Well are you? If I'm totally honest I think the standard of sales coaching by Sales Leaders is generally quite poor. That doesn't mean there aren't some amazing Sales Leaders out there using coaching to develop their teams and grow their sales...it's just that they are quite rare in my experience.

The language you use with others and to yourself has a massive impact on your results. If you keep saying things are challenging...guess what, it will be challenging! You're instructing your mind to expect challenging...so that's the experience it delivers.

When I work with Sales Leaders the conversation ultimately turns to what they don't get around to doing with their sales team. Most of the activities are really important and the Sales Leader knows that. Is it not enough time? Is it procrastination? Or is it simply avoidance? Mostly it's avoidance because the activity generates negative feelings...and with negative mindset comes avoidance.

Thinking like an elephant is more common than you realise. Last week I shared my thoughts on your automatic patterns as a Sales Leader. Today I want to share how these patterns are created...and how that relates to thinking like an elephant.

Your psychological patterns as a Sales Leader are automatic. They spring into action whenever a specific trigger occurs. They will vary dependant on the specific situation you are in...for example, your automatic patterns when with your top performers could be very different when with your under-performers.

What would your dream sales month be like? You'll have your own version of this but if you're after something interesting to do with your Sales Team then here's an easy exercise you can take them through to get them aligned with their goals and aspirations.

It's easy to consider your most challenging sales person a thorn in your side but these people often give us the biggest opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Resetting yourself is an important aspect of Sales Leadership if you are to perform at your very best. Your nervous system will only take so much pressure, stress, challenge, trauma and any other demands you have to deal with on a daily basis.

I attended an event this week where George Kinder was speaking about his new book A Golden Civilisation. He was captivating and passionate about creating a beautiful future for our planet and all its inhabitants.

We have greater access to personal development information than ever before...how to do practically anything you want, easier, quicker and more effectively.