Is Your Company Culture Hurting Sales?

If your sales are struggling, it can be hard to determine the problem. You might look at the process, your team’s skills, or individual salespeople or managers. One factor that often gets overlooked is company culture. So how can your company culture hurt sales? Whether it affects salespeople or customers directly, company culture can drive [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 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 | January 17th, 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 | January 5th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Why Bother with Team Building for Sales?

We talk a lot here about team building for sales. We’ve posted lists of sales team building activities and team building quotes, and we’ve often written with the assumption that our readers are invested in team building for sales. But as we meet with people, we occasionally hear other perspectives. If my sales team is [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

5 Sales Team Building Activities for a Winning Culture

What comes to mind when you read the phrase "sales team building activities"? When you think about team building, you probably think of a few common exercises you’ve either led or participated in. Some of them are classic for a reason! Many team building activities have been used over the years to improve communication, build [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

When Building a Sales PlayBook, Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

When we're working with one of our clients building a Sales PlayBook, we’re usually on a pretty tight timeframe. We launch the sales playbooks at our sales trainings, so as we plan the training we’re building the playbook. And regardless of what information the client has decided to include in their custom sales playbook, and [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sleepy Sales? 7 Sales & Prospecting Slump-Busters

If you’ve been a sales manager for a while, it's inevitable that one or more people – or even your entire sales team – will get into a prospecting or selling slump. For me personally, the period after the holidays or a vacation is usually the most common time for the “slump effect.” First, let [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

Build a Winning Team Culture the EP Way

Last month Charles and I were in Reno, Nevada, meeting with a new client. We’ve been impressed with their healthy team culture, and we were excited to meet them in person and learn more about what makes them that way. As we were exploring their website before our meeting, we saw mentions of their mission, [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Solving Sales Problems: Disconnects Kill Sales!

Solving sales problems is crucial to sales growth, development, and success. When there are gaps in understanding and communication, organizations suffer. Learning to create trust and make agreements that everyone keeps is essential to a close, connected relationship between management, sales, and the customer. We call fixing this: “bridging the disconnects.” One of the major causes of disconnects [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments