Are you feeling disorganized? Do you track your daily and weekly meetings? Are you always putting out fires? Have your one-on-one sessions and ride-alongs dropped off? If you feel like you’re underwater and don’t recognize that specific meetings and tasks have fallen off your plate, then it’s time for you to set up a Sales Operating System.
Do you have an open sales leader position? Are you a CEO who does not have enough hours in the day to manage sales? Are your sales stagnant or declining? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might need a fractional sales leader.
Are you a CEO who is wondering if you should keep your highly qualified sales leaders because the numbers aren’t there, and you’re not confident that they will be? Or maybe you are a sales leader, and right now, you are wondering if you should be updating your resume because the CEO is always on your back? The problem is usually based on a lack of communication, and often causes the revolving door effect the solution is very straightforward.
It’s not enough to have great talent on your sales team. Even if your salespeople have excellent selling skills, real success comes when everyone is aligned with the goals and expectations set by the sales leader while also being motivated and held accountable. So, what does it mean for a salesperson to be accountable? For this article, let’s say accountability is defined as; being held responsible for doing the things that are expected of you.
Unprecedented times are upon all of us. Anyone who has been through substantial changes, personal, or professional, likely has never seen anything like what is happening today with COVID. This pandemic impacts the entire WORLD. Because of this, choosing empathy when dealing with others is critical regardless if it’s your family, team, boss, current customers, or prospects.
The full impact of Covid-19 is not yet known. In some markets and industries, it is clear that customers are deferring or canceling planned purchases. In other cases, companies are booming. Maybe that’s your company. Nonetheless, it’s safe to say things are different now. You may be asking yourself, with the amount of change in the marketplace, should you change territories and goals to keep your team engaged and motivated? Or change them because your business has changed?
Investing in a sales management consultant allows for an outside perspective of your company, sets the appropriate pace for your sales team, works with your sales leader to reach their full potential, helps to backup good ideas, and provides effective communication strategies. A great sales management consultant will help your company reach new heights as well as break down barriers for more success. Do you need one?
Much of the world has practically shut down; countless people have been laid-off, customers are no longer spending money, your sales have declined rapidly. This crisis happened so quickly that you are frozen like a deer in the headlights. You do not know what to do next. So, you do nothing, that is safe, right? You cannot make anything worse if you just stand still correct? Wrong. Here is what you can do instead of sitting on the sidelines during a crisis.
Company leaders are facing a crisis. Many sales leaders are failing to foster a sense of confidence and loyalty in their employees. Fortunately, that does not have to be the case. Sales leaders who show great leadership qualities can inspire their teams to accomplish amazing things. Here are six traits that a great sales leader possesses in a time of crisis.