Sales

Why CEOs Shouldn’t Discard Their Sales Incentives

Both sides of the “intrinsic vs. extrinsic” incentive debate can find individual studies that support their argument. Also, there are literally hundreds of studies available about motivation. A more productive literature review looks at meta-studies—essentially ‘studies of studies’—to show what all of the research says in aggregate.

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How to Get Your Staff to Successfully Execute Change

Smart CEOs respond to market shifts by changing the way they sell. This applies whether it’s flat revenue, new disruptive competitors, or changing customer expectations. But many organizations struggle during these transformations, as the people tasked with buying and selling the company’s new offering—both salespeople and customers—have a difficult time adapting to the company’s new identity.

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5 Tried-and-True Sales Methods You Should Still Be Using in the 21st Century

Make no mistake; the world of sales is changing. Technology seems to be driving the sales vehicle in today’s society, but it’s the old school, tried and true, consultative techniques that separate the good from the great sales professional.

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6 Ways to Sell Millennials on Joining Your Sales Team

Millennials live in a world that is increasingly virtual. They text, Snapchat, and tweet instead of picking up the phone and calling one another, and Skype instead of going out for coffee. That is part of the reason companies are having a hard time filling a growing number of open sales positions, a profession that requires a great deal of personal, face-to-face connections.

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

In late July, Yahoo released a disappointing sales forecast for the third quarter and, just days later, announced the appointment of Lisa Utzschneider as chief revenue officer. After integrating all of the company’s disparate sales teams together, CEO Marissa Mayer was hoping Utzschneider could uncover new ad revenue streams. Should you be doing the same?

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5 Ways CEOS Can Help Their Company Get Back its Sales Swagger

Tales of struggling heroes or teams who were broken down yet overcame obstacles to win always seem to capture our attention. All blockbuster superhero movies have a pivotal moment when the invincible character is vulnerable, and that is not unlike what your sales team might experience.

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