Revenue Risk

Pipeliner

Revenue is like any other kind of natural resource. Every salesperson is out there looking for it, but there is only a limited amount of revenue potential. John Golden interviews sales professional Andy Rudin on how to manage revenue risk.

Sales Management End of Year Checklist

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management End of Year Checklist. . Depending upon the person and the conditions in their sales organization each article may or may not be pertinent. I decided to start with a Sales Management End of Year Checklist. Need more sales management resources?

Trials and tribulations of new sales managers

Sales Training Connection

Sales Manager. New sales managers often are promoted for their sales success – not sales management expertise. So what happens after the sales manager assumes the role and responsibilities of their new position? 2017 Sales Momentum® LLC.

Transitioning to sales manager – a rubicon moment

Sales Training Connection

New sales managers. You are now a sales manager. 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. What happens to the new sales manager?

Sales Management: The One Metric That Matters Most

Inside Sales Training

I’m here this week presenting at the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit. If you’re in sales leadership or in a direct sales management role, you’ll learn a ton of useful strategies and tools to help your team produce more and be more confident.

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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Artificial Intelligence – a last best hope for sales management coaching

Sales Training Connection

AI and Sales Management. Sales leadership talks about it all the time. Sales consultants advocate it and sales managers say they would like to do more of it. The “it” of course is sales coaching. 2017 Sales Momentum® LLC.

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.

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 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

Sales management – balancing micromanaging and abandoning

Sales Training Connection

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.” So we borrowed some of Roger’s ideas and added a few of our own related specifically to sales management.

Slammed! Sales Management Book Camp

Your Sales Management Guru

The New Sales Manager Boot Camp. We hear these comments all the time: Revenues are flat. We have too much to do, we don’t have time to build a sales organization. I am frustrated with my sales team, do I have the right team? For the New Sales Manager.

Sales managers must be roadblock removers

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers – roadblock removers. Sales managers – how does your sales team spend its time? You can’t sell if you are not selling and most sales reps spend too much time not selling. . 2014 Sales Momentum ®.

Build Predictable Revenue

Your Sales Management Guru

Build Predictable Revenue In Your Organization. But one area where additional improvements still can be made is the sales organization. Smart companies are scrutinizing their strategic sales management plans, taking a closer look at everything from their pipelines to their forecasts.

Another Powerful Reason Why Salespeople Struggle to Become Great Sales Managers

Understanding the Sales Force

Ryan changed jobs and companies this week when he started in his new role as Business Development Manager. When I congratulated him on his new job he wrote back the following: "You were 110% on the money back when I became a first time sales manager. Image Copyright OcusFocus.

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 managers … don’t forget about trust

Sales Training Connection

Sales managers - building trust. It is difficult to overstate the importance of the front-line sales manager. Front-line management is the pivotal job for creating a great sales team. Ask most sales managers and they’d say that it is a time-balancing act.

Firing Your Sales Manager or Boss

Pipeliner

The job of a sales manager is to provide a succeeding environment for salespeople. People who are trying hard need to be nurtured, not napalmed with flame-thrower forecast pressure from lunatic managers seeking to manage what cannot be managedrevenue.

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 Tips: Proactive or Forensic Sales Management

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Proactive or Forensic Sales Management. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

5 Sales Management Myths Debunked

Sales Benchmark Index

I sat across the desk from Mike, the new VP of Sales. Before his promotion Mike was the can’t-miss Sales Manager. Now he was just another VP of Sales in the crosshairs. After a quick conversation, we found he was committing 3 of the sales myths below.

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. How Sharp Leaders WIN When Stakes are High.

Sales Tips: How B2B Companies Are Increasing Revenue

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How B2B Companies Are Increasing Revenue. By Connie Schlosberg, Primary Intelligence.

Top 10 Reasons Why New Sales Managers Fail

Steven Rosen

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. Welcome to Steven’s Top 10.

Sales management – it’s all about the time

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. Front-line sales managers are the “pivotal job” for improving sales productivity. The bad news is too many front-line sales managers in too many companies are still spending too much time on low priority tasks. Sales Calls.

Sales Managers Don’t Produce Revenue, Sales People Do!

Partners in Excellence

Unless you are a sales manager with your own territory (which is an untenable position), you don’t produce revenue. Yes, you are measured on revenue and results, but you are not responsible for producing revenue, your people are! It’s an important point that too many in sales management don’t understand. Our people are responsible/accountable for producing revenue. How effectively to they manage and use their time?

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?

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 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?

What Makes a Good Sales Manager Great?

Pipeliner

Frequently I am asked by management teams to attend their sales meetings, to give feedback, and to participate in how my customers are developing their revenue engines. Recently, I’ve sat back to consider what makes a good sales manager great. A manager’s primary role is to develop the sales rep. The sales rep’s primary role is to develop the opportunity and win the business. Don’t just leave it up to your sales rep to “wing it.”

Sales Management, We Have a Problem

Pipeliner

The current level of sales management is failing companies. Average tenure of a sales leader has dropped from 26 months (bad) to 18 months (horrible). 80% plus want to meet with a sales person only after they have developed the need and a shortlist. of people say they trust very highly information from a sales person. This is not a problem of salespeople—it is a problem of sales leadership. Thus almost all sales solutions are people-based solutions.

Sales Managers: Focus on Employee Engagement

Pipeliner

What if you could boost the retention rates of your star performers, increase overall sales productivity, heighten levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, grow top line revenue AND improve bottom line profit margins? If you’re like most Sales Managers, the only reason you’re not doing this one thing is because you don’t know what it is… And even if you do know what it is, you don’t quite know how to do it. Sales become easier. Sales Management

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.

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

A Sales Managers Recipe: What Cooking in 2017

Your Sales Management Guru

A Sales Manager’s Recipe: What’s Cooking in 2017? Last week after presenting a keynote program called Gourmet Living, an attendee came up to me afterwards and discussed her challenges as a sales manager. Since my keynote program had been about creating a Menu for Your Life with many metaphors around cooking I started thinking about what her sales management recipe should be, for about 30 minutes we discussed a variety of ideas.

Improving Business Performance in 2018: 4 Stats That Impact Revenue

Sales Hacker

We have a broad spectrum of opinions from 422 enterprise-level executives and sales leaders worldwide. When revenue considerations that are top of mind for executives and managers, this study dives into ways sales performance is likely to be challenging or can be improved.

Sales Management – Sales Killer or Motivator?

Increase Sales

Those in sales management seem to fall into one of two roles that being sales killer or sales motivator. With many organizations needing revenue, the hurry up and sell appears to be quite common.

Sales Managers Need Coaching And Development Too!

Partners in Excellence

Virtually everything one reads about driving sales performance and productivity focuses on the sales person. 1000’s of books and articles provide endless advise to help improve sales people skills. Billions are spent on tools–again all aimed at the sales person.

5 Tips to a Clean, Profitable Sales Pipeline for Inside Sales Managers

Sales Hacker

This article takes you through 5 crucial tips to efficiently manage your sales pipeline. Before we jump right in, let’s define what a sales pipeline is. A sales pipeline is a systematic and visual representation of your sales process.

The 13 Best Sales Management Books Every Sales Manager Should Read

Hubspot Sales

You were an outstanding sales rep -- and now, as a sales manager, you’re eager to cultivate the same performance from your team members. We’ve rounded up the eight sales management books that every first-time manager should read. Best Sales Management Books.