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Post-Mortems Are Not the End, But Rather the Beginning

By Jonathan Farrington / March 24, 2021

Let’s begin by considering what happens when you lose – or should I say you fail to win: The most common “excuse” I hear is that it was down to price, and when there is a very flat playing field where solutions and costings are identical, and there has been no opportunity to prove incremental value, this is indeed the case. The only other differentiators in these circumstances is the quality of your selling skills, and your ability to think “out of the box”

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Success Never Permeates Upwards!

By Jonathan Farrington / October 29, 2020

During one of my senior management coaching sessions last week, I posed the question: “So just what is it that makes a company successful?”
I had the group whiteboard the exercise and brainstorm around it with some interesting results. For example:
Unsurprisingly, the finance orientated managers talked about healthy cash flow; strong financial foundations; low debtor days; controlled stock levels and robust management reporting systems.

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How Can Teams Finish 2020 Strong…and Set a Foundation for a Great 2020?

By Dave Mattson / October 28, 2020

You probably don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been a year like no other. Let’s be honest: there were (and are) no playbooks for magically reversing what’s happened in the marketplace during this historically tumultuous period.

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KARE: The Go-To Planning Tool For Q4

By Sandler Training / October 28, 2020

Whether you are a sales leader responsible for an entire team’s performance or a single salesperson looking to hit your income target, Sandler’s KARE tool is a simple, powerful resource well worth spending some time with in Q4.

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The Fine Art of Intuitive Management

By Jonathan Farrington / September 15, 2020

As a young man obsessed with driving rapid sports cars (often far too rapidly,) I considered myself extremely fortunate to have my very own mechanic who would regularly tune my latest “beasts” to perfection. He was a genius, and to watch him go about his work – which was his obsession – was an honor and a privilege. He rarely lifted the hood (bonnet) until he was ready to perform his magic, but rather he just listened – not unlike the way a master piano-tuner listens. He was using his well-trained ear to identify the slightest imperfection.

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The Present Is Understandably Occupying Most of Our Thoughts, But …

By Jonathan Farrington / September 14, 2020

As we learn to live with COVID-19, all action that sales management takes must be predicated on the necessity not only to create an effective management relationship, but also to maintain it.

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Minimizing Disruption on Your Sales Team When New Skills and Capabilities Are Required to Succeed

By Sandler Training / August 7, 2020

Most business leaders have grown accustomed to the comforting concept of “normal” market conditions.

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“New Age” Selling Requires “New Age” Management

By Jonathan Farrington / July 15, 2020

Whatever label we choose to hang on our new preferred style of selling, there will be considerable implications for sales management. It is my view that for companies to remain competitive now, their sales organization must be able to respond rapidly and positively to the numerous changing tides post-COVID As businesses strive to establish a…

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“How Do I Keep The Sales Organization Focused…Even When There Are Major Distractions?”

By Colum Lundt / July 3, 2020

Many of the sales leaders I talk to these days tell me that they are struggling with the issue of keeping the team(s) focused.

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If You Know Transactional Analysis, Now is the Time for Your Nurturing Parent to Shine

By Sandler Training / June 11, 2020

By using the Transactional Analysis model, we’re more likely to have better outcomes from challenging conversations, particularly in challenging times.

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