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 Well, picture an over-stuffed, messy closet filled with junk--like outdated electronics and clothes you haven’t touched since 2003.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

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

Stop Micromanaging: You’re Killing Sales

At least once in a career, most of us encounter a boss that just can’t seem to stop micromanaging. Whether it's the boss that constantly checks-in on projects or the supervisor that doesn’t have enough trust to let the smallest task be completed without checking it over--micromanagers make employees less productive. But how do you [...]

By | 2017-02-28T09:29:31+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

4 Tips to Create a Productive and Healthy Culture

Creating a productive and healthy culture is so important. So much so that we've spent most of this month focusing on it. We hope you like what you've read so far! Today's article was written by Drew Austin, co-founder of Augmate and Entrepreneur.com contributor. His take on healthy culture is fantastic. Enjoy! 4 Tips to [...]

By | 2017-02-21T16:40:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

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 | 2017-01-31T16:11:52+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Business Advice from a Seasoned Sales VP

As a sales manager, you’ve likely discovered that business advice is not hard to come by. The value of that business advice, however, is a whole other ballgame. Some advice stinks, some is great. Some sticks, some doesn’t. Here at CFS, we are practitioners of discovery-based learning. This means that we’re always open to learning [...]

By | 2017-02-16T09:47:52+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

3 Exercises to Improve Teamwork in Sales

Looking to improve teamwork in your sales department? Great! You've come to the right place. Because let's be honest--it's easy for salespeople to forget about the team when they're hyper-focused on achieving individual goals. But the truth is, improving teamwork means improvement for everyone. After all, we call them sales teams for a reason. Teams [...]

By | 2017-02-14T12:16:25+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Use the PLAYBACK Tool to Coach Sales

If you’re a sales leader, my advice for you to coach sales effectively is to respect the salesperson’s perspective before you begin. They might say to themselves: “it’s hard to be coached by my boss because she doesn’t respect what I have to say, especially since I haven’t invited her to coach me in the [...]

By | 2017-02-08T11:28:59+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Do You Have a Micromanagement Problem?

Do you have a micromanagement problem? I know, I know... no one wants to admit they have a micromanagement problem. But facts are what they are, and the truth will set you free! Check out what Muriel Maignan Wilkins, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, had to say about micromanagement in her article on [...]

By | 2017-02-06T16:34:44+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Team Development – What Stage Are You?

Sales team development can be a difficult thing to measure. How mature is your team? Are they operating at their best level? Using Bruce Tuckman’s stages of group development, you can evaluate the stage of development your team is functioning in and, if necessary, work to move to a more effective and productive state. Tuckman’s [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:14:15+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments