Sales Manager Enablement

// Developing and Leading High-Performing Sales Teams

// Quick Takes on Sales Management+Leadership

June 16, 2019

Manage Smarter 74: How to Reach the C-Suite Sooner

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro is the CEO and owner of Hawthorne Advertising. an award-winning technology-based advertising agency specializing in analytics and accountable brand campaigns. In this episode, we discuss: How she rose from the mail room of a talent agency to the C-Suite; the #1 mistake managers make regarding goal setting and planning; the hottest trends in advertising and digital marketing; and advice to young professional women aspiring to be in the C-Suite

June 13, 2019

Why Training Without Coaching Doesn’t Work

Jason Forrest, founder and CEO at FPG (Forrest Performance Group) is the winner of five international Stevie Awards for his training programs. During a recent Manage Smarter podcast, I asked Jason why so many training programs don’t impact the bottom line as much as business leaders hope.

June 9, 2019

Manage Smarter 73: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact

Michelle Tillis Lederman is named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch and author of "The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact." In this episode, we discuss: How to be a relationship-driven leader; the 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact; the difference between connecting and networking; and how to build strong work relationships and what's the ROI.

June 2, 2019

Manage Smarter 72: Don’t Just Be a Manager, Be a Hero!

Jeffrey Hayzlett is Chairman & CEO of the C-Suite Network, the former CMO of Kodak and (perhaps best known for being) a celebrity judge on the TV show Celebrity Apprentice for three seasons. He is the best-selling author of "The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures." In this episode, we discuss: The definition of The Hero Factor and Hero Leadership philosophy; why you should consider this different model of leadership; the benefits of being a Hero leader; and stories of companies that did not follow this model.

// Making the Case for Sales Manager Enablement

Most sales teams are over-reliant on their top talent with the top fifth bringing in almost 60% of revenues

CSO Insights

High ranking salespeople promoted to management average a 7.5% decline in their subordinates performance

Harvard Business Review

87% of high-performing reps say sales manager competency is a top decision driver when considering a new job

SiriusDecisions

39% of U.S. salespeople have left jobs because they didn’t like their direct managers or their performance

Voice of the Sales Rep Study, SalesFuel, 2017

45% of high-performing sales managers say they received inadequate training to prepare them for the role

SiriusDecisions

61% of new managers do not receive management training and 69% do not receive coaching

Blanchard

Less than 30% of managers strongly agree that someone at work encourages their development

Gallup

70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager

Gallup

Training budgets for managers and supervisors has increased for 6 straight years

Training Industry Report

79% of sales leaders think they are good coaches, yet only 38% of reps agree

Harvard Business Review

Only 35% of US sales reps believe their managers set realistic, obtainable and clearly defined goals for them

Voice of the Sales Rep Study, SalesFuel, 2017

Most sales managers invest less than 8% of their time coaching their salespeople

"The Sales Manager's Guide to Greatness," Kevin F. Davis

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High-performing sales teams start with high-performing sales managers.

— C. Lee Smith