Category Archives: Results

One of the statistical pioneers of Moneyball, Paul DePodesta, spotted ‘the tendency of everyone who played baseball to generalize wildly from their own experience. People always thought that their own experience was typical when it wasn’t.’ Might the same be … Continue reading

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In Flat Army, Dan Pontefract outlines his take on why it’s important, today, for firms to become connected and engaged. In his view, it’s time to connect the dots between leadership, engagement, learning, technology, and collaboration as a path to … Continue reading

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With complex problems, like uncertain revenue results from a sales team, choosing the most effective path to better performance can be really hard. Proving, afterwards, that you chose wisely can be even harder. In their forthcoming book - Decisive - … Continue reading

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co-authored with John Holland, Co-founder, CustomerCentric Selling In a recent presentation for Corporate Visions, Scott Santucci of Forrester Research noted that  CEOs are increasingly worried that their selling systems are not adapting quickly enough to accommodate changing business strategies. In … Continue reading

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There’s a commonly held view that sales is a numbers game and success depends upon how hard Reps try. Most sales organizations measure day-to-day sales performance by counting activity. How many: calls were made, meetings were conducted, proposals were issued, … Continue reading

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Savvy sales managers constantly hunt for places where a little coaching can have a big impact on sales performance. The right metrics can function like coaching radar. Savvy sales coaches are just like saavy sports coaches. They use radar-like data … Continue reading

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As quarter-end approaches, reflections on what we’ve learned recently with implications for next quarter: 1/ ‘WHY’ IS THE KEY TO GAINING ACCESS In general, we’re seeing vendors with a sharply defined WHY gain access to new leads faster, and more … Continue reading

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The Alexander Group does an annual survey of sales leaders’ growth plans + tactics in conjunction with its Chief Sales Executives Forum. Amongst their findings for 2012: Sales leaders expect their firms’ growth to outpace economic growth in 2012 They … Continue reading

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