The Power of Stories and Sales Leadership

The Power of Stories and Sales Leadership

We’ve all heard the phrase that “knowledge is power.” But that phrase needs more: “Knowledge is power–when it is applied.” We don’t lack for information in a world with too much of it. What I see happening is the inability to apply the information. Sometimes...
Three Ways to Conduct a Great Sales Kickoff

Three Ways to Conduct a Great Sales Kickoff

Take a look at the word “kickoff.” It’s charged with excitement, anticipation, and energy. Now ask yourself if your upcoming sales kickoff will demonstrate that or fall into the “just another meeting” category. As a former vice president of sales, I can confidently...
Two Types of Salespeople to Avoid

Two Types of Salespeople to Avoid

“Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” This popular phrase has been attributed to Confucius. No, he wasn’t in sales, but his advice is great for the sales profession. Research shows that you will capture the mood, attitude, and beliefs of the...
Who Moved My Ironing Board?

Who Moved My Ironing Board?

How many of you are old enough to remember when you were really excited to have an ironing board in your hotel room? (How many of you even know what an ironing board is?) Today, an ironing board isn’t even considered a perk. Somebody moved the ironing board from a...