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Musicians know it takes practice to perform at their peak. The authors of Practice Perfect stress that practice makes permanent - so you had better get it right. So, based on what we’ve been learning with our clients, here are … Continue reading

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co-written with John Holland, co-Founder, CustomerCentric Selling Some reflections on lessons we’ve been learning from our buyer-guided approach to business development. First, most folks doing business development aren’t having nearly the success day-to-day that they think they’re having. Buyers are … Continue reading

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It’s been a good week. Time to reflect on some of the things we’ve seen and learned: new sales hires are a joy to work with. They’re curious. They’re motivated. They’re not easily discouraged by poor, early, results. More proof … 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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Recently had the pleasure of gaining John Holland’s perspectives on the keys to high performing sales teams. The titles of John’s best-selling books, in many ways, nicely summarize his thinking. CustomerCentric Selling and Re-Thinking the Sales Cycle. A summary of … Continue reading

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As 2011 draws to a close, time to reflect back on the over 6000 words I shared thru 18 blog posts this past year. They were, in the end, a window into the work of our clients. With a big … Continue reading

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Recently had the pleasure of reading Philippe LeBarron’s book on the habits and practices of top-performing sales managers. In his view, great sales managers make productive things happen. They do so through a unique combination of great people skills, and … Continue reading

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Recently had the pleasure of hearing Avinash Kaushik, the head of Google Analytics, share his views on the need to re-think (web) analytics. His perpsectives added resonance to Peter Nicholson’s contentions that we’ve become data rich and attention poor. Avinash’s … Continue reading

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