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Managers Your People Need a MAP

By Hamish Knox / June 16, 2013

Here’s a quick acid test of your hiring-to-turnover ratio. How often are one of these phrases heard in your company? I’m not a micro-manager. I hired them to… They know what they’re supposed to do… If our business world was homogenous then those phrases would be correct because every sales job would be exactly like…

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Goals Without Plans: Just Well-Intentioned Daydreams

By Bill Bartlett / December 13, 2011

I am a “serial goal setter”! I have used goals all my life to chart my path and measure my progress. Perhaps it’s my need to be in control that has driven me to do this or my desire to anticipate what may be looming over the next horizon. Be that as it may, I do know…

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Networking Works!

By Abby Donnelly / September 1, 2011

Attending a networking event? WHY?? That may seem like a strange question, but time is one of our most limited resources! Taking a few minutes to evaluate why you should attend THIS particular networking event may save you hours of unproductive time and energy. Often, sales professionals tell me that they make their decision to…

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Sense of Entitlement Triggers Low Work Performance

By Bill Bartlett / April 4, 2011

I didn’t begin my business life with a burning desire to become a career salesman. As shocking as it is now, I actually thought that I might become a dentist until it registered that I would really have to put my hands in some other person’s mouth. Did you ever question your choice of a…

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Maintaining Sales Motivation: Why Do You Work?

By Sandler Training / November 10, 2010

Why? Why do we get up every day and go to work? Because we have bills to pay: Really? Listen to the news-not paying your bills is now as much a status symbol as a Gold Card in the 1980’s. Because that’s what is expected: Really? In most companies, the last time you saw your…

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In Sales, Winners Keep Score

By Will Crist / June 2, 2010

Last week, my clients and I were talking about how to respond to adversity. If you made it through that message and you still have your head up high and your eyes forward, you might be asking the question: “What do I do now?” When we say something like: “There are people who say there…

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