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|Author||: John McMahon|
|Editor||: John McMahon|
Praise for The Qualified Sales Leader: John McMahon has just about single-handedly changed the way enterprise software companies sell. As an executive, board member, advisor, and investor, John has not only coached a generation of companies on selling, but he has also influenced a generation of executives and leaders in technology, Mike Speiser-Managing Director-Sutter Hill VenturesThe learnings in The Qualified Sales Leader will help you and your sales team sell more, make more money and grow your career in enterprise sales. Luca Lazzaron-CRO SprinklrMost sales books are boring, clinical "textbooks" that "cookie-cutter" a few generic ideas into a monotonous, dull read, that puts you to sleep. The Qualified Sales Leader is an easy read, dripping with the fundamentals of enterprise sales. Real world advice that you'll put to use the next day. Chris Degnan-CRO-SnowflakeThe Qualified Sales Leader is an easy to read book that will absolutely resonate through any enterprise software sales team. Realistic, usable advice for any sales leader or sales rep. If you're in enterprise sales, you'd be crazy not to read this book Cedric Pech-CRO-MongoDBMonthly someone asks:, "When are you going to write a book". When I ask, "Why?", I'm told, "Because no one has written a sales leadership book with practical, solutions to real life issues in enterprise SaaS sales forces", Why:6 of 10 sales reps fail, not because they couldn't sell but because they were assigned the wrong accounts. Sales leaders don't align skillsets to account complexity.Rep attrition at most SaaS companies is over 20%Sales leaders can't recruit A playersSales Leaders don't coach their reps on deal advancement issuesMost sales leaders are "glorified scorekeepers"Most sales leader don't motivate their sales teamThey're focused on deals, not rep competencySales forecasts are inaccurate because most reps game the CRM system.Sales team leaders lack qualification of sales stage exit criteriaMany salesforces only win 50% of their proof of conceptsThey're unable to frame a winning POC Criteria because they skip steps 8 of 10 executive buyers say the sales meetings they take are a waste of time.Sales reps lack the ability to sell business value aligned to specific personas and use cases. 4 of 10 reps in enterprise sales say one of the top 3 biggest challenges is to establish urgency. Reps don't quantify critical business pain to create a buying influence.Reps can't find high-level business champions, only low-level coachesLeaders don't teach them to find pain above the noise.Reps find pain but can't attract a championManagers have them selfishly focused on closing a sale instead of earning trust.40% of reps say they feel out of control during the sales process.Leaders don't teach them how to control the process.Reps can't get high in the tree to drive large deals.They don't speak the language of the Economic Buyer.50% of reps say they can't overcome price objections while sales leaders struggle to increase the average deal size. Managers are pushing their sales reps into vending, not selling. Reps can't answer the simple "3 Whys" for forecasted dealsWhy do they have to buy? Why do they have to buy from us? and Why do they have to buy now?Top sales leaders will find the answers to these issues and more in The Qualified Sales LeaderFrom the PublisherJohn is widely recognized as the only person having been the CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) at five public, enterprise software companies, PTC, Geo-Tel, Ariba, BladeLogic and BMC.John's expertise was formulated as a pre-IPO member of 4 of the 5 companies listed above.Today, John is a board member at public software companies Snowflake, MongoDB and private, pre-IPO companies Lacework, Sigma, Cybereason and Observe. In the past, John has been a board member or executive consultant to: Hubspot, Glass Door AppDynamics and Sprinklr.
