A blog for sales leaders, with topics including hiring salespeople, determining compensation, managing sales teams, performance evaluations, and more.

5 Tips on How to Grow Sales Within Your Organization

You've likely discovered endless results when asking the question: how to grow sales. But rather than give you a bulleted "how to" list, let's explore the aspects of what leads to sales growth and help you get on your way. Sales growth comes when all facets of your sales process and team are working harmoniously [...]

By | 2017-01-31T17:47:29+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

The Secret to Business Focus: 4 Strategies to Get More Done

If your day to day involves endless emails, meetings, and projects, chances are you’re also looking for some better business focus strategies. Trust me, I get it. When I hear that email inbox chime, the instantaneousness of it all gets me. I should check that email. What if it’s important? So, I give in. I [...]

By | 2017-01-19T10:01:29+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|6 Comments

Organizational Change Management: The Key to Executing Your Plans

So you spent the last few months of 2016 putting together some pretty complicated business plans and sales goals for 2017. Maybe you’re going to be doing some hiring, implementing a tool like CRM or a Sales PlayBook, launching a new product or service, or starting a training program. The biggest key to implementing your [...]

By | 2017-01-11T12:41:28+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

How to Measure Business Growth in 4 Simple Steps

If you’re wondering the best way to measure business growth, you’re not alone. I haven’t met a CEO or stakeholder yet that hasn’t wondered the same thing. Now, before I continue, I’d like to set the stage. First, push everything else you’ve heard and read about business growth out of your mind. Once you’ve done [...]

By | 2017-01-11T17:08:17+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Business Planning: Should You Insist on Sales Planning Presentations?

When it comes to business planning, most CEOs and sales managers agree: they don’t want to be micro managers. Asking sales reps to create a formal sales plan every quarter is sure to get glaring stares and many an eye roll. No one wants to be responsible for transforming top sellers into annoyed sales reps—especially [...]

By | 2017-01-09T13:30:36+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

How to Grow Your Business: Fix 6 Sales Problems

As you begin the new year, you’re likely thinking about how to grow your business to hit your goals. One great method to grow your business is to identify and solve problems that have been holding you back. But it can be difficult to figure out which problems have been affecting your growth, and you [...]

By | 2017-01-04T12:19:12+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales and Marketing Collaboration: How to Leverage Your Teams to Sell More

I’m clear that sales and marketing are working more closely together than ever before. This is especially true at CFS. Let me tell you about it. About three years ago, we were happy to get 1,000 hits a month on our website. Ever since then, we have consistently increased this number. This month’s numbers are [...]

By | 2016-12-29T14:32:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Are Your Sales Goals Dynamic or Static?

When it comes to sales goals, we all have numbers that need to be met. But shouldn’t it go deeper than that? Your sales goals should be dynamic. They should be an ever-flowing stream of innovation and growth. But how do you create dynamic sales goals? Forget about the money No, I’m not crazy. To [...]

By | 2016-12-20T10:03:37+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Relationship Management 101: Nurturing Your Biggest Fans

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: relationship management time! I know, I know. The term relationship management doesn’t sound very exciting. Having to “manage” relationships actually sounds like kind of a drag! I mean, relationships should be natural, right? Relationship Management 101 As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned something funny about time: it [...]

By | 2016-12-14T17:01:30+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments