On Accelerate! Now: Episode 170 with Bridget Gleason. Managing and Coaching Under-Performing Sales Reps

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason, VP of Corporate Sales for SumoLogic. In today’s episode, Bridget and I talk about managing and coaching under-performing sales reps. Sometimes, that can include respectfully managing those reps into other career opportunities. Be sure to join us for this information-packed episode! Among the topics we discuss are: How much time you …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 161 with David Long. Why Managers Fail. And How to Avoid It.

David Long is author of the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller Built to Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S Principles for Becoming a Top 10% Manager. David is also the Founder and CEO of MyEmployees, a 25 year-old firm in the Top 1% Worldwide in the Employee Engagement and Recognition industry. In this episode, David explains why few employees get promoted into management …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 151 with Brad Szollose. What Every Manager Should Know about Managing Millennials.

Brad Szollose is a business adviser, web pioneer, keynote speaker, and Millennial expert. He is the author of the award-winning book Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia–Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing the Way We Run Things, which delves into new styles of leadership – primarily how to get progressive tech-savvy Gen Y and analog driven Baby Boomers working together. …

The Best of Accelerate! How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue. With Aaron Ross

In this episode, originally published on Feb 9, 2016, Aaron Ross, discussed the lessons that sales leaders had learned about building highly scalable revenue machines in the time since the publication of his influential first book, Predictable Revenue. He has captured many of these lessons in case studies contained in his new book (written with co-author Jason Lemkin), From Impossible to Inevitable: …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 150 with Bridget Gleason. 5 Tough Sales Management Challenges for Sales Leaders.

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason, VP of Corporate Sales for SumoLogic. In today’s episode, Bridget and I discuss the some of the tough management challenges sales leaders confront concerning commission plans, terminating unproductive sales reps and much, much more. Be sure to join us for this information-packed episode as we tackle tough issues including: Is it always necessary …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 149 with Justin Christianson. How to Maximize Conversions at Each Stage of Your Sales Process.

Justin Christianson is the co-founder and President of Conversion Fanatics. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling Conversion Fanatics: How To Double Your Customers, Sales and Profits with A/B Testing. In this episode, Justin and I talk about how his sales team at Conversion Fanatics integrates the best practices of online conversion optimization into its proactive outbound sales processes. And, how …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 119 with Sue Barrett. Hunter vs Farmer: Do the Old Labels Still Apply in Sales Today?

Sue Barrett is the CEO of Barrett Consulting Group based in Australia. She is a sales philosopher, activist, strategist, speaker, trainer, coach and adviser. In this episode, Sue and I have an interesting conversation about a wide-range of sales topics including: Hunter vs Farmer? Are the old labels still relevant? Why are Managers, CEOs, and Entrepreneurs stuck on these broad, easy categories for sales reps? …