|Author||: John McMahon|
|Editor||: John McMahon|
The learnings in The Qualified Sales Leader will help you and your sales team sell more, make more money and grow your career in enterprise sales. Luca Lazzaron-CRO Sprinklr Almost monthly someone asks me, “When are you going to write a book”. When I ask, “Why?”, people tell me, “Because no one has written a sales leadership book with practical, solutions to real life issues in enterprise SaaS sales forces”, Why: 62% of sales reps fail, not because they couldn’t sell but because they were assigned the wrong accounts. Sales leaders don’t align skillsets to account complexity. Sales rep attrition at most SaaS companies is over 20% Sales leaders can’t recruit A players Sales Leaders don’t coach their reps on deal advancement issues Most sales leaders are “glorified scorekeepers” Most sales leader don’t motivate their sales team They’re focused on deals, not rep competency Sales forecasts are inaccurate because most reps game the CRM system. Sales team leaders lack qualification of sales stage exit criteria Many salesforces only win 50% of their proof of concepts They can’t frame a winning POC Criteria 8 of 10 executive buyers say the sales meetings they take are a waste of time. Sales reps lack the ability to sell business value. 42% of reps in enterprise sales say one of the top 3 biggest challenges is to establish urgency. Reps don’t quantify critical business pain to create a buying influence. Reps can’t find high-level business champions, only low-level coaches They can’t find pain above the noise. Many reps find pain but can’t attract a champion They’re selfishly focused on closing a sale instead of earning trust. Most reps say they feel out of control during the sales process. Reps can’t find a champion to help them control the process. 50% of reps say they can’t overcome price objections while companies struggle to increase the average deal size. Most sales reps are vending, not selling. Their reps aren’t immersed in the customer conversation. The reps are “thinking”, not “knowing” the key elements of the customer use case Top sales leaders will find the answers to these issues and more in The Qualified Sales Leader
|Author||: Darius Lahoutifard|
In the past few years, companies both large and small, have been calling regularly on Darius Lahoutifard to get help with their non performing sales team. Described symptoms can be different from one company to another. Some suffer from shortage in revenue. Others complain about unreliable forecasts with deals slipping constantly from one quarter to another, before being even lost or abandoned a few quarters later. Some CEOs notice unproductive sales teams with an unusual high number of non-quota-carrying people in the sales force, reducing the profitability of the company. Darius observes that all these symptoms are related to the same illness: inability to qualify. Since most sales teams put in place organizations including SDR (Sales Development Representatives) or BDR (Business Development Representatives) who qualify leads for Account Managers, there is a wrong unstated assumption, widely spread, that once a lead is qualified, the inside sales or field sales will have to work on them until they are won or lost. Qualification is often missing or is considered as done. Qualification is not a binary step of the sales process. Qualification is a mindset and habit to apply all along the sales process from the first call all the way to the closing. The book covers both the Why and the How of sales qualification. The author who was an early sales leader at PTC where the MEDDIC methodology took shape, is also the founder of MEDDIC Academy, first to bring the qualification methodology online. The book describes the M.E.D.D.I.C. (also known as MEDDPICC) sales methodology in depth, . A chapter is dedicated to each element of MEDDPICC. This is not a book of theories, research or academic concepts, but pure execution techniques with practical recipes. At a high level, MEDDIC is a checklist helping sales professionals to execute. Although the context is B-to-B and high end sales, "Always Be Qualifying" is a must in any sales situation including B-to-C or retail.
|Author||: John McMahon|
A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Crime Novel for the Year "John McMahon is one of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. His first novel, The Good Detective, which is pretty much perfect, features a decent if flawed hero battling personal troubles while occupied with a murder case of great consequence to his community."--New York Times Book Review Introducing Detective P.T. Marsh in a swift and bruising debut where Elmore Leonard's staccato prose meets Greg Iles' Southern settings. How can you solve a crime if you've killed the prime suspect? Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia--until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What's certain is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy's murder--a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown.
|Author||: McKinsey & Company Inc.,Thomas Baumgartner,Homayoun Hatami,Maria Valdivieso de Uster|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The challenges facing today's sales executives and their organizations continue to grow, but so do the expectations that they will find ways to overcome them and drive consistent sales growth. There are no simple solutions to this situation, but in this thoroughly updated Second Edition of Sales Growth, experts from McKinsey & Company build on their practical blueprint for achieving this goal and explore what world-class sales executives are doing right now to find growth and capture it—as well as how they are creating the capabilities to keep growing in the future. Based on discussions with more than 200 of today's most successful global sales leaders from a wide array of organizations and industries, Sales Growth puts the experiences of these professionals in perspective and offers real-life examples of how they've overcome the challenges encountered in the quest for growth. The book, broken down into five overarching strategies for successful sales growth, shares valuable lessons on everything from how to beat the competition by looking forward, to turning deep insights into simple messages for the front line. Page by page, you'll learn how sales executives are digging deeper than ever to find untapped growth, maximizing emerging markets opportunities, and powering growth through digital sales. You'll also discover what it takes to find big growth in big data, develop the right "sales DNA" in your organization, and improve channel performance. Three new chapters look at why presales deserve more attention, how to get the most out of marketing, and how technology and outsourcing could entirely reshape the sales function. Twenty new standalone interviews have been added to those from the first edition, so there are now in-depth insights from sales leaders at Adidas, Alcoa, Allianz, American Express, BMW, Cargill, Caterpillar, Cisco, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Deutsche Bank, EMC, Essent, Google, Grainger, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intesa Sanpaolo, Itaú Unibanco, Lattice Engines, Mars, Merck, Nissan, P&G, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Salesforce, Samsung, Schneider Electric, Siemens, SWIFT, UPS, VimpelCom, Vodafone, and Würth. Their stories, as well as numerous case studies, touch on some of the most essential elements of sales, from adapting channels to meet changing customer needs to optimizing sales operations and technology, developing sales talent and capabilities, and effectively leading the way to sales growth. Engaging and informative, this timely book details proven approaches to tangible top-line growth and an improved bottom line. Created specifically for sales executives, it will put you in a better position to drive sales growth in today's competitive market.
