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conference archives

Conference Archives • Coaching, Leadership Development

Developing a Change-Ready Sales Culture

October 24, 2012

Sales organizations are change-intensive environments. Continually challenged to be more productive, sales forces must also adapt to quick-moving customer, competitor, and market changes. Many sales leaders attempt to manage change from a reactive posture: playing catch-up with market demands, or

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conference archives

Conference Archives • Strategy & Planning, Leadership Development

Leading the High Growth Sales Organization

October 24, 2012

Leading sales teams in a high-growth environment requires a unique combination of skills and an adaptable, flexible management style. In this panel discussion we explore critical management issues confronting leaders at different levels in high growth sales organizations.   Panelists

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conference archives

Conference Archives • Leadership Development, Recruiting & Selection

Building a Winning Sales Management Team

October 24, 2012

While top performing salespeople are key for any successful sales organization, great sales managers can be worth even more. First-line sales managers are the critical link between front-line salespeople, customers, and the company, making them pivotal in sales force success.   Sales

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conference archives

Conference Archives • Strategy & Planning, Leadership Development

Sales Leadership’s Performance Management Tightrope: Balancing Short-Term Targets and Long-Term Goals

October 24, 2012

Sales leaders face extraordinary pressure to balance two competing demands: short-term volume and profit expectations, and the long-term challenge of supporting sustainable growth. Balancing these usually involves some form of “smoothing’ results – moderating the highest peaks,

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conference archives

Conference Archives • Coaching, Leadership Development

Jump Starting New Sales Manager Performance: Case Study and Best Practices

October 24, 2012

An effective and fully staffed sales management corps is vital to sales organization productivity, but few organizations adequately prepare leaders for the sales manager role. Without a reliable source of field-ready sales managers, organizations must delay staffing in order to find capable manag

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Webcast

Webcast • Coaching, Sales Force Roles, Leadership Development, First Line Sales Management

Sales Manager Coach Thyself: The Development Strategy That Dooms Sales Forces to Fail

August 20, 2012

In recent years, the front-line sales manager has come into focus as a key point of leverage in the sales force. In particular, organizations are trying to improve their sales managers’ ability to coach their reps to higher performance. But what about sales managers themselves - who is coac

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Webcast

Webcast • Strategy & Planning, Leadership Development, Sales Operations, Sales Transformation, Sales Training, Analytics

Operating Priorities of High Growth Sales Organizations

July 13, 2012

Miller Heiman’s annual study of sales organizations measures what separates “World Class” sales organizations from others. In this Sales Management Association webcast, Miller Heiman’s Joe Galvin details 12 best practice initiatives that characterize World Class sales orga

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Force Roles, Leadership Development, Recruiting & Selection

Best Practices in Sales Human Capital Management

July 12, 2012

Two-thirds (or more) of sales organization's total spend goes to compensate sales personnel, but how much do sales organizations really focus on the human resources they invest in? In fact, many sales organizations have a fragmented approach to people related processes, unlinked to a comprehe

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Process Management, Leadership Development, Selling Effectiveness, Sales Training, Social Media

Thought Leadership as Sales Strategy

June 15, 2012

Building a Sales Force That Customers Find Credible

Sales organizations competing in increasingly commoditized markets seek ways to elevate the sales conversation, sell higher in the organization, and participate earlier in the buying cycle. In short, they seek entirely new ways of engaging prospects. Similarly, buyers are looking for new way

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Webcast

Webcast • Leadership Development, First Line Sales Management, Sales Training

Training Sales Managers: Best Practices

November 03, 2011

Sales managers can have an outsized impact on the sales organization’s performance. Why then, do so many companies invest so little in sales manager training? Firms that skimp on sales manager training forgo a critical opportunity to impact overall sales force effectiveness. In this Sal

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