Tag Archives: Sales Productivity

For the past couple of months, we’ve been informally surveying senior execs, sales managers, and seasoned sales reps. Seeking to better understand what they see as the greatest barriers to higher productivity in Business Development. From what we’re seeing, a … Continue reading

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In B2B sales, some conversations really do matter more than others. They provoke ‘better’. With insights that could never have occurred ‘on their own’. Such ‘conversations that matter’ are often what Steven Johnson refers to as ‘collisions of small hunches’. … Continue reading

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These days, there’s a new productivity adage in B2B sales: get to know, fast. Hire smart Reps with the curiosity to better their practices. Show them what you’ve been doing and how well it’s been working. Saddle up, and ride … Continue reading

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In a recent post, Brad Feld, the Managing Director at the Foundry Group, explained why he writes things down. To be helpful. And to learn. Which helps him be even more helpful. Some of his key points: “I think stories … Continue reading

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In B2B sales, there’s an unending curiosity to discover and replicate ‘best practices’. It’s an attempt to hit home runs in the hunt for better results. By replicating the best of others. It’s the opposite of what’s working in elite … Continue reading

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Top performing reps are endlessly finding ways to improve their performance. The rest? They’re ‘performance sinners’. Often unknowingly. Their 7 deadly performance sins [and some proof that it's worth repenting]: 1/ NOT TALKING WITH STRANGERS It’s hard to meet strangers, … Continue reading

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Brian Grazer is an award-winning film producer and author of A Curious Mind. In this excerpt from a recent interview, Grazer notes his 3 keys to having perspective-yielding, value-creating, conversations with folks he’s keen to meet: 1. Ask for the … Continue reading

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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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