Posts Tagged ‘sales coaching’
How to Know If Your Team Is Producing The Intended Results
A sales leader must do more than just provide their team with the tools and resources they need to sell well. A sales leader must also ensure their team’s efforts are producing the intended results. Tracking a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is a good way to do this but how do you know…Read More
Undoubtedly The Best Managers Are Good Coaches.
It’s not uncommon to hear about the importance of good managers in the workplace. Google – being the innovator it is, wanted to prove that manager quality does not impact business performance. Enter “Project Oxygen.” Google’s People Innovation Lab analyzed how past performance appraisals, employee surveys, and interviews impacted performance. The result? Google’s…Read More
Beware the Big Bad Wolf – Misalignment is Killing Your Value
When Little Red Riding Hood arrived at her grandmother’s house – dinner basket in hand – she found the big bad wolf, dressed in a bonnet, a nightdress, and fuzzy slippers – with plans to make Little Red Riding Hood the dinner. Too often, Sales and Marketing find themselves in this exact situation misaligned –…Read More
People-centric Coaching with Machine Learning
Sales coaching can leave an indelible impact on an employee, organization, or culture. And organizations looking to create high performing sales teams are, year over year, turning to sales coaching to create a competitive advantage. In fact, 67% of companies who’ve had a formal sales coaching program in place for three years or more…Read More
Leveraging Human Connectivity to Gain Commitment
Last time, we got into why, as humans, we are attracted to great stories— which if you recall— involves a lot of biology! This time, we’ll discuss how to properly, effectively, relay, and relate data driven stories that will get reps closer to close. We should begin by stating that data without context, only tells…Read More
Top 3 Reasons Why Improvement Focused Feedback (IFF) Fails.
At some point in our professional lives, most of us have found ourselves on one, or both sides, of the feedback convo. When the feedback is great– you know, the kind that’s full of praise and validation– the person tasked to deliver and the recipient, come away feeling empowered and relieved. But what about when…Read More
5 Signs You Need to Invest in a Sales Enablement Strategy
You’ve heard us talk about sales enablement and why it’s important. There are many statistics to support our philosophy, but how do you know if you need it? What are the standout moments that make you realize it is time to invest in a sales enablement strategy? Sign #1: Customers are asking for more information…Read More
Why Coaching is Important in the Workplace
Coaching a team may that be a sports team or coaching your team in the workplace, is one of the most demanding yet rewarding jobs you will ever attempt. When it comes to the sports world, coaches assist athletes in developing and getting to their full potential. Coaches are responsible for training athletes by analyzing…Read More
How Do You Turn Sales Enablement Into A Profit Center?
Sales enablement is one of the most complex and common challenges facing businesses, and without a plan to achieve it, it can be a roadblock to the revenue growth of your company. Research has shown that Sales Reps only spend 37% of their time selling, with the rest devoted to non-revenue-generating activities. Now, of course,…Read More
Buyer Behaviors Have Changed—And Your Sales Reps Need to Adapt
One of the reasons that Sales Enablement exists is the constant transformation of customer buyer behaviors. Every touchpoint, every interaction between your sales team and your prospects is an opportunity to build a relationship or close a sale. However, if done ineffectively, it can negatively affect the relationship. Each of these different touch points cost…Read More