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.
With the right mindset, you can develop your people-focused and connecting skills to improve your organizational culture. Michelle Tillis Lederman, an expert at creating the kind of connector culture that spells success for everyone on your team, told us how the process works in a recent Manage Smarter podcast.
Dishonest. It’s one of the words you want to be described as the least while pitching a sale, but is probably how you’re coming off if you’re trying to paint your product or service as perfect, no matter what. That’s the advice Todd Caponi gives salespeople in a recent SellingPower article.
James Rores, founder and CEO of Floriss Group, says that 97% of salespeople are not viewed as trustworthy by prospective clients. Instead, they’re seen as self-centered, pushy, and manipulative. Why does this happen?
Leadership transparency has also been called business’ “currency of trust.” As you know, trust is the foundation of any relationship.
Too many managers treat goal setting as a one-and-done task. If that’s how you’re establishing expectations for your sales reps, you could be in for major disappointment as the year progresses.
People love to follow leaders who know where they are going and who care about their followers. Even those who consider themselves to be leaders are usually willing to follow others who seem focused and collaborative.
"Be authentic" has become the most tossed around and over-used cliché in the world of business and sales. Authenticity is not a sales strategy!
Everyone focuses on making customers feel happy and appreciated. But do you make your clients feel empowered? Empowered clients are comfortable clients, and comfort leads to loyalty.
It takes a long time for leaders to build trust and credibility with their employees. Just a few minutes of bad behavior on your part can completely destroy what you’ve worked so hard to earn.
A new report released today from Label Insight and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) revealed that grocery shoppers exhibit loyalty to those products that create deeper relationships through information exchange. The Transparency Imperative report found that shoppers increasingly demand transparency and a closer connection to their food, so much so that 75% are more likely to switch to a brand that provides more in-depth product information, beyond what's provided on the physical label. When shoppers were asked the same question in 2016 in a similar study by Label Insight, just 39% agreed they would switch brands.