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…

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How to Optimize Performance with Sales Enablement

Orchestrating Leadership

Last week, we talked about the seven elements of sales enablement and their interdependence for creating a far more effective strategy than sales training alone. This week, we will explore – how you can optimize your organization’s performance with Sales Enablement. To do so, we must establish that Sales Enablement is more than a strategy, it’s…

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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…

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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…

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Is Your Sales Enablement Strategy Built with Hay, Sticks, or Bricks?

Too often, sales enablement is loosely defined as sales training. That definition is a recipe for disaster. Many organizations invest in training and believe they have adequately invested in sales enablement. In contrast, other organizations invest in blended learning – both in-person and virtual – and think they have gone above and beyond to set…

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People-centric Coaching with Machine Learning

Coaching starts here...

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…

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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…

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When Data and Stories Collide: Leveraging Human Connectivity to Close

Data Storytelling

Sales professionals throughout history have leveraged their power to persuade as the determinant in the close of just about every deal. I mean, unless a product or service is legitimately one of a kind, the difference between one company and another who are offering some variation of, or maybe even the exact same version of…

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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…

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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…

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