|Author||: Keith Rosen|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
"Coaching is the universal language of learning, development, and change." Imagine a workplace without fear, stress, or worry. Instead, you're acknowledged as a valued, contributing team player who doesn't sacrifice priorities, values, happiness, or your life for your job. Sound ludicrous? Consider this is a reality in many thriving organizations. Most leadership books don't apply to sales leadership. Sales leaders are uniquely and indispensably special and need to be coached in a way that's aligned with their role, core competencies, and individuality to achieve their personal goals and company objectives. What if you can successfully coach anyone in 15, 5, or even 60 seconds using one question? Sales Leadership makes delivering consistent, high-impact coaching easy. For busy, caring managers, this removes the pressure and misconception that, "Coaching is difficult, doesn't work, and I don't have time to coach." Since most managers don't know how to coach, they become part of the non-stop, problem-solving legion of frustrated Chief Problem Solvers who habitually do others' work, create dependency, and nourish the seed of mediocrity. Great business leaders shift from doing people's jobs to developing them by learning the language of leadership coaching. In its powerful simplicity, Sales Leadership delivers a chronological path to develop a thriving coaching culture and coaching leaders who develop top performing teams and sales champions. Using Keith's intuitive LEADS Coaching FrameworkTM, the coaching talk tracks for critical conversations, and his Enrollment strategy to create loyal, unified teams, you will inspire immediate change. Now, coaching is easily woven into your daily conversations and rhythm of business so that it becomes a natural, healthy habit. In his award-winning book, Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions, Keith was the first Master Certified Coach to share his personal coaching playbook that is now the standard for coaching excellence. Ten years later, and one million miles traveled, he reveals the evolution of sales leadership and coaching mastery through his experiences working with Fortune 5000 companies and small businesses worldwide.
|Author||: Mike Carpenter|
Every talented sales rep or manager wants to take their career to a higher level. But if you're only focused on meeting quotas and expanding your territory, then you're doing it all wrong. You have to think differently--to step outside your comfort zone and play offense instead of defense--if you're really going to go places. And Mike Carpenter can show you the way. Sales is filled with lone-wolf professionals who believe they'll get ahead by doing more of what they're already doing. But success is all about growth. Here are the insights, skills, and practices that will move you to the top of the ladder. Mike's powerful approach combines strategic planning, out-of-the-box thinking, risk-taking, and teamwork, while firmly rejecting a defensive "cover-your-ass" mentality. No matter what industry you're part of, corporate or start-up, Everything You've Never Tried is what you need to become a superstar sales leader.
|Author||: Matthew Dixon,Brent Adamson|
What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance. Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale. The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.
