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Sales enablement may be a fast growing discipline, but still only 33 percent of organizations have a formal sales enablement program or function in place, according to data from CSO Insights. While that’s a big improvement from 2013 (19.3 percent of organizations had one) just...

In a recent blog post, Debunking Millennial Sales Myths, I discussed how misconceptions about millennial sellers are not only annoying, but dangerous. Based on the feedback we’ve received on this series about millennials, it’s evident that most readers aren’t drowning in Millennial Mania, but crave...

Finding the right talent to do the right job at the right place and at the right time takes skill. And a lot of practice.Just ask Sean Dwyer, captain of the Brenna A, one of the crab fishing boats featured on the TV show Deadliest...

Remember when sales professionals were the “special” ones whose compensation included an upside? The pay-for-performance trend emerged in popularity several years ago, and is showing no indication of losing steam. In fact, Mercer reports 89 percent of companies link performance and pay.Pick up virtually any...

Most sales leaders set up sales enablement initiatives to support selling something, whether it be a product or a service. Unfortunately, this is all too common – sales leaders focus on short-term gains rather than transformational change leading to long-term success.Here’s the main drawback: when...

One of the best aspects of watching Deadliest Catch is watching how the captains deal with issues that crop up when they’re out fishing for crab on the Bering Sea. Sometimes they handle these challenges with a temper tantrum, and other times they view it...

Raise your hand if you’re drowning in “Millennial Mania!” You’re not alone. With millennials expected to reach 50 percent of the workforce by 2020, there is certainly a plethora of data and opinions about how this generation will perform. Unfortunately, there are also a lot...

Sales and service, previously distinct and sometimes warring functions, are converging to create greater customer success. Although this resource realignment is often attributed to the pivot to subscription revenue from Software as a Service (SaaS), it may also be a natural response to the customer’s...

We know relevant, vibrant learning helps keep the sales engine fine-tuned and humming efficiently. What is relevant, vibrant learning? For starters, it’s applicable to real-world situations and doesn’t disrupt your company’s revenue flow. It is delivered to sales and service professionals where they are and...