It seems that every day, more and more research appears that touts the benefits of sales coaching. One recent study even found that firms with well-implemented sales coaching strategies grew revenue nearly 17 percent faster than those without. So, by now we all know we need to start coaching. But, do you know how to […]
By now it’s no secret that proper sales coaching is crucial to the success of a sales team. In fact, experts say that “the most important role of the manager is that of sales coach.” Implementing sales coaching within your organization can bring dramatic improvements in performance. But, sometimes it is easier said than done. To help […]
Hiring the right sales rep can be difficult. The selection process is costly and time-consuming. Selecting the wrong person to add to your team is even more expensive, by the time you consider the cost of compensation, recruitment costs, and training expenses. After you’ve invested 3-4 months to find the “right” candidate, onboarding and sales coaching […]
Hermann Ebbinghaus’ research shows that learners forget up to 50% of what they are taught in just 24 hours and that ongoing repetition dramatically increases retention. Coaching is a great way to provide your sales team with ongoing repetition in short sessions. Unfortunately a survey by the Sales Management Association revealed that 77% of firms say […]
Sales enablement helps sales leaders achieve higher quota attainment, more revenue, higher sales velocity, and increased lead conversion rates. Since your organization can no longer afford to avoid sales enablement, we’ve included five ways tips to help you quickly get your sales enablement program up and running. 1. Sales Enablement Isn’t Training nor Coaching Training […]
Sales analytics can give sales leaders valuable insight into both reps’ activities and the outcomes of those activities. Having that visibility can empower leaders to do a far better job of coaching reps to success. But analytics can also be used to help coaches improve their own performance. For our latest eBook, we asked some sales […]
Investments in sales management training has soared over the last two decades, with U.S. corporations alone spending $15 billion each year, according to the Harvard Business Review. With such high amounts being spent, businesses are understandably keen to measure their return on those investments. However, the ROI on this type of training is more difficult […]
We’ve all probably heard Peter Drucker’s famous quote “If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.” One of the biggest mistakes sales leaders make is not tracking enough metrics. The days of waiting to see who hits and misses their quota should be long gone by now. The reason why? There’s just not time to wait. In […]
Ask yourself a question: how many of your sales reps are truly selling at their full potential? Sure, you may have reps that are hitting quota, even some outstanding reps on your team. But what if every member of your sales team could book even more meetings, close more deals and drive more revenue? As a […]
Even LeBron James was a rookie once. But before he ever played a professional game, I remember hearing stories that experts thought that, in high school, he was as good as Michael Jordan was at that age. Sure, you can’t always predict who will pan out to be an all-star (a lot of experts had high hopes […]
What qualities make sales leaders successful? There are several different ways to successfully lead a sales team. Some sales managers are like drill sergeants, the ultimate task masters set on transforming each sales rep into a singular, elite force. Other sales managers lead from the trenches, taking calls right along with SDRs, and taking the […]
Not long ago, when we were putting together our eBook The Complete Guide to Inside Sales Analytics, I reached out to several sales experts and asked them what they thought the most underrated sales metric was. One of the sales leaders I spoke with was Doug Landis, VP of Sales Productivity over at Box. He mentioned that not nearly enough sales […]