Sales Manager Enablement

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August 24, 2019

Manage Smarter 84: Mergers & Acquisitions – Managing Through Major Change

Tom Ray is the Executive Vice President of Jim Doyle and Associates. He is also the author of Amazon best seller, Branding is OUT, Results are IN! Lessons for the LOCAL Advertiser and is an expert in local advertising and media media - an industry with a high amount of mergers and acquisitions. In this episode, we discuss: what you should do with your department and team in a merger or acquisition; how to get MORE out of your people amid the stress and chaos; how to use major change within your organization for leverage; and coping with and managing the major company culture change that follows

August 18, 2019

Manage Smarter 83: Mastering Your Message

Joe Williams is the Founder of Creative Performance Group, where he helps people get their message out to the world in the most powerful way possible. His new book The Impact Awakening: How to Go from Having a Calling to Changing Lives, focuses on how to master your message, communicate it powerfully, and scale it into an Impact Business. In this episode, we discuss: how to “up your game” of communication plus How to evaluate and change your communication style.

August 15, 2019

Do You Show Up As A Leader?

When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That is the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads.

August 11, 2019

Manage Smarter 82: Managing with Greater Mindfulness

Theresa Rose is a Mindful Performance Specialist, standup comedian, and award-winning author of Mindful Performance: How to Powerfully Impact Profitability, Productivity, and Purpose. In this episode, we discuss: Are you a “Spewer” or a “Doer”?; how to begin incorporating dozens of mindful techniques; why you can’t have emotional intelligence without being mindful; and tips on how being mindful can boost your personal life as well as professional.

August 4, 2019

Manage Smarter 81: How to Manage 4 Generations in 1 Workplace

z Devine Hewson, CPC and Mark Lund, M.D., CPC are Co-Founders and Principals of Twin Lights Consulting. Their firm helps companies create authentic communication across the chasm dividing the generations at work. In this episode, we discuss: What year the number of millennials in the workforce will equal 75% - it's sooner than you might think; identifying and leveraging what generations have to offer each other in the workplace; and effectively communicating with different generations to boost profits.

// 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