sales assessments

It’s Not All About You

Taking an Other-Centric Approach to Increase Sales Performance Metrics Have you ever wondered why people sometimes form inaccurate impressions about you? Do they rush to judge you too quickly? This limited view we have of ourselves, and of others judging us only on what they see of us is called the Iceberg Effect. It’s based…

Don’t Be a Battleship

In the early 