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How to Choose the Best Sales Assessment for Your Company

Finding the Best Sales Assessment for Your Team You are looking at your sales stats for the past quarter, and are realizing that things did not go as well as you had hoped. After spending some time reviewing what could possibly have led to these lackluster sales, you have finally come to determine that the basis of your sales problems is your sales team. But you thought these salespeople would be fabulous? They performed so well in their interviews and you felt very strongly that they would give your company the boost you were looking for to take things to
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Sales Management

The Magic in Managing a Multigenerational Sales Team [Guest Post]

Many Sales Managers describe themselves as leaders, motivators, coaches, mentors, perhaps even friends of the people whom they manage. At the end of the day, the job is straightforward: focus time and attention on optimizing the performance of each member of the team. Managing sales people can be difficult. If a “team” is a group of individuals aligned for a common goal, why does the concept seem to break down in the context of sales? Why does it feel like sales professionals so often operate autonomously, more focused on their own performance instead of the overall performance of the team?
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Sales Interviewing & Hiring

4 Mistakes Managers Make When Building a Sales Team

As a sales manager, you want to build a strong sales team to ensure your organization continues to grow and succeed. Unfortunately, many managers continue to make the same hiring and team building mistakes—mistakes that could be easily avoided. With that in mind, let us start by going over a few common mistakes managers make when building a sales team. Then, we will look at how you can avoid making those costly mistakes. 4 Mistakes Managers Make When Building a Sales Team 1.   Hiring With Your Intuition Interviewing several different sales candidates can be a tedious and time-consuming process. One
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Sales Management

How to Help Your Team Break Through Their Top 3 Sales Barriers

As a Sales Manager, you want things to run smoothly for your sales team. Unfortunately, there are several barriers that may get in the way of your salespeople’s success. But as with many challenges, there are ways around (or even through) them if you have a plan of attack. With that in mind, here are three sales barriers you may encounter and how you can lead your team past these obstacles. 3 Common Barriers to Your Sales Team’s Success 1.   The Fear of Being Rejected One of the most common barriers for salespeople (and many other people) is the fear
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Sales Management

7 Tips to Keep Your Sales Team Happy and Productive

It is a top priority of successful sales managers, directors and VPs to make sure their sales teams are happy. Why is that? Because a happy sales team is a productive sales team, and the success of your business often hinges on your team’s productivity. With that in mind, let’s go over a few tips that will help you keep your salespeople happy and ready to crush their sales goals. How to Ensure Your Sales Team is Happy 1. Use an effective onboarding process A salesperson’s first impression of your company often becomes their lasting impression. In other words, if
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Sales Management

5 Inspiring Habits of a Successful Sales Mentor

Is your sales team running at its highest level? If not, it may need a strong, confident sales mentor to kick it into high gear. It is essential that every great sales manager, director or vice president develop a few key habits that will help cultivate growth and success for their team. Let us go over some of those habits and how they can help your sales team flourish. The Habits that Define a Stellar Sales Leader 1.   Waking up early Waking up early is not an easy habit to develop, but it is one thing that many successful leaders
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