Category: Coaching+Goal Setting Tips

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How to Help Team Members Set Goals, Maintain Accountability

One of the most radical changes impacting organizations is the morphing of the old performance appraisal into “performance development.” A thoughtful post by Jim Harter at Gallup challenges you to think about this concept.

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Coaching Tactics to Increase Team Member Loyalty

The latest unemployment numbers show what many companies should be aware of. There’s a growing talent shortage as enterprises look for the best and brightest candidates to help them launch new initiatives. If you fail to take concrete steps toward offering your employees a good experience, professional development, and rewards, you risk losing them. Earlier

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How to Help Your New Team Member Fit In

Who can blame a new employee for breezing into the office with a big list of ideas about how to change things up? But, unless you specifically hired this individual to be a change agent in your organization, your new hire will need a little sensitivity training before she creates unnecessary drama with other employees.

Improving Your Coaching Effectiveness is as Easy as A-B-C

Many salespeople these days say they’d like to have more interaction with their sales managers. Specifically, according to the 2017 Voice of the Sales Rep study, they’d like to have more sales coaching. But is the limited amount of coaching we’re giving them doing any good?

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Are You Optimizing Your Sales Team for Success?

To speed up the hiring process, managers may be tempted to bring in the same kind of sales rep who worked well in the past. Sona Jepsen, entrepreneur.com guest writer and vice president for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) suggests a different thought process for hiring and training sales reps.

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Are You Coaching, or Managing?

The way you work with your team members, coaching versus managing, will mean the difference between success and failure in the long term. To learn about the differences between coaching and managing, check out the work published by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman.

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Are Your Employees Gaming Your Incentive System?

To make a splash in the marketplace, businesses will often establish a compensation system that rewards salespeople to take huge risks in exchange for the chance to earn huge sums. Research published in Kellogg Insight also associates these kinds of compensation models with the recent near collapse of our financial systems.

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Are You Giving Your Front-line Managers The Right Kind of Support?

Promoting your best worker into a management role doesn’t mean he’ll automatically make a great team leader. If your company doesn’t provide the right type of support to this new manager, you’re risking a huge failure.

How to Coach Employees to Help Themselves

If your new sales assistant seems intimidated by the bully in the budget office, she might be in the habit of relying on you to get the monthly sales numbers. To prevent this situation from getting out of hand, follow the advice of Marlene Chism and train your team members to solve more of their own problems.

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