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Free Ebook: The 13 Types of Toxic Salespeople — and How to Avoid Hiring Them

Hiring an employee who turns out to be toxic can cost the company lost sales, higher rates of sales rep turnover, and turmoil. Research shows 1% of people are psychopaths and 4% are sociopaths, while another 2–3% of the population might end up behaving in a toxic way in the workplace. When you add it up, that’s one out of 13 people.

In this book, we offer a glimpse at 13 types of toxic personality types we’ve identified in the workplace for sales teams. We have ordered the chapters by the most difficult and problematic, the Jungle Fighter, to the least likely to be problematic, the Martyr. Using documented case studies, we also outline the steps you can take to address toxic behavior and restore harmony to your organization.

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Is data driving your sales talent? Today, growing your business takes more than the gift of selling ice cubes to eskimos.

A huge disruptor in the market is developing an effective data management process that creates direction and energy. C. Lee Smith President/CEO of SalesFuel® — a multi-million dollar company based in Columbus, Ohio that provides Internet-based applications for sales development to media properties and advertising agencies the featured guest on episode 13 of the Leadership Strategies for Tomorrow's Leaders podcast. He shares strategies on moving from shot gun to laser beam focus in the sales process

White Paper: Selling to Millennial Decision-Makers

Members of the first digital generation are increasingly showing up in the C‑suite. In fact, today’s B2B buyer is more likely to be a millennial.

In this sales enablement white paper, you’ll discover that although every millennial is different, new research from SalesFuel’s Selling to SMBs study finds this generation has tendencies that are significantly different from their predecessors. You’ll discover how the buying process differs, the importance of marketing and social media, which salesperson behaviors can make the sale – and which will kill a sale — with this new generation of decision-makers.

C. Lee Smith Leads Off New Season of All Business Podcast with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Don’t be stuck in your old ways. Two business experts talk about new ways to tackle turnover and toxicity in your sales team through analytics. Sales veterans C. Lee Smith and Jeffrey Hayzlett also touch on the qualities of a good manager. C. Lee Smith is the founder and CEO of SalesFuel, a company he founded in 1989, which offers more than sales research. Over the years, SalesFuel has expanded its business into coaching, hiring, and sales consulting.

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Sell Smarter — Episode 22 — Avoiding Technical Glitches During Your Next Sales Presentation

Does the thought of technology glitches during your sales presentation cause you anxiety?

White Paper+Video: 18 Ways to Refuel Yourself

Does every lead you get lately look like crap? Has your creativity dried up? Your energy drained? Are your co-workers always getting on your nerves? And your sales numbers starting to suffer?

Your gas tank could be running low and you’re well on your way to burnout. And nobody wants to buy from a low energy salesperson who doesn’t exude energy, passion and confidence. Here’s 18 ways to get rid of the mental JUNK that’s causing your FUNK.

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Sell Smarter — Episode 21 — Avoiding Autopilot Sales

What’s the number one objection most salespeople face today?

On-Demand Webinar: Protect Yourself Against Hiring Toxic Salespeople

Watch Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder and CEO of Selling Power, and C. Lee Smith, CEO of SalesFuel as they discuss: the potential damage that can result from hiring just one toxic salesperson to your team; how to reduce the risk of committing such a costly hire [and often costlier fire!]; and the “Unlucky 13” personality types for sales teams, and how to defend yourself against the harm they can cause.

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Sell Smarter — Episode 20 — Smarter Pre-call Research

It’s much harder to close if you don’t ask smart questions early in the sales process. But before you make that discovery call, you need to do some homework.

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Sell Smarter 19: The Best Time of Day to Make Sales Calls

What time of the day is the best time to make sales calls? I’m C. Lee Smith and this is Sell Smarter.

On-Demand Webinar: Detoxifying Your Team One Member at a Time

Free Executive Briefings webinar from the C‑Suite Network. The ill-effects of just one toxic employee can infect your team like a virus. Demoralizing them. Eroding their performance. Causing everyone to walk on eggshells and dread coming to work.

How can you recognize the unlucky 13 types of toxic employees? Chances are, you’ve already encountered one in your workplace, and may be dealing with one right now. Join SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith as he shares the types of toxic employees — how to identify them, what to do if you’ve hired one, and how to avoid hiring them in the first place.

C. Lee Smith Featured on Businesses That Care Podcast

Businesses That Care podcast host Julie Ann Sullivan writes: "When doing research on the company and Lee, I was intrigued by his philosophy that every member of a company has an impact on sales. I couldn’t agree more. That enlightenment is essential for great leaders to succeed AND the power it has for every member of the workforce is amazing. In episode 197, Lee touches on all four attributes that create a thriving business culture; Listening, Open to New Ideas, Lifelong Learning and Safe Environment.

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