How to Recognize You’re a BAD Manager [and What to Do About It]

Let’s face it: there’s nothing glamorous about being known as a bad manager. In fact, it’s probably the last thing you’d ever want to hear from one of your salespeople. The truth is, however, that we hear a lot more horror stories about bad managers than we do about good ones. That’s not to say [...]

By | 2017-02-02T10:37:52+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Growing Sales After the Holiday Slump

Finding more leads for growing sales can be one of the most frustrating parts of a job for sales managers and salespeople. Many salespeople feel confident closing new business, but can’t find or nurture leads well enough to develop a steady pipeline of new opportunities. In some companies, leads are provided by the marketing department, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T11:55:45+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 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

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

Jack Canfield Quotes to Inspire Leadership, Managers, & Salespeople

When it comes to Jack Canfield quotes, I could go on for days! From Chicken Soup for the Soul to The Success Principles to The Power of Focus—the man is a brilliant inspiration. In business, and especially in sales, things aren’t always easy. In fact, they’re often really really difficult. Most of us know that [...]

By | 2016-12-20T10:55:20+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Sales Success|2 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

Active Listening Exercise for Your Next Sales Training Event

Looking for the perfect active listening exercise for your next sales training event? We’ve got one for ya! At CFS, we are big believers in group training activities. An effective active listening exercise accomplishes three things: It fosters collaboration. Sales can often be a very solo gig. Salespeople that are used to doing their own [...]

By | 2016-10-31T14:10:53+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Hiring Process Steps: Here’s How to Hire the Right Salespeople

When the hiring process steps were drafted at your company, did you notice something missing? You probably noted that there were sections for the job description and how to conduct an interview. Maybe there was even a section on red flags or things to look out for. But what about how to actually determine if [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:17:36+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments