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Hitting revenue growth targets is often easier said than done. Dan Weinfurter’s book, Second Stage Entrepreneurship, offers many practical tips for driving aggressive sales growth. Five of the simple practices he advocates: BE BRIEF Real brief. Have a ‘power pitch’. … 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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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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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 Flat Army, Dan Pontefract outlines his take on why it’s important, today, for firms to become connected and engaged. In his view, it’s time to connect the dots between leadership, engagement, learning, technology, and collaboration as a path to … Continue reading

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The Alexander Group does an annual survey of sales leaders’ growth plans + tactics in conjunction with its Chief Sales Executives Forum. Amongst their findings for 2012: Sales leaders expect their firms’ growth to outpace economic growth in 2012 They … Continue reading

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Twyla Tharp is an award winning choreographer whose ideas on creative habits provide, in my view, a wonderful blueprint for how B2B salespeople can find their groove and perform at their peak. In this recent interview, Tharp discusses how she … Continue reading

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Attended the Sales & Marketing 2.0 Conference earlier this week. It was time well spent. Four themes emerged: ONE: BUYERS NEED HELP + SAAVY FIRMS ARE RESPONDING Buyers are looking for sellers that can create more value, faster. At the … Continue reading

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