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April 18, 2019
Written By: Will Brooks
Adapt to a Changing Marketplace

The pace of change in the marketplace has never been faster, and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon. Smart sales organizations prepare for changes in the marketplace so that their teams can perform at the top of their game, no matter what happens next.

Here are the 6 steps to adapting to change that you can’t overlook.

April 16, 2019
Written By: Jeb Brooks
Plan a Sales Enablement Strategy that Leads to Sustainable Revenue Growth

According to research from Demand Metric, 75% of companies surveyed report that having a sales enablement strategy makes a moderate or significant contribution to their achievement of revenue goals.

April 09, 2019
Written By: Courtney Crabtree
Taking Over an Existing Sales Team: 7 Secrets You Need to Know

So, you’ve taken on a role as the leader of an existing sales team. You’re feeling optimistic and ready for the challenge, but what are the best practices that will lead you to success?

April 03, 2019
Written By: Steve Hackett
Key Competencies for Sales Representatives in Today’s Complex Marketplace

As the marketplace shifts, your sales organization should also evolve to meet buyers where they want to be met in the sales cycle.

This requires an intentional sales hiring strategy. Afterall, your sellers represent your company and what it means to do business with you.

March 27, 2019
Written By: Courtney Crabtree
How to Evaluate Sales Performance to Improve Your Team’s Success

Sales is a numbers game, but evaluating your sales reps’ performance involves much more than looking at a final revenue number.

Revenue may be the ultimate performance indicator, but as a sales leader you should investigate the “why” behind a final result to truly improve the success of your sales team.

March 18, 2019
Written By: Marcia Neese

When executed effectively, channel sales can allow your company to grow and expand rapidly. But the approach doesn’t just mean shipping your products off to a third party and hoping for the best.

In order to be successful, you must strategically build your distribution channel network and follow the right steps to develop a strong, ongoing relationship with each channel partner.

March 12, 2019
Written By: Courtney Crabtree
Overcoming Rejection in Sales: 7 Secrets Your Sales Reps Need to Know

Rejection in sales is a fact of life, but can feel demoralizing for reps. Fear of rejection is a major cause of sales call reluctance, and frequent rejection is one of the biggest reasons otherwise promising sales professionals abandon the career altogether.

March 04, 2019
Written By: Michelle Richardson
6 Steps for Successfully Onboarding New Sales Reps

February 25, 2019
Written By: Claude MacDonald
Why Humility in Leadership is the New High-Performance Differentiator


Leadership effectiveness isn’t only about decisiveness, charisma, and ambition. According to Forbes, one of the top high-performance differentiators in leadership is one you probably don’t even think of as a leadership quality: Humility.

February 15, 2019
Written By: Drea Douglass
Strategies for Improving Team Dynamics on Your Sales Team

High performing sales cultures are born from teams that operate like a well-oiled machine. If you want your sales team to perform at high levels, you must focus on improving team dynamics.  

How well your group works together has a direct impact on how well your organization meets its goals.

February 12, 2019
Written By: Russ Sharer
6 Secrets to Outstanding Sales Success

Behind every successful sales team, is a sales leader who’s dedicated to ongoing training and sales force development.

This year, be the leader who leads your salespeople to excellence by following these 6 secrets to outstanding sales success.

February 04, 2019
Written By: Anita Greenland
51 Examples of Powerful Open-Ended Questions to Increase Sales

As a sales leader, helping your reps increase sales is likely high priority for you.

One simple way to accomplish that is to coach your reps to ask better open-ended questions.