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Arming yourself with key industry data points, graphs, white papers and a 40-slide deck would, intuitively, position you strategically to proactively address every concern or question executives may have during key C-Suite meetings. The key phrase being, “questions the executive might have.”  Sales leaders are...

A good sales professional will tell you the key to success is getting access to executives. That’s true to a certain degree, but there’s more to it than just reaching the C-Suite – those who make the buying decisions. Getting access is important, but it’s...

As discussed in our introduction to the “Winning at the Executive Level Blog Series,” overcoming obstacles with your sales teams to secure meeting time at the executive level requires careful navigation and commitment for the buying and the selling organization. Earning and retaining credibility are...

I recently read a blog post by Jonathan Farrington on what he calls “Running Away and Running Towards” personalities. Those with a “Running Away” personality have a hard time getting out of bed each morning, choosing immediate gratification in terms of more sleep. People with...

How important is executive level selling to your business? How effective is your team during that vital time once it’s secured? What are the most significant barriers encountered in securing and conducting persuasive and productive interactions with the C-Suite and how do you overcome them?We know...

Landlines, books, postage stamps, greeting cards, taxis: What do these products (and the companies that sell them) have in common?Obsolescence! (Taxis gave it away, right?)Meanwhile, Apple’s market capitalization is $758 billion dollars, twice that of the next company on the list, Alphabet/Google at $500 billion....

We recently discussed innate traits and how they drive performance. So let’s take it to the next level – how do you know if a candidate possesses certain traits that are more prone to drive performance in your organization?Most of us, as we look at...

This is going to sound counterintuitive, so stay with me for a second: Talent is the one aspect in your sales and service organizations that cannot be developed.I can explain. First, when we study talent, we study the outliers – the high performers. We want...

How you sell is a more sustainable competitive differentiator, than what you sell. You can see this in action as you move up the relationship level pyramid.Let me explain. When you reach the highest level, you have a complete grasp on your customer, their industry...