Sales Management Book of the Month

Steven Rosen

Slammed: For the First Time Sales Manager. For first time sales managers ” by my friend and sales management guru Ken Thoreson. This is his 4 fourth in a series of books written under the banner “Your Sales Management Guru’s Guide To:”.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management, Part 3: Institutionalizing Sales Management

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brad Wilsted Note: This is part 3 in a 3-part series on the powerful role sales management plays in driving sustained revenue growth – and how companies can better leverage this critical position for improved top-line performance. Hire the right sales managers.

Hacking Sales Management

Partners in Excellence

As with the prior articles, I get huge numbers of requests from sales manager to help Hack their jobs. “What are the short cuts?” ” “How do I manage my time better?” Having said that, here’s a few of my favorite hacks to sales management.

5 Takeaways from a Sales Management Training

Sales Benchmark Index

I spent last week at a Sales Management training event with a client. As a Sales Operations leader, you must be allocating the right resources to training. They set the organization up to hit their objectives now. Turn managers into leaders.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

don’t move as quickly as they’d like--especially when it comes to sales teams. Many companies have adopted technologies like customer relationship management. Sales teams, in particular, waste precious time and resources on repetitive tasks and manual data. of the sales toolkit.

Sales Management Review Cadence

Partners in Excellence

I’m not sure anyone looks forward to the Sales Management Review (sometimes these are called QBR’s, but there are other reviews). It’s unfortunate, because there’s a huge amount of value in the review process–both for sales people and managers.

Sales Habits, Sales Managers and Changing Habits

Anthony Cole Training

As I continue to think about habits of sales people and the role of the sales manager in identifying, assessing and “correcting” habits, I keep looking for additional information that might be additive to this string of articles.

Are Your Sales Managers Selling Right?

Increase Sales

Beyond the sales managers who earned their roles because they were super sales people, how many in sales management roles actually sell right? If the team does not believe in their sales managers, how can they really excel in their roles?

A Sales Manager’s Guide to Deal Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales manager, your team looks to you for coaching and strategic help. Assessing the deal strength keeps it objective. Meeting with marketing to coordinate account-specific marketing activities. Determining where the deal is in the Sales Process.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management, Part 2: What ‘Good’ Looks Like

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brad Wilsted Note: This is part 2 in a 3-part series on the powerful role sales management plays in driving sustained revenue growth – and how companies can better leverage this critical position for improved top-line performance. What sales skill sets and capabilities (e.g.,

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. You can manage activities and processes but people need to be guided to reach their full potential. According to CSO Insights, sales coaching has a double-digit impact on win rates and quota attainment.

Sales Management…Isn’t Management

Pipeliner

I’ve always maintained that a truly great person responsible for a team of sales professionals doesn’t “manage” at all. Traditional salesmanagers” spend their time enacting what the sales discipline prescribes. Their intent is to move the sales team up the learning curve on sales fundamentals to make sales individuals better; to improve their performance. how to manage their sales funnel more productively. Lose a sale.

2018 Sales Management Critical Issues, Part 2

Partners in Excellence

The first post in this short series focused on Talent Management. Understanding the impact of complexity on each of us, our partners, and our customers; doing everything we can do to radically simplify the things we do are the next areas of management focus.

Are Sales and Sales Management Candidates Getting Worse?

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan There are more sales experts, self-professed and otherwise, than ever before. There is more free content on sales and selling than anyone could have imagined.

Managing A Sales Manager

Your Sales Management Guru

Managing a Sales Manager . As a result of our one of my readers sending me an email comment regarding his personal situation, I have attached the sample of one our of a tools we have included in our “On Line Sales Manager Tool Kit ” www.AcumenManagement.com. .

Sales Managers: Micromanage vs. Inspect What You Expect?

The Sales Hunter

Today we have a guest post by Jeff Purtell, the Chief Operating Officer at Acquirent , a leading provider of outsourced sales solutions for middle market to Fortune 500 companies. He offers good insights for anyone managing a sales team.

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.

The Best Sales Managers Don’t Chase Revenue: 6 Steps to Get Goal-Setting Right

Sales Hacker

Without goals, your team lacks the key elements it needs to win — a direction to follow and the encouragement to stay motivated in sales. Imagine similar spikes in your sales metrics and you’ll see the glaring imperative for setting goals. Sales velocity. Market penetration.

Blueberries, Sales and Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Diagnosing Your Sales Productivity Issue

Sales Benchmark Index

If you have never heard the expression, it refers to a management fable that goes like this: When you walk down the road and see a turtle. In this line of work, I run into many turtles on fence posts.

