Dave Stein lays down five fundamental rights for salespeople and their first-line managers. It's a post worth reading if you're serious about providing quality training to your sales organization. "You have the right to be: Assessed for your individual strengths and weaknesses, Educated and trained in areas where you need...Read more
We’re looking forward to our upcoming workshop in Chicago, Mastering Sales Management. Held in conjunction with DePaul University’s Center for Sales Leadership, the workshop will feature speakers from The Sales Management Association and Vantage Point Performance. The workshop offers an advanced survey of competencies shared by high performing sales leaders,...Read more
Everything, Including the Kitchen Sink In today’s computer-enabled workforce, information technology has become as integral to a world-class sales effort as are great products and superior salespeople. Customer relationship management, sales force automation, Internet sites, communication platforms, and other applications are now the mission-critical infrastructure that links buyers to sellers...Read more
To understand the key changes and new trends in line-of-business sales, I’ve had plenty of interesting discussions with sales managers at different levels in the past year. It’s clear from these conversations that revenue, profit, and reliable forecasts are still the top KPIs for measuring the success of sales executives....Read more
Matrix Partners' David Skok recently presented at Boston's Lean Startup Circle on "Building a Sales and Marketing Machine." His insights, captured in this blog post and this SlideShare presentation deck, focus on customer acquisition, and utilize mostly B2C web-based business examples. But the larger insights apply to B2B sales organizations...Read more

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