|Author||: Mike Weinberg|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Leadership|
A blunt wake-up call to salespeople and sales leaders that debunks the myths of the latest miracle solutions and refocuses your sales strategy on a proven approach that will drive the results you want. Can you handle the truth? Can succeeding in sales be as simple as hooking up the latest CRM tool or perfecting your social media profiles and waiting for qualified leads to automatically show up in your inbox? Are you having trouble believing what the new self-proclaimed “experts” keep posting on LinkedIn and beginning to question their proclamation that everything in sales has changed? Welcome to the world of sales, where the one constant you can bank on is the noise from so-called experts and thought leaders who want to convince you everything has changed and that you need their latest tools, toys, or tricks to stay even or get ahead of the pack. Yet, ironically, it seems that the more of these new miracle solutions you adopt, the harder it is to get results. In Sales Truth, Mike Weinberg offers a blunt wake-up call to salespeople and sales leaders on how to get past the noise and nonsense, so you can start winning more New Sales. Here’s the truth: Many of these so-called sales experts lack clients, credibility, and a track record of helping sellers achieve breakthrough results. The number of “likes” a sales improvement article receives is often inversely proportional to its accuracy or helpfulness to the typical seller or sales team. What has worked exceedingly well in sales and sales management for the past couple of decades is still the (not so) secret to sales success today, and you can discover these accessible, simple truths and best practices that will drive the results you want in this bold new book. Mike Weinberg, bestselling author of New Sales. Simplified. and Sales Management. Simplified., brings sanity back to the sales effectiveness table by sharing proven strategies that he sees working firsthand across sales teams in a myriad of industries around the globe. Stop looking for the shortcut or secret sales sauce and instead apply Weinberg’s proven, powerful principles to help you master the fundamentals of professional selling and create more new sales opportunities than you ever believed possible.
|Author||: Mahan Khalsa,Randy Illig|
Makes recommendations for transforming a sales culture in accordance with emotional intelligence, challenging fear-based sales tactics while citing the benefits of helping one's clients to achieve satisfaction through actual successes. 20,000 first printing.
|Author||: Jason Jordan,Michelle Vazzana|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Boost sales results by zeroing in on the metrics that matter most “Sales may be an art, but sales management is a science. Cracking the Sales Management Code reveals that science and gives practical steps to identify the metrics you must measure to manage toward success.” —Arthur Dorfman, National Vice President, SAP “Cracking the Sales Management Code is a must-read for anyone who wants to bring his or her sales management team into the 21st century.” —Mike Nathe, Senior Vice President, Essilor Laboratories of America “The authors correctly assert that the proliferation of management reporting has created a false sense of control for sales executives. Real control is derived from clear direction to the field—and this book tells how do to that in an easy-to-understand, actionable manner.” —Michael R. Jenkins, Signature Client Vice President, AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions “There are things that can be managed in a sales force, and there are things that cannot. Too often sales management doesn’t see the difference. This book is invaluable because it reveals the manageable activities that actually drive sales results.” —John Davis, Vice President, St. Jude Medical “Cracking the Sales Management Code is one of the most important resources available on effective sales management. . . . It should be required reading for every sales leader.” —Bob Kelly, Chairman, The Sales Management Association “A must-read for managers who want to have a greater impact on sales force performance.” —James Lattin, Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University “This book offers a solution to close the gap between sales processes and business results. It shows a new way to think critically about the strategies and tactics necessary to move a sales team from good to great!” —Anita Abjornson, Sales Management Effectiveness, Abbott Laboratories About the Book: There are literally thousands of books on selling, coaching, and leadership, but what about the particulars of managing a sales force? Where are the frameworks, metrics, and best practices to help you succeed? Based on extensive research into how world-class companies measure and manage their sales forces, Cracking the Sales Management Code is the first operating manual for sales management. In it you will discover: The five critical processes that drive sales performance How to choose the right processes for your own team The three levels of sales metrics you must collect Which metrics you can “manage” and which ones you can’t How to prioritize conflicting sales objectives How to align seller activities with business results How to use CRM to improve the impact of coaching As Neil Rackham writes in the foreword: “There’s an acute shortage of good books on the specifics of sales management. Cracking the Sales Management Code is about the practical specifics of sales management in the new era, and it fills a void.” Cracking the Sales Management Code fills that void by providing foundational knowledge about how the sales force works. It reveals the gears and levers that actually control sales results. It adds clarity to things that you intuitively know and provides insight into things that you don’t. It will change the way you manage your sellers from day to day, as well as the results you get from year to year.
