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Is Your Onboarding On Straight?

Onboarding new sellers is an underrated factor in sales success. In fact, your speed in onboarding is one of the TOP ways you can impact your number this year (assuming you will hire a salesperson this year). What is Onboarding? We tend to think of onboarding in the traditional sense – making sure sellers are […]

Sales Managers: Talent Development IS the Work!

Sales managers, if you don’t make sales talent development your top priority, then you’re not really doing your job. There was a rather popular Forbes article a few months ago written by Shep Hyken, entitled, “57% Of Sales Reps Missed Their Quotas Last Year.” The main thrust of the article is to highlight what appears […]

Avoid the Echo Chamber

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The last presidential election in the United States brought created an awareness of “echo chambers.”  What is the sales version of the echo chamber? Where is the echo chamber most harmful to sales leaders?   And most importantly,what can you do about it? How can you avoid the echo chamber? An echo chamber is essentially a […]

The Best Managers are Unequal but Fair

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In my second job after college, I worked as a salesperson for a small professional services company.  One day, our best salesperson (not me, unfortunately) told us he was leaving. I didn’t understand it – Brad was killing it, and under our commission-heavy comp plan, he was making stratospheric money. When I asked him why, […]