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 | 2017-06-27T12:34:22+00:00 February 7th, 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 | 2017-07-13T13:43:29+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

10 Sales Best Practices Worth Sharing with Your Team

Does your team share sales best practices? Or do they like to keep all their “secret” sales strategies for themselves? Here at CFS, we are big promoters of sharing sales best practices. We believe that when top performers share, the whole team wins. Here is what Charles Bernard, our CEO, has to say about sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:50:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game, it’s a People Game

What if sales growth wasn’t tied to numbers? That’s to say: what if you measured the growth of your sales team by something other than KPIs or closed business? Sound crazy? Stay with me here. Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game How do you identify “growth” as it relates to your sales team currently? Does [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:41:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Employee Training: Do You Have the Right Salespeople on the Bus?

Employee training is necessary. It’s important. But employee training shouldn’t stop at new hire on-boarding. Continued training with current employees is equally, if not more important, than initial training. According to ClearCompany, 76% of employees want opportunities for career growth. What better way to promote career growth than to focus on continued employee training? But [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:44+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Your Sales Techniques Are Pushing Clients Away!

It turns out that all those crazy sales techniques might just be pushing clients away! Yep, that’s right! The word is in and it’s this: consumers hate pushy salespeople and sneaky sales techniques. But don’t take my word for it. What Consumers Think About Salespeople & the Sales Industry Arianna and I hit the streets [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:50+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

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 | 2016-10-17T16:47:51+00:00 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 | 2017-06-13T17:11:30+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Sales Leaders|6 Comments

Discovery-Based Learning: From the Inside-Out

I recently joined the team here at CFS as a Marketing and Sales Assistant. At the start of my time here, the team had a recent breakthrough about the success of discovery-based learning. Formally speaking, discovery-based learning is used in scholarly debates and psychological theories. However, here at CFS we use it as a tool [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:12+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments