Effective Sales Management Is Emotion Management

Effective Sales Management Is Emotion Management

You’ve hired a good salesperson but the reality is you’ve also hired a human being. And even really good human beings bring faults and blind spots that will need to be addressed. (Anyone reading this married, in a serious relationship or raising children?) If you want...
Is it Time to “Argo” Your Sales Team?

Is it Time to “Argo” Your Sales Team?

“Argo” is the 2012 movie about a high-stakes rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. Ben Affleck stars as CIA operative Tony Mendez, who is charged with getting these diplomats out of the country safely. They do so by pretending to be...
3 Ways to Make a Sales Comeback

3 Ways to Make a Sales Comeback

Tiger Woods produced one of the greatest comebacks in sports history last week, winning the Masters. It was his first win at a major in 11 years. Many, including Woods, counted him out of the game after public scandals rocked his golden image and four back surgeries...
Is Self-Absorption Affecting Sales Success?

Is Self-Absorption Affecting Sales Success?

Is it possible that living in a selfie society is affecting sales results?Sales success? You know, that insatiable desire to take a picture of yourself–regardless of what you’re doing–and immediately post it on all the social media channels. The goal is to...
Perseverance, Resiliency and Revenues

Perseverance, Resiliency and Revenues

A few years ago, I was talking to a successful colleague who also is in the sales training business. Pete had just returned from an appointment where the purpose was to close a $100K deal. Upon arriving at the company, his supposed-to-be new client apologized and said...