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Research • Coaching, Selling Effectiveness

Research Brief: Salesperson Development Priorities

March 29, 2017

  Two questions underlie every firm’s efforts to build a successful sales force: “What qualities make salespeople successful?” and “How do we develop these qualities?” This research identifies how organizations answer these two fundamental questions. Most im

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Research • Coaching, Selling Effectiveness, Sales Training

Research Brief: Investments in Salesperson Skill Development

January 25, 2017

  Sales forces are change-intensive organizations. With each new shift in market demand or buyer preference, sales organizations may change sales messaging, sales performance expectations, or job descriptions; in some cases, firms may even recast fundamental assumptions of how their sale

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Research • Coaching

Research Brief: Supporting Sales Coaching

December 04, 2015

Our latest research on sales coaching

  Although sales coaching’s importance and impact is widely acknowledged, coaching initiatives remain poorly supported in most sales organizations. Time and resource intensive, management’s coaching focus is too easily diminished by competing priorities, inconsistent practice

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Research • Coaching, First Line Sales Management, Sales Training

Research Brief: Sales Onboarding Practices

February 12, 2015

  When they work, onboarding programs improve salesperson productivity and new hire success rates, which can profoundly impact overall sales organization performance. Yet onboarding approaches vary in scope, intensity, and outcomes across firms. This study offers a survey of onboarding p

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Research • Coaching, Sales Performance Management

Management's Sales Coaching Impact

November 04, 2014

  Sales coaching remains a hot topic among sales effectiveness leaders. Our audience shows a persistent interest in sales coaching practice – the coaching approaches managers are using to affect meaningful change in their sales organizations. This research study examines sales mana

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Conference Archives • Coaching

Motivating Salespeople - What Really Works

October 25, 2012

Keynote Presentation 2012 Sales Force Productivity Conference

No sales force consists entirely of stars; sales staffs are usually made up mainly of solid performers, with smaller groups of laggards and rainmakers. Though most compensation plans approach these three groups as if they were the same, research shows that each is motivated by something different

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Conference Archives • Sales Process Management, Coaching, Sales Operations

Rethinking Sales Pipeline Management

October 25, 2012

Keynote Presentation 2012 Sales Force Productivity Conference

Pipeline management describes a sales organization’s approach to qualifying, quantifying, prioritizing, and pursuing opportunities. Manage the pipeline well and good things happen: forecasts are more accurate, resources are deployed more efficiently, and sales force productivity increases.

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Conference Archives • Coaching

Coaching Implementation Best Practices

October 25, 2012

There’s been a coaching gold rush of sorts over the past few years. Discouraged by traditional training’s meager returns, and attracted by coaching’s promise of performance improvement, hundreds of sales forces have initiated coaching projects.   Coaching’s ea

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Conference Archives • Coaching, Leadership Development

Retooling Sales Management to Drive Sales Force Change

October 25, 2012

Sales organizations confront large-scale change initiatives on a regular basis. First-line sales managers are essential to implementing meaningful, sustainable change, particularly in large organizations. This panel discussion explores how firms are implementing sales force-wide change through a

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Conference Archives • Coaching, Leadership Development

Elevating Sales Leadership and Coaching through Whole Brain Thinking

October 24, 2012

Despite performing at the highest level, professional athletes still depend on coaches for continuous improvement. Similarly, salespeople – even great salespeople – can elevate their skills and performance through coaching. Effective sales coaches must critically observe performance,

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