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Data Analysis on the Impact Managers Have Motivating Salespeople

Posted by Carole Mahoney  9/23/18 7:30 PM

 

There is a lot that goes into effective sales coaching, but the research and results are real and measurable. Yet, even though coaching is where half of a sales managers time should be spent, there is little to no formal training and coaching on how to coach in the sales context.

But even if it was an ideal world, and all sales managers were superhero sales coaches, it still wouldn't make the impact you want without the necessary motivation and accountability. Because without them, salespeople will say; “Yes, you are right! I will do that…” but then, they almost never will.

If there's no motivation, there is no change.

So what does the data and research tell us about how to motivate salespeople?

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Topics: sales analysis, sales leadership

3 Sales Leaks CEOs Can't Afford to Ignore

Posted by Carole Mahoney  7/12/17 5:15 PM

I was recently asked if summer was a slow season for me. Having worked with startup CEOs, small business owners, and enterprise executives for the past decade, summer is when the busy season is just starting. It surprised me that I hadn’t really noticed it before, and when I started to wonder why I realized - it’s probably because when we set goals for ourselves, it's hard to ignore the halfway mark of the year when you are barely getting there, or falling further and further behind.

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Topics: sales analysis, sales development

How are sales lost to no decision?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/10/17 4:35 PM

This was the topic on this week’s #livesaleslab and it was inspired from several different places. First, from sales people asking us, “Why do my prospects disappear after the proposal?”. Then from current clients wondering, “Where is the best place to look to find some immediate sales?” And then also from coaching conversations where sales people were struggling to talk with decision makers, uncover urgency, and find budget.

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Topics: sales analysis, sales development

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