I know my people…really?

I know my people…really?

Can you handle the truth? One refrain that we hear over-and-over again is that “I know my people.” It’s a statement made by owners and CEOs when we are discussing their sales force.  I heard it just the other day from the CEO of one of our...
Virtual Selling…Is Your Team You Ready?

Virtual Selling…Is Your Team You Ready?

Four questions leaders should ask about virtual selling COVID-19’s impact on society has been astounding. The effect on business to business (B2B) sales is transformational. Google the term “virtual selling,” and a seemingly endless list is returned....
I know my people…really?

Six Sales Questions for CEOs

We are only a month or so into the new year…and a new decade. Leaders everywhere are universally optimistic.  Should they be? Is your optimism justified? Fast forward 12 months.  What’s different? Will you have achieved your sales objectives? The research is clear, an...

I’ll Send an Email

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that has taken place.”  George Bernard Shaw During a recent coaching session for a large client, the room was filled with salespeople of various levels of experience and industry knowledge. Some of the...
Closing is Overrated

Closing is Overrated

Sales leaders are obsessed with closing.  Even movies elevate closing to a mythical status.  We’ve all heard the line, and maybe even implored our salespeople to, “Always be closing” (Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross). The “State of Inbound 2018” report, which...