This post on Millennial success was originally published on Nov 8, 2016 and updated on Feb 26, 2019.
4 Items Sales Managers Should Include in their Coaching Sessions
Worldwide, the population group called Millennials is just over 75M people in the US; that’s larger than the number of Baby Boomers. But for us sales managers, the employment numbers are more interesting. According to MarketWatch, the most recent numbers in 2017, tell us about 56M Millennials were either working or looking for a job. That beats out 53M GenXers, and 41M Baby Boomers. Continue reading
Here are a couple of meeting management tips I used in some of my past coaching sessions for leadership teams. Unusual… Unorthodox… Crazy… Call them what you will. They get the job done, especially when you use them as coaching opportunities
Meeting Management Tactic: Controlling Access
In this session with a client in the Ohio area, I was reviewing sales leadership practices with the organization’s management team. Continue reading
As a sales leader, you will often find your people looking to you for wisdom, direction, and reassurance. Therefore, you need a coaching process that takes time to build up the people who make up your talent pool. We need to look beyond what they can do today and help them realize what’s possible tomorrow. When you invest in building your team members, you are investing in your organization’s future. Continue reading
Follow Up In Your Delegation Process Establishes Accountability
As a sales leader, you’ll want to spend some time reviewing how you delegate tasks. If you want to make your team as effective as possible and free yourself up to address the problems only you can address, then you want your delegation process to empower your sales people. Continue reading
In a previous post, we reviewed some guidelines for conducting an effective meeting. Now, when you consider that most executives spend an average of 23 hours a week in meetings, you want these events to be as efficient as possible. You want to get the most out of your meeting while expending a minimum of resources.
Also, consider the cost of holding a meeting. In order to conduct your meeting, you need a room with presentation resources. So you have the cost of the room and the cost of your time to set it all up and break it down. Continue reading
9 Guidelines for Conducting Effective Meetings to Solve Challenges
In reviewing some of my notes from past sessions with clients, I came across these ideas for leading effective meetings.
I’ve used these ideas to lead my team to address specific challenges, problems, and issues we faced as a company. They have kept our meetings on point, focused on the problem, and constantly moving forward to identifying a solution.
However, you can easily use these ideas in a sales meeting with a client to overcome an objection. Or perhaps to help a customer through a post-sales issue with your product. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a top sales performer?
Ever stop to think about how they are able to generate outstanding results even in tough markets and hard times? Continue reading
If you haven’t yet checked out this week’s issue of Sales and Marketing Management, make sure you don’t miss Lance Tyson’s article, ‘Can Millennials Sell?’
In this article, Lance busts the most common stereotypes about Millennials in the workplace, and offers concrete tips on how to successfully manage a millennial sales team.
It’s a must read for anyone who wants to be managing a successful organization 10 years from now!
When you’re hiring salespeople, you’re hiring someone to represent your company. Afterall, they are the face of your brand. So it’s only natural that you would want to hire only the best. Does this mean they have to have a lot of sales experience? Not necessarily, but they should possess certain traits which in the end, identify them as a successful salesperson. Based upon my observation, I believe highly successful salespeople must posses the following seven traits: Continue reading