7 skills you’ll need to become a sales manager

Close.io

So you want to become a sales manager ? First you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right skills, experience, drive and track record at the helm in both selling and at managing others—in order to back yourself up. First and foremost, what exactly is a sales manager?

5 Tips for Handling Pricing Objections in B2B Sales

LevelEleven

There is not a set scenario pertaining to pricing objections—each prospect will have their own reasons for trying to negotiate on price. The following strategies will help reveal the reason for any pricing objections and allow you to adjust your sales strategy to close the deal: 1.

Finding the Right Sales and Sales Management Candidates

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan I read this terrific post from our friends at New-Hire.com about the best sources for candidates in general. It certainly applies to sales candidates as well.

Slammed!!! The first time sales manager

Your Sales Management Guru

The First Time Sales Manager. I can remember…those first 6 months as a new sales manager was a challenge! I had taken over from two previous sales managers who were now reporting to me and three other salespeople for a total of five on my team. Slammed!!!

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.

Frontline Sales Managers Are The Key To Your Social Selling Success

SalesforLife

The second company told us they were struggling to understand how a multi-week training program (which could be a virtual, instructor-led training program with e-learning assignments) can actually transform a sales organization. You must get buy-in from your frontline sales managers.

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. Any recommended cross-sell/up sell objectives should be defined as well.

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Sales Managers – Why Isn’t Goal Setting Easy?

Anthony Cole Training

I was first introduced to goal setting in sales when I was an insurance agent with National Life of Vermont. The General Agent was Dave and his manager was Bob. I never did write 100 lives but, based on the sales activity reporting I did every week, I should have.

Sales Managers: The Reason Reps Don’t Follow Your Sales Process is You

Sales Hacker

Many sales leaders think they’ve put a simple sales process in place, but they get frustrated when their reps don’t follow it. That’s because the sales processes leaders come up with are often not as clear, actionable, or repeatable as they’d hoped. Build sales collateral.

The Best Sales Managers Don’t Chase Revenue: 6 Steps to Get Goal-Setting Right

Sales Hacker

Without goals, your team lacks the key elements it needs to win — a direction to follow and the encouragement to stay motivated in sales. Imagine similar spikes in your sales metrics and you’ll see the glaring imperative for setting goals. Sales velocity. Market penetration.

Author #Interview – Josiane Chriqui Feigon – Smart Sales Manager

The Pipeline

As you’ll read below, she boldly predicts that by 2015 inside sales will overtake field sales, as that unfolds, she will be in greater demand. Josiane heads up TeleSmart Communications , and is leading practice and thought leader in the area of inside sales and management.

PODCAST 42: How Sales Managers Should Build Their Career Path w/ Jamie Scarborough

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast , we talk to Jamie Scarborough , Co-Founder of the Sales Talent Agency, one of the largest sales recruitment firms in North America. . The keys to building your own business as a career sales professional.

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. Sales Leadership Training Sales Management Training

A Sales Manager’s Guide to Deal Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales manager, your team looks to you for coaching and strategic help. Assessing the deal strength keeps it objective. Meeting with marketing to coordinate account-specific marketing activities. Determining where the deal is in the Sales Process.

3 Steps to Effective Sales Management

Pipeliner

As sales managers, you all know how important it is to be effective at managing your sales staff and sales pipeline. Moreover, you must be honest with yourself and your executive team because in today’s competitive marketplace and uncertain economy, it is difficult to manage sales structures, products, policies, and sales staff while keeping executive management satisfied. Sales Culture – What makes up your sales culture?

Sales Quota and Business Objectives

A Sales Guy

I’ve decided to start with aligning quota with business objectives. In other words, whatever you are looking to achieve from a business perspective should directly align with every sales person quota. Sales people are making progress in the wrong direction. To avoid misalignment and to make sure quotas are aligned with business goals and objectives, start with the companies strategy. This is where the sales strategy comes in.

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The Sales Manager's Job

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Coaching sales strategy – 4 tips for sales managers

Sales Training Connection

Coaching sales strategy. Ask sales managers and salespeople what makes them successful. Sales managers can’t help salespeople become more talented, but they can help them become more skilled. 4 tips for coaching sales strategy. 2014 Sales Momentum, LLC.

PODCAST 06: The Secret to Incredible Sales Management and Building a Coaching Culture

Sales Hacker

On this episode of the Sales Hacker podcast, we talk with Marc Jacobs , SVP of Sales and Customer Success at CB Insights about the secret to incredible sales management and building a sales coaching culture. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast.

10 Do's for Sales Management Success

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?