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

Relationship Building: Do You Have a Process?

Working on relationship building? Great! So are we! In fact, I recently wrote an article about relationship building with a quick tip on where to get started. Today’s article is part two. And this time, we’re going to dive into process. I know, I know—relationship building and process—it probably doesn’t sound very enticing. But I [...]

By | 2017-04-13T11:29:11+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

How to Use CRM to Organize Your Data

Wondering how to use CRM to organize your data? Well, picture an over-stuffed, messy closet filled with junk--like outdated electronics and clothes you haven’t touched since 2003. That is exactly what your data looks like if you aren’t using your CRM system to its optimal potential. Or you don’t have a CRM system at all. [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:13:36+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Use These 9 Rules to Whip Your Sales CRM Into Shape

You must use a sales CRM if you’re a VP of Sales. Period. Give your salespeople the proper training and set the rules for how to use the sales CRM. Your salespeople have a better chance of making quota when the rules of engagement are clear. Use These 9 Rules to Whip Your Sales CRM [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:38:41+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

It’s Not Just a System – 5 Key Elements for Your CRM Process

When you think about a CRM process, it’s easy to focus on implementation. Once you have the system up and running, it can be tempting to assume the sales process is all you need. But if you don’t take the time to develop a CRM process, your system will quickly lose value. Here are 5 [...]

By | 2017-04-13T10:33:13+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

How to Build Relationships in Business [and Life]

Wondering how to build relationships in business (and life)? You're not alone! Understanding how to build relationships isn't an easy feat, especially in business. In fact, it's the reason I recently wrote an eBook on the topic! The Relationship Process It is a common misconception that relationships are simply “natural” and that they progress without [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:46:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

4 CRM Best Practices to Help Your Sales Team Love Using Your CRM

There are a lot of CRM best practices out there. And as a sales manager or CEO, you know CRM is important. The problem? Well, if your team members are anything like me, they’ve likely had some choice words to share about your CRM. I mean, who hasn’t? Today I’ll be sharing 4 CRM best [...]

By | 2017-04-10T15:01:07+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

4 Roles & 12 Questions for Your CRM Implementation

CRM implementation can be daunting. Fortunately, the following article is here to help as you embark on this journey. Use the 4 key roles and 12 questions detailed below as you focus on CRM implementation. 4 Key Roles to Define During Your CRM Implementation First, identify the key stakeholders who will benefit the most from [...]

By | 2017-04-03T15:58:11+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

3 Keys to Managing Your Prospecting Process

Yesterday, I posted about creating a process for prospecting. The initial process development is just the start – it’s important to manage your prospecting process on an ongoing basis. Here are three keys for managing your prospecting process. Ask yourself the following questions. How are you holding your team accountable? Once you’ve identified who is [...]

By | 2017-03-22T15:54:54+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Sales Leaders|4 Comments

4 Basic Elements to Create a Prospecting Process

When you’re developing a sales process, it can be easy to focus on opportunities. What are the pipeline stages? How are won and lost opportunities handled? The sales process can take time and effort to develop, so why bother to create a prospecting process? People often consider the top of the funnel to be intuitive. [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:49:20+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

3 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Sales Process

Sales managers and salespeople alike are most successful when they have an effective sales process. In our experience working with thousands of sales teams, we’ve discovered that teams that follow a sales process are 4x more successful than teams that don’t. Following a sales process allows deals to move quicker, improves communication, and as an [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:39:51+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments