Creating a Culture of Accountability in Sales

As a Sales Leader you have to create a culture of accountability – everyone across the organization has to be accountable for their own performance and results. What is Accountability?  “It is a force that provides rewards or consequences for actions. A leader imposes the consequences for failing

The Process for Effective Sales Execution

John Wooden who is one of the greatest sports coaches of all time said “Don’t mistake activity and achievement“. And Lou Gerstner, a former CEO of IBM who turned IBM’s fortunes around, similarly instructed – “Don’t confuse activity with results“.  Being busy and making an effort doesn’t mean

How to Train Your Sales Team Quickly – Top Free Resources

What This Is: Unified Training Knowledge Hub for the sales team All the key info for sales training at your fingertips Understanding Our Customers, Their Challenges / Needs, How They Decide Our Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) Our Target Buyer Persona Unique Value Proposition Elevator Pitch Our “Buyer-Focused” Prospecting

Getting More Sellers to Attain Quota

The other day I read an article from Michelle Vazzana at Vantage Point about “How to get more sellers to quota” and I wanted to summarize and add a few things. The focus is about coaching to activities because it is the seller’s activities that drive performance (i.e.

Coaching Sales Reps on Pipeline Prioritization

Pipeline Prioritization is a critical process for a Sales Manager to coach their reps – see “Sales Coaching on Pipeline Management and Sales Forecasting“. Here is what Sales Manager should coach reps to start by looking at these key factors in their pipeline: Opp Age or Duration in

What is an A-Player in Sales?

The term (or a portmanteau?) that we all hear a lot in sales management is “A-Player” and you typically hear it in “you should only hire A-Players”.  But what does that mean – what is the definition of an “A-Player” in sales? Here is a great definition –