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Angela Lee Duckworth recently noted that one of the keys to success is ‘grit’; the determination to stick with it. Invest the hard work that it takes to eventually reap the rewards of exceptional performance. In b2b sales, ‘grit’ means … Continue reading

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A South African colleague recently described to me the main difference he saw between b2b sales in South Africa vs. North America: the ‘politely impolite’ buyer in North America. In his view, buyers in North America won’t say no for … Continue reading

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Jill Konrath’s perspectives on selling with impact are always worth noting. In an on-line interview, a few years ago, she was asked: ‘what’s the one thing Reps need to do more of to be successful.’ Her answer: ‘think’. She had … Continue reading

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A recent Harvard Business Review article summarizes 6 lessons businesses can learn from the greatest comeback in sports history. These lessons speak to the business value of ‘performing with speed’ by ‘learning at speed’. The takeaways for b2b sales teams: … Continue reading

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In this latest interview, Joe Galvin, EVP, Miller Heiman Research Institute suggests top sales organizations will increasingly get to top performance by operating with a higher level of transparency. They’ll have a sharper, faster, read than others on how sales … Continue reading

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Joe Galvin, EVP, leads the Miller Heiman Research Institute. It provides research-based thought leadership to the Miller Heiman customer community on b2b sales performance. In this interview, Joe offers his perspectives on how auto-analytics enable more effective sales coaching. Joe … Continue reading

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At the Dachis Group’s Social Business Summit in March 2013, John Hagel explained the emerging potential to improve business performance by making the invisible visible with analytics. His perspectives underscore the potential for analytics in b2b sales to drive improved … Continue reading

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In b2b sales, conversations with buyers are the key to cash. A Rep’s productivity is often determined by the buyer value being created in sales conversations. Creating buyer value requires a deep understanding of a buyer’s situation. Effective listening improves … Continue reading

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