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It’s fashionable today for salespeople, particularly underperforming salespeople, to complain that they’re being micromanaged. In fact, many underperformers become master manipulators as a defense mechanism. As soon as managers get anywhere near sniffing around their activity level, these struggling sellers play the micromanager card. In my upcoming book, Sales Management. Simplified – The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your […]Continue reading
Last month I wrote a piece critiquing salespeople wearing logo shirts I was certain would cause many to throw rocks and call me names. Turns out every social share comment was positive and it ended up as my most popular post of the month. So, what do I know? Having said that, my confidence is a bit higher that […]Continue reading
Leading the team and creating a healthy sales culture are primary responsibilities of the sales manager. Very often, I’ll ask a vice president of sales or the sales manager how often they meet 1:1 with their people. And the typical answer sounds something like this: “I am in touch with every one of my people […]Continue reading
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” Hebrews 10:25 I’ve been working with several mid-size sales teams that brought the above verse to mind (albeit out of context). For a variety of reasons, none of these companies were holding any type […]Continue reading