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As the pace of change at work quickens, it gets harder and harder to execute with impact. Experience becomes a curse. It traps us in old ways of working. Pressures abound. Exhaustion prevails. In her book Rookie Smarts, Liz Wiseman … Continue reading

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In Rookie Smarts, Liz Wiseman explains why people often perform at their peak whenever they’re doing something for a first time. You show up to do a job. You know you know so little, and need to know so much. … Continue reading

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Authored by Ken Rowley, CRO, innovativeinfo.com [makers + providers of amacus] In a recent post, McKinsey draws a connection between the ‘lean-manufacturing revolution’ and the belief that the same revolution is long overdue in marketing and sales. In doing so, … Continue reading

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In B2B Business Development, good 1st conversations with buyers are the key to having more ‘next conversations’. It’s easy to say, but can be hard to do. Here’s why, and some things you can do about it. It’s often a … Continue reading

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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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Research shows it takes 10,000 hours of practice done over roughly 10 years to achieve the pinnacle of performance: craftsmanship. However, research also shows it can take a lot less than that to learn the basics. Josh Kaufman, author of The … Continue reading

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According to a recent HBR, wise executives tailor their approach to leadership to fit the complexity of the circumstances they face. They manage differently when a situation’s complicated than when it’s complex. They also use data differently. This, of course, … Continue reading

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Had a fascinating chat recently with the lead for a multi-billion dollar firm’s sales performance improvement initiatives. It’s their firm’s number one business growth strategy for 2013. His biggest challenge? Where to start. It’s tempting to offer up a recipe … Continue reading

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