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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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In a recent article, John Hagel of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge notes that the empowered employee is coming, it’s inevitable, and asks: is the world ready? As companies increasingly struggle to compete for leading talent, he sees savvy firms … Continue reading

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In AntiFragile, Nassim Taleb explains what firms can do to lower their risks of catastrophic events, despite prevailing complexities and uncertainties. He describes such firms as the opposite of ‘fragile’ … ergo, Antifragile. They’re firms that thrive on uncertainty by … Continue reading

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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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