The Entrepreneurial Sales Manager

Pipeliner

Condensed from a Pipeliner SalesChat Interview with Andy Gole Interview by John Golden Andy Gole has taught selling skills for over 20 years to over 90 clients in a variety of different industries and market conditions. Sales Management entrepreneurs sales management sales managers

STAR Results (Solutions That Achieve Results Inc.) Releases Global 2016 STAR Sales Manager Report

Steven Rosen

announces the release of its 2016 STAR Sales Manager Report which captures the opinions and perceptions from sales executives and leaders around the world on key skills and development priorities for sales managers.

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STAR Sales Managers Win More Sales

Steven Rosen

All companies want to win more sales. More sales equals greater profits. So why has winning more sales become the. The first place to start is by looking at your sales people and discerning why they are not performing. Are you developing your sales managers to be stars?

Four Common Destructive Sales Management Styles

Sales and Management Blog

I’ve had the privilege of working with many new managers whose company hired me to help them transition from seller to manager or to work with existing managers to become more effective. One of the recurring issues I’ve discovered is a misunderstanding of what a sales manager is. Although the manager may succeed in creating one or two clones, they will alienate the majority of their team and eventually there will be a breakdown of trust and cooperation.

To Become A Master Salesperson, Master NON Selling Skills.

Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Blog

To Become A Master Salesperson, Master NON Selling Skills. Tweet Share Everyone talks about “how to sell” Not me. In order to struggle less, you must begin to make the transition from “making a sale” to “creating a buying atmosphere.”

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?

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.

Top 20 Reasons Why Sales Managers Suck at Coaching

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan The latest interview between Jonathan Farrington, CEO of TopSalesWorld , and me is available here. We discussed why only 17% of all sales managers are effective at coaching and the conversation was very enlightening.

Guest Post: Top 20 Reasons Why Sales Managers Suck at Coaching

Jonathan Farrington

We discussed why only 17% of all sales managers are effective at coaching and the conversation was very enlightening. So why aren’t more sales managers effective at coaching salespeople? DNA – They don’t have the DNA to support effective sales coaching.

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.

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 managers – it’s what you say and how you say it

Sales Training Connection

Sales Managers – it’s what you say and how you say it. A hallmark of a great sales manager is being a good communicator. For example, front-line sales managers are the critical screens through which messages travel from top management to the sales team.

Sales Managers: Are You Encouraging This Bad Behavior?

The Sales Hunter

Are your salespeople spending too much time cruising the internet in a way that is robbing them from selling? Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills sales leader sales leadership sales management sales manager time management time waster

Sales Tips: Telling vs. Asking

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Telling vs. Asking. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Stop Clinging to Old Approaches

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Stop Clinging to Old Selling Approaches. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: 2 Costly Mistakes Sellers Make with Pricing

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: 2 Costly Mistakes Sellers Make with Pricing. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Buyer's Bill of Rights

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: The Buyer's Bill of Rights. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

VIDEO SALES TIP: Best Way to Engage a Sales Manager in the Process

The Sales Hunter

A sales manager can help tremendously if they occasionally go on sales calls with their salespeople. I call this the “four-legged sales call.” ” Problem is too managers won’t do this at all — or when they do it, they do it wrong.

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Sales Tips: 3 Things Sellers Should Now at Mid-year

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: 3 Things To Do Now at Mid-year If You Want to Make Your Number. By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling®.

5 Reasons You Don’t Want to be a Sales Manager

The Sales Hunter

It is time to get it out on the table and say once and for all that if you are a sales manager, you are in a dead-end position. If you are a salesperson and you want to be promoted to a sales manager position, it’s time to change your thinking.

Sales Tips: Don't Limit Benefits to Just One Perspective

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Don't Limit Benefits to Just One Perspective. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: A Business Case for Business Cases

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Deferring Test Drives. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Understand Payback Before Product

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Understand Payback Before Product. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

52 Sales Management Tips: New eBook!

The Sales Hunter

It’s called 52 Sales Management Tips – The Sales Manager’s Success Guide , and it’s for sales executives, sales managers and small business owners. 52 Sales Management Tips The Sales Managers Success Guide is available at Amazon.com.

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Sales Tips: WHY Should Buyers Buy from You?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: WHY Should Buyers Buy from You? By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

10 Questions Every Manager/Leader Needs to Ask Themselves Regarding Sales and Customers

The Sales Hunter

10, @ 11 AM PST, for a Salesforce webinar High-Profit Selling: How Leaders Impact Their Teams’ Success. I will discuss in depth what management can do NOW to stop blocking sales and start creating sales. (If you can’t join me live, still sign […].

Sales Tips: Seller Opinions vs. Buyer Opinions

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: "Solutions" - Your Buyer's Opinion or Yours? By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Give Skilled Craftsmen Better Tools

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Give Skilled Craftsmen Better Tools. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: How Being Proactive Works In Your Favor

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How Being Proactive Works In Your Favor. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: How to Handle Stale Proposals

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: A Better Way to Handle Stale Proposals. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: 5 Tips for Better Responding to "What do you sell?"

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: What Do You Sell? By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®. 5 Tips for a Better Response.

Sales Tips: There's No Shortcut to Sales Improvement

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: There's No Shortcut to Sales Improvement. By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Key to Creating Urgency with Buyers

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How to Establish Urgency with Your Prospects and Accelerate Buying Decisions. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Your Pipeline is Plugged and It’s Hurting Your Sales

The Sales Hunter

Everyone wants a full sales pipeline. There’s not a sales manager in the world who isn’t continually beating up their sales team to get more into their pipeline. It doesn’t matter what you put into your sales pipe that counts! Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting lead leads pipeline prospect prospecting sales pipeline

Sales Tips: How to Think Like Your Customer

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How to Think Like Your Customer. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: Reducing Churn with SaaS Renewals

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Reducing Churn with SaaS Renewals. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

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.

Sales Tips: When IS a Good Time for Training?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: When IS a Good Time for Training? By Frank Visgatis, President/COO, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: The What and Why of Sales Process

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: What IS a Sales Process and WHY Is It Important? By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Sales Tips: A Deadly Approach to Initial Meetings

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Avoid the "People Like Me" Mentality in Initial Buyer Meetings. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.