Posts Tagged ‘sales management’
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
What Organizations Fail to Consider About Sales Enablement
Most businesses know the importance of having a strong sales organization. Despite this, many companies struggle to make the connection between enabling their sales team to perform at a high level. Creating a sales enablement organization can feel like a daunting task because businesses struggle to define it, making implementing equally challenging. Here is what…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
How to Effectively Invest in a Sales Enablement Ecosystem
Research shows that sales enablement works. More than 75% of companies using sales enablement tools reported that their sales increased over the past 12 months, with nearly 40% seeing a growth of more than 25%. Not only that, but 29% of companies that surpassed revenue targets and 72% that exceeded them by 25% or more – have actively implemented…Read More
How AI Can Reduce Unconscious Bias, So Organizations Can Thrive
Artificial intelligence has the power to reduce unconscious bias out of the performance management process; providing accurate insights into team members’ capabilities so that managers can customize coaching that elevates team performance. “Unconscious bias – judgments and behaviors toward others that we’re not aware of – is everywhere in our lives,” says an article in…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
Sales Kickoff Meetings: Do This, and Please Stop…
As many organizations’ 2019 fiscal year comes to a close, hundreds of planning teams and committees are going through dry runs & final preparations for their Sales Kickoff (SKO). It’s a great time to establish a cadence for the new fiscal year. The main objectives are motivating your sales reps, managers, and leaders; laying…Read More
Three Reasons Why Traditional Sales Training Fails?
Traditional sales training can suck! That’s right, we’ve said it. Your new hires sitting in training right now are probably thinking it, your tenured sellers have written it in stone, and the national sales meeting committee is probably drinking because of it. If you decide not to read any further than this, we bet you…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