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Leadership is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice

Here are three things a leader must do to be a good leader: Direction, Focus and Motivation. Everybody at one point in their life has the chance to be a leader and lead a team of individuals, whether it is at work, in the community. Here are three things a leader must do to be […]

Make it FUN!

As the old saying goes…all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy SO make it FUN to be in your sales team. This is No 7 of my 7 Principles that underpin a successful high performing sales team. Adding fun into a work environment has a positive impact in so many ways… – […]

How self-belief and confidence skyrockets sales skills!

How self-belief and confidence skyrockets sales skills! How is it that self-belief and confidence sky rockets sales skills…even when sales skills are limited? It’s because believing you can…results in achievement. So let’s dive a bit deeper into Principle 4 of my 7 Principles that underpin a successful high performing sales team! In my experience people […]

Coaching your Sales Team increases sales!

Coaching your sales team increases sales! Coaching your sales team is the best way to increase sales. Not only that…it increases motivation, proactivity, self-belief/confidence….and is the No 3 Principle in my 7 Principles that underpin a high performing sales team. One of the most common behaviours I see in Sales Leaders… and the most challenging […]

Why Sales People need to feel valued!

It’s so important that your sales people feel valued by you as their leader and more widely by the organisation. Why? Because by failing to acknowledge the positives they bring to the table…you are violating one of the most common values a human being holds…to feel significant! That’s why this principle is No.2 of my […]

The 7 Principles that underpin a successful high performing sales team!

The 7 Principles that underpin a successful high performing sales team! In my experience there are 7 principles that underpin a successful high performing sales team. They are often missing when I start to work with an underperforming sales team and my mission is ensure they are firmly in place by the end of my […]

One Question to Improve Your Career

In a 2006 Harvard Business Review article about the psychology of salespeople, the author compared the mind of the sales professional to that of the professional gambler. There are some key similarities between the two. Both operate in a binary environment of winning (closing the sale/winning the jackpot) and losing (customer rejection/financial losses). But, the […]

Cloud-based phone system can increase the sales and productivity of your business

A cloud-based business phone system is uniquely suited to meet your business’ needs. This is especially important today with remote workers, BYOD policies, and changing needs. When you switch to a cloud-based system you’ll have a multi-line solution that’s both flexible and cost-efficient. It’s also easily adaptable for your staff’s needs. All of this is […]

Tapping Into the Middle Sixty

How to Motivate the Average Performer In the early 1900s, economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 80% of Italy’s wealth was held by 20% of its population. In business, the Pareto Principle has come to describe how 80% of a company’s sales will often be derived from just 20% of its customer base, and how 80% […]

3 Keys to a Successful Channel Incentive Program

For companies that go to market via indirect channels, motivating the sales reps that do not directly work for them can be a challenge. As such, many companies have a channel incentive program in place to try to increase lift. The effectiveness of these programs, however, varies based on the way they are executed. For […]