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Get Rid of Quota

Get Rid of Quota

Is it time to stop relying on quota achievement as a measure of sales productivity? Annual research findings from CSO Insights have documented a steady year over year erosion in the percentage of B2B sales reps that attain quota. If less than 50% of sales reps are...

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How To Be Patient To Be Pushy

How To Be Patient To Be Pushy

Everyone feels the constant push-pull in sales. You want to make the big deal happen. However, the buyer isn’t yours to control. You want to push. You have to be patient. Pushy? Patient? You gotta be both. Being pushy is the ability to create forward momentum in...

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Your Giant Goes Wherever You Go

In his great essay, Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “My giant goes with me wherever I go.”   We all have giants that tail behind us.   Emerson was referring to our giants as the embodiment of our self-doubts, insecurities, timidity and weaknesses....

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Do you have the courage to let your sellers sell?

Jesse Marsch is the first American to coach a soccer team in the UEFA Champions League, the premier club competition in the world.   He’s the head coach of Red Bull Salzburg, the top team in Austria. He’s a master motivator and incredibly thoughtful about how to...

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Can you become future-proof?

There’s a lot of talk these days about the future. After all, it’s election season and we have a lot of scary issues confronting us. There’s also a lot of talk about the future of sales. What does the future hold? Three, five, 10 or 20 years from now, what sort of...

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How sales should work with procurement

Hello from Las Vegas. Looking forward to a full day at the Gartner CSO & Sales Leader Conference. A couple weeks ago I published episode #724 of Accelerate! with my guest, Jens Henschel. It’s received a lot of attention. If you haven’t listened to it yet, today...

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My customers taught me how to sell

I’m winging my way to Las Vegas today for the Gartner CSO & Sales Leader Conference. There’s always a lot of interesting research on sales presented at the conference. I’ll share the highlights of what I learn in an upcoming email. If you’re going to be at the...

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Quick announcement…

Heads up: There are sales “experts” that will advise you to hold back on talking about price until you’ve created the context for your pricing discussion. That’s bad advice. *** Quick email this morning to announce the release of the latest episode of Accelerate! The...

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Stop waiting for luck

Everyone in sales can use a little luck. Here’s the secret: you can increase your luck. A growing body of research has found that to a large extent you can make your own luck. Luck is largely a product of the choices you make. Richard Wiseman, of the University of...

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“Everyone was cured except those who died”

Good morning! It’s another great week in store for everyone. Remember: every new day is another opportunity to succeed. TSH members: Make sure you sign up to participate Office Hours this week. Wednesday at 5pm ET. Click here to register. Login details are in your...

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