For managers, developing others’ abilities is critical indeed, it’s the emotional competence most frequently found among those at the top of the field. This is a person-to-person art, and the effectiveness of counselling hinges on empathy and the ability to focus on our own feelings and share them. Research suggests the best ‘coaches’ show a […]
So How Do You Develop A First Class Sales Team?
Pick up a typical annual sales report and what words do you find? Verbs like analyze, forecast, plan, assess and schedule, are used in pursuit of organizations that are efficient, productive and predictable. What set of people are required? Obviously, people who are efficient, effective, proficient, competent, productive and co-operative. But I believe we need […]
What Makes a Successful Sales Team?
An organization’s vision is a guiding image of success formed in terms of a huge goal. It is a description in words that conjures up a picture of the organization’s destination. A compelling vision will stretch expectations, aspirations, and performance. Without that powerful, attractive, valuable vision, why bother? A mission statement communicates the essence of […]
The Importance of Building a Shared Mental Model
One of the most important responsibilities of a sales leader is to translate the organization’s vision, mission and values into a meaningful context that sales teams can relate to and feel excited by. If this is achieved then the leader will have created a sales team with a shared mental model. This transforms an ordinary […]
What or Who Are “People Developers?”
Motivating is that leadership skill of developing other people to do a better job. Within every business, there are recognized criteria for people development. What are those criteria for developing others (let’s call them “People Developers”)? Achievement Recognition Participation Growth These four factors are inter-related and overlap. One factor may be more important to one […]