|Author||: Mike Weinberg|
Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. offers a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals—in your time, on your terms. Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to figure out why their sales departments are falling short. Is it lazy and ineffective salespeople? Is it outdated methods of client building? Why are these team members not producing as they should? And more often than not, the answers are not what they expected: the issue lies not with the sales team . . . but with how it is being led. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers. In most organizations he has been hired as a consultant, he has found that through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers have unknowingly been undermining the performances of their employees. But the good news is, that with the right guidance, results can be transformed. In this invaluable resource, Weinberg teaches managers how to: Implement a simple framework for sales leadership Foster a healthy, high-performance sales culture Conduct productive meetings Put the right people in the right roles Retain top producers and remediate underperformers Point salespeople at the proper targets And much more Blending blunt, practical advice with funny stories from the field, Sales Management. Simplified. delivers the tools every sales manager needs to succeed. The solution starts with you!
|Author||: Jeb Blount|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your number Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting. The brutal fact is the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect. By ignoring the muscle of prospecting, many otherwise competent salespeople and sales organizations consistently underperform. Step by step, Jeb Blount outlines his innovative approach to prospecting that works for real people, in the real world, with real prospects. Learn how to keep the pipeline full of qualified opportunities and avoid debilitating sales slumps by leveraging a balanced prospecting methodology across multiple prospecting channels. This book reveals the secrets, techniques, and tips of top earners. You’ll learn: Why the 30-Day Rule is critical for keeping the pipeline full Why understanding the Law of Replacement is the key to avoiding sales slumps How to leverage the Law of Familiarity to reduce prospecting friction and avoid rejection The 5 C’s of Social Selling and how to use them to get prospects to call you How to use the simple 5 Step Telephone Framework to get more appointments fast How to double call backs with a powerful voice mail technique How to leverage the powerful 4 Step Email Prospecting Framework to create emails that compel prospects to respond How to get text working for you with the 7 Step Text Message Prospecting Framework And there is so much more! Fanatical Prospecting is filled with the high-powered strategies, techniques, and tools you need to fill your pipeline with high quality opportunities. In the most comprehensive book ever written about sales prospecting, Jeb Blount reveals the real secret to improving sales productivity and growing your income fast. You’ll gain the power to blow through resistance and objections, gain more appointments, start more sales conversations, and close more sales. Break free from the fear and frustration that is holding you and your team back from effective and consistent prospecting. It's time to get off the feast or famine sales roller-coaster for good!
|Author||: Neil Rackham|
True or false? In selling high-value products or services: 'closing' increases your chance of success; it is essential to describe the benefits of your product or service to the customer; objection handling is an important skill; open questions are more effective than closed questions. All false, says this provocative book. Neil Rackham and his team studied more than 35,000 sales calls made by 10,000 sales people in 23 countries over 12 years. Their findings revealed that many of the methods developed for selling low-value goods just don‘t work for major sales. Rackham went on to introduce his SPIN-Selling method. SPIN describes the whole selling process: Situation questions Problem questions Implication questions Need-payoff questions SPIN-Selling provides you with a set of simple and practical techniques which have been tried in many of today‘s leading companies with dramatic improvements to their sales performance.
|Author||: Connie Podesta,Elliott Powell Meridith|
Two Powerful Books in One--From Sales Experts Connie Podesta and Meridith Elliott Powell Whether you work in Sales or Sales Leadership, this book is--hands down--the resource you need right now. Comprehensive strategies. Straight talk. Brilliant insights that can transform your career. The Best Sales Book Ever Cut Through the Obstacles and Send Sales Through the Roof The people who achieve mind-blowing Sales success are the ones who figure out what NOT to do. They learn to let go of the beliefs destroying their potential. Excuses holding them back. Faulty assumptions costing them money. Negotiation tactics diminishing their power. If you want to sell more, make more money, land larger customers, build stronger relationships, and get the recognition you deserve, this book describes exactly how to do it. The Best Sales Leadership Book Ever Cut Through the Obstacles and Lead a Killer Sales Team With extraordinary leaders to guide them, Sales teams consistently produce better results. Revenue goes up. Win ratios improve. Plus, the retention rate for top Sales talent skyrockets. Sales leadership is the key to all of it. This book provides you with a concise, candid discussion about the leadership habits and behaviors that are critical if you want to develop a high-producing, goal-smashing Sales team.
