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“You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure.” ~ Gordon B. HinckleyCompanies invest in all sorts of functions, programs, and initiatives under the auspice of sales force enablement. But,...

I’m passionate about all kinds of coaching, but what I really like to talk about is coaching sales leaders to get the most out of their teams. So of course I was excited when the 2016 CSO Insights Sales Best Practices Study revealed coaching to...

Living in Florida certainly has its advantages. Of course, I’m talking about the weather. What’s not to like having warm, sunny days for much of the year?Being a weather person here would probably be the easiest job in the world, outside of a couple of...

One of the key behaviors of world class organizations discovered by the 2016 CSO Insights Sales Best Practices Study was having an effective process in place for managing global accounts. This topic is really begging for attention because it’s so vital for sales leaders to...

Social selling is a hot topic, to the point where it seems like everyone is talking about it. OK, so let’s discuss.I think social engagement more accurately reflects what sellers are trying to do. It’s not about selling to customers or social marketing. It’s more...

When you think about it, baseball, in the eyes of its leaders, is a numbers game. Baseball statisticians record everything every player does, then analyze the results. They know the average of every hitter, how they fare against right- and left-handed pitching, how many home...

As we look at sales organizations through the CSO Insights annual Sales Best Practices Study (SBPS), we focus on metrics that drive revenue and, in turn, behaviors that drive metrics. Through that process, we are able to uncover key insights that help sales organizations become...

When I’m asked to offer advice on how to encourage and motivate sales professionals to sell more or service better, I always start with this: Have passion and compassion in everything you do.Creating business value is mandatory, but how you communicate with prospects and customers...

Do you know who your top sellers are? While it is important for any sales organization to identify their rain makers, is this really the most valuable piece of information you can have?When we examine sales organizations through the CSO Insights annual Sales Best Practices...

A main ingredient for building a successful sales organization is the ability to create lasting relationships with clients. You want your clients to have great experiences with your organization, and the only way to achieve this is to know how your clients think, feel and...