Sales Management

7 Things a Successful Sales Manager Should Never Do
7 Things a Successful Sales Manager Should Never Do A sales manager’s responsibilities include leading a team of sales representatives in an organization, and guiding them toward a common goal - but a truly successful sales manager does much more than that. It's common for some sales managers to complain that their teams aren’t achieving goals set by the organization. But having a top performing sales team depends largely on the type of manager they have.  Some traits make all the difference between a mediocre sales manager and a successful sales manager.  Here are the 7 things a successful sales manager should never do: Never Overwork Your Reps There....
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7 Characteristics of Effective Sales Managers
7 Characteristics of Effective Sales Managers There are thousands of different leadership styles.  They are the subject of college coursework, unlimited journal articles, and countless books. Supervisors, managers, and executives all develop unique leadership styles, whether they’re on factory floors, in I.T., H.R., or marketing and sales. Great leaders are essential for the success of any business, but let’s face it: revenue is mostly generated by sales. And sales success is dependent on those sales reps who find leads, nurture them, and ultimately seal the deal. To do this, they rely on their own skill sets, but also on the training, direction, coaching, and support of....
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7 Sales Onboarding Best Practices
7 Sales Onboarding Best Practices As many as 62% of companies consider themselves to be ineffective at onboarding their new sales hires -- is yours one of them? According to research by the Sales Management Association, it takes an average of 10 weeks of training to ramp up new sales hires. And after that, it takes 11.2 months for them to actually become productive and start giving some ROI. Couple that with the fact that the average cost to replace an “average” sales rep is $97,960 and you can see the major disconnect. Plus, companies that have good onboarding procedures improve quota attainment by 6.7%....
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