Articles

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Article by , May 3, 2018

Administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity.


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Do you manage by opinion, by experience, or by fact?

Article by , May 2, 2018

A lot of your time as a manager/leader should be looking at data to determine if there is a need to improve performance.  But how many managers do this?  For many leaders, managing this way will be a change.  A change, that when made well, will promote improved performance results.


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Unsticking What’s Stuck

Article by , April 29, 2018

Stuck deals aren’t just ones that haven’t closed yet. They’re the ones that have gone from being stalled to becoming uncertain and are at risk of falling into a black hole…


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The Amazon Effect Remains Hot

Article by , April 27, 2018

Our marketing guru asked whether we should start talking about other topics aside from the Amazon Effect since there are a vast number of key topics occurring in manufacturing and distribution, and she wondered if it was becoming stale (and it’s her job to make us look at timely as possible). The answer came in […]


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The Power of Perseverance

Article by , April 26, 2018

Leaders achieve success through their talent, intelligence, flexibility and wisdom. Those who overcome the odds often point to an even more powerful trait: perseverance.


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How to Introduce Yourself Quickly

Article by , April 24, 2018

Sometimes you have to introduce yourself in 60 seconds or less. This type of introduction is not your “elevator speech” – it’s a brief introduction only long enough to outline the basics.  For example, at some networking events, everyone sits around a large table and then each person stands and gives a 30-second introduction,  including name and business. Or sometimes, when a group of several people is giving a presentation to company executives who might not know them, they start with each person coming forward and doing a quick introduction, including name, department, function and location. Despite how easy a quick introduction may be, people often stumble over it by forgetting to include something, not making eye contact with the audience, mumbling, speaking too softly or fidgeting while speaking. Here are guidelines to remember when doing a quick introduction:


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Close 12 Times More Sales than Your Competition

Article by , April 23, 2018

Technology in sales is not a solution to a problem. It’s a means of solving a problem, and it hinges critically on how well you apply it as one part of your revenue generation system. Do it wrong and you’re spinning your wheels. Do it right and you‘ll sell to more customers in a way that’s faster and more effective.


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Establish a Culture of Trust

Article by , April 23, 2018

Leaders develop trust (defined as “relying on others to do the right thing”) after observing people’s character and behavior over time and gaining confidence in them. They earn trust by consistently displaying personal integrity, accountability and concern for others.


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Why Workshops are Bad for Salespeople

Article by , April 23, 2018

I’ve worked directly with sales pros for a long time, helping them become top-ranked in their field. And one of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that most of them struggle to apply new concepts and practices if there’s a lack of context. Scenarios that get presented at workshops are too abstract or too distant for them.


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