assess your performance and adapt!

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers. A few years ago we published a blog on the importance of sales managers assessing their prior year’s performance and incorporating the results of that self-assessment into their plans for the new year. If you believe front-line sales managers are still the key to a team’s sales success, as we do, then the points raised in that post are as important today as when they were first posted and are worthy of another look.

7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers. -A After being a VP of Sales, consulting on sales management for 19 years and after writing four books on sales management, Max Cates, author of 7 Steps caught my attention in the first five pages.

Sales management coaching – don’t forget those in their 40s and 50s

Sales Training Connection

Sales coaching. What best practices are particularly important to keep in mind when coaching the Millennials on your sales team? Because they receive less praise it is a particularly good idea to start any sales coaching session with 40s and 50s cohort members with something positive.

Traits of Good Sales Managers

Score More Sales

We are creating an epic list of skills and traits of good sales managers. Some of the sales leaders were phenomenal – like Al Martin who came from IBM. What traits do you admire about your sales manager if you are a rep?

3 Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know

Your Sales Management Guru

Three Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know. One of the main roles of a Sales Manager is to help train your salespeople on how to stay on track during a sales cycle. Sales Leadership Training Sales Training

How Sales Managers Undermine Price

The Sales Hunter

Sales managers without even trying are very good at taking profit right out of their company. Sales managers place inordinate pressure on salespeople to close the sale immediately, and in so doing, they are telling the salesperson to cut the price as a way of getting the order now.

Sales person to sales manager transition – A STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

A Sales Training Connection Classic. Sales people often are promoted into sales manager positions – primarily based on their sales success. Just because a sales people excelled at face-to-face selling doesn’t mean they will excel as a sales manager.

What’s More Important - Sales Management Skills or Behaviors?

Anthony Cole Training

It’s not a lot different from helping our clients identify why the sales team isn’t generating the anticipated sales growth. You will see on the left that the very first sales skill set we examine is “Hunting”. I believe the same is true with sales management.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Better to Train Your Salespeople or Your Sales Managers?

The Sales Hunter

Why do companies spend money training their salespeople, but fail to give any level of training and development to their sales managers? If I could only invest in one person, I would invest in my sales manager long before I invested in a salesperson.

[Message to Management]: 14 Things Top Sales Managers Do

No More Cold Calling

The Sales Hunter tells you what it takes to lead a winning sales team. How often do sales managers generate opportunities and support their teams in customer conversations? Sales execs tell me they don’t have time to coach their teams.

Training sales managers to coach – the good, the bad, and the ugly

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. We’ve written several blogs on sales coaching. Second, most people agree that coaching is a must-do for developing a superior sales team. Over the last 30 years we have designed numerous coaching programs for companies engaged in large B2B sales.

How To Identify A Weak Sales Manager

MTD Sales Training

There are few things more exasperating than employing someone who you have to micro-manage or continuously direct to get results. So what are the identifying marks of a weak sales manager ? How can you, as Sales Director, determine the signs that have to be dealt with? You measure your management team on the results they achieve. A weak manager will look for reasons and excuses. A weak manager will keep harping on about what results they achieved before.

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Sales Management & The Impact of Social Media

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management and the Impact of Social Media. While in the process of writing a future magazine column on the future of sales and social media I interviewed three people and posed several questions in order to get their view points. I thought for this week’s blog I would also introduce you to my current thinking and I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts on the direction of sales and the use of social media. Is your sales process?

Sales Management Shouldn’t be a Horse Race

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management Shouldn’t be a Horse Race. During the past 18 years of consulting with hundreds of firms and certainly talking to thousands of people I have witnessed the same ignorance and casual attitudes in managing sales teams. That happens because of many reasons; lack of good pure sales management training programs, lack of previous exposure to sales leadership mentors or poor management styles. Need more sales management resources?

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Sales management and the tyranny the clock

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers and the time trap. For sales managers Public Enemy # 1 is time. The more successful a sales manager, the more demands on their time. One simple answer is enough is enough when there is not enough time left to manage and coach your sales team.

Is Sales Management Getting in the Way of Sales Success?

Jonathan Farrington

Recently, I made the point that the role of sales management – dare I say “sales leadership” – is now pivotal in the success of every organization and yet, it is becoming clear that around 80% of managers are unqualified to fulfil the role that is being asked of them.

Sales Management: Taking Smart Risks

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management: Taking Smart Risks. 3. New manager in a complex organization. I would recommend that you have each of your managers read the book and then discuss it weekly during your review meetings. Blog: www.YourSalesManagementGuru.com. .

Sales managers – it’s time to assess your performance last year and adapt!

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers. A 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. Sales coaching – who to and not to coach.

Sales Management: Make Monday Sales Meetings Easy

Your Sales Management Guru

Making Monday Morning Sales Meetings Easy for Remote Teams . For this Making Monday’s better post I wanted to talk about what is often the most common and mundane part of the Monday routine and that is the sales team conference call. Blog: www.YourSalesManagementGuru.com.

"Old Tools" Work Really Well in Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

Tony," you might be asking, "what does this have to do sales management and sales management tools?" Well, reader," I''m thinking, "it has a lot to do with sales management and sales tools, and it also gives me a chance to reflect on my dad and my youth spent on the farm."

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Two Words a Sales Manager NEVER Wants to Hear

The Sales Hunter

If and Then : The two words no sales manager ever wants to hear. ” The reasoning goes like this: “ If we could cut our price, then I know I could close more sales.” What is the real reason they aren’t making the sale?

Guest Post: Insight for More Excellent Sales Management in 2013

Jonathan Farrington

This week Inc.com announced that bad managers cost the economy $360 billion in lost productivity annually. Hopefully, your sales managers aren’t making any personal contributions to this statistic. Many sales managers were promoted from the position of sales rep.

Sales person to sales manager – making the transition

Sales Training Connection

Sales people often are promoted into sales manager positions – primarily based on their sales success. Sales Coaching. Just because a sales people excelled at face-to-face selling doesn’t mean they will excel as a sales manager.

Sales Managers: Dealing with the Low Performer

The Sales Hunter

Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills low performer sales leadership sales manager We’ve all been there. We have a good team, but we know we’d have a great team if we could just get one person to get with the program. You’re frustrated.

The Sales Manager New Year’s Resolution: 3 Do’s & 3 Don'ts

Sales Benchmark Index

Each recommendation addresses the biggest obstacles every sales manager faces to making the number: Not enough ‘A’ players on the team. Every sales manager is time starved. Sales Managers should be spending 75% of their time coaching their team.

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New Sales Manager? Check Out New Book Slammed!!

The Sales Hunter

Are you a new sales manager? As Ken says, he wrote this book because he “wants to give first time sales […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation ken thoreson sales leadership sales manager

Sales Manager or Sales Leader: Which are You?

The Sales Hunter

Let’s do a quick review of some of the key activities the typical sales manager — or sales leader — does. Sales managers put them together properly, adding information where necessary, and send them up the chain of command on time.