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The average tenure of a sales manager today is less than two years – actually, if the manager was promoted from within, because they were the most successful salesperson on the team, the average duration comes down to eighteen months.(Source: Chally) These statistics are quite shocking, but not surprising. This role has become the least secure in most organizations today, yet remains one of the most pivotal.
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The 5 Key Components of a Healthy Sales Organization — No, It’s Not The Pipeline [Note to CEO's and VP Sales]
Sales is hard. I say it all the time. In particular, running, leading and building sales teams is hard. But, just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we have to struggle. There are only five things that affect your ability to make your number and understanding what they are and how you fair in each of [...]...more
This Week’s Sales Team Development
Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen Woody Allen’s advice is pretty sound for salespeople as well, assuming you show up prepared. We acknowledge that sometimes you do just show up (or—hallelujah—a prospect calls you out of the blue) and you haven’t done any preparation for the sales call. It’s reasonable to suggest [...]...more
This Week’s How to Guide
You don’t have to know how electricity works in order to use it. You just have to know how to turn on or off whatever devices you want to use the runs on electricity. You don’t have to know how an automobile works in order to drive a car either. You don’t really need to [...]...more
This Week’s Leadership Skills
The way in which you behave as a manager and the approach you take will have a marked effect on your ultimate success or failure. Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives you more flexibility. It increases your options – and your chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural [...]...more