|Author||: Mark Roberge|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
This book is about the metrics-driven, scientific approach that Mark Roberge used to scale sales at a software company, HubSpot, from $0 to $100 Million in annualized revenue. The $0 to $100 Million Sales Formula is for the millions of small business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and sales leaders that strive to build that next $100 million business. The biggest challenge standing in their way is scaling sales. Bombarded with advice from consultants and thought leaders who have supposedly “cracked the code” on modern sales, business leaders prefer to hear from actual practitioners who have overcome these challenge themselves in today’s selling context. The book shows how to apply metrics and science to almost every aspect of building a sales team, from hiring, training, and managing sales people to generating leads to developing sales leaders.
|Author||: Colleen Francis|
Has the last week of each quarter in your business become a mad scramble to meet quota? Do your year-end reports show sporadic and unexplainable highs some weeks that will be near impossible to meet next year, as well as mysterious lows that ruined your goals for a 10 percent increase? For many sales organizations, anomalies such as these are strangely commonplace and unshakeable without intentional efforts to ratify them. Nonstop Sales Boom explains how to break this unhealthy cycle and achieve strong, steady results--every quarter, from every member of the team.Author and experienced sales leader for over twenty years Colleen Francis says the secret to leaving behind the roller-coaster reports and achieving sustaining, steady success is to broaden the focus from merely closing deals to actively nurturing the four critical stages of client engagement:• Attraction: Fill the funnel with lucrative prospects• Participation: Turn them into customers faster• Growth: Invest in valued clients• Leverage: Turn customers into referral generatorsWhen companies concentrate on only one or two of these areas, their results become erratic. But by becoming purposeful toward all four, simultaneously, they will systematically attract a regular flow of prospects and move them smoothly through the pipeline--taking the chaos and pressure away from the end of quarter for good!
|Author||: John Treace|
|Editor||: Greenleaf Book Group|
Sometimes managing a sales team feels like trying to manage chaos, and in a way it is-there are so many unpredictable influences at work in sales. In Nuts and Bolts of Sales Management, John Treace, mining decades of executive sales experience gained from successful business turnarounds, provides managers with proven strategies to build a high-performing sales team that will consistently produce desired results.The tools and tactics included in Nuts and Bolts of Sales Management help sales managers identify and solve the problems that cause companies to stumble and fail. Leaders will learn how they can take their sales force to the next level by developing effective sales processes and by promoting high morale and team work. This book will provide a deeper understanding and practical answers for the problems all sales managers and officers face each day. Here is a sample of some: - How to ensure predictable sales performance- Effective forecasting & managing the quarter- What to do when sales plans are missed- How to design highly effective meetings and award programs- Making effective presentations to management- Minimize the need for hiring and firing- How to balance morale, execution & teamwork- How to develop a powerful sales culture- Developing effective metrics- How to Leveraging expenses while managing the budget- Effective use of consultants- How to sleep well at night nearing the end of any sales quarter This practical handbook was written for current sales VPs or managers, salespeople who desire to move into management, and CEOs, COOs, CFOs and others wishing to have a better understanding of the principles and systems that drive high-velocity sales organizations.
|Author||: Steve Andersen,Dave Stein|
Your job may be all about sales, but not your customers. Did you know that the average executive spends less than 5 percent of their time engaged in the buying of products and services? Therefore, sales professionals who focus solely on the moment of the sale have made a fatal miscalculation in understanding their customers. If you want to gain the winning edge for your sales performance, it’s time to embrace the entire customer life cycle.Beyond the Sales Process provides readers with a proven methodology for driving success before, during, and after every sale. Featuring instructional case studies from companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Merck, and Siemens, this one-of-a-kind resource reveals 12 essential strategies for the sales person wanting to take their performance to a whole new level, including:• Research your customer• Build a vision with them for their own success• Understand your customer’s drivers, objectives, and challenges• Create and realize value together• Leverage your results to forge lasting--and mutually beneficial--relationships• And more!See why Jeff Haden, Inc. called it one of 2017’s “15 Great Business Books You Should Definitely Read This Year.” If you want to successfully sell to your customers, you need to know your customers . . . beyond the sales process!
|Author||: MR Steven Rosen|
"Overworked and under-supported front line sales managers are desperately looking for resources to improve their performance. This book was written for sales managers who understand the need to develop themselves. They have figured out that they must take charge of their own success."--P.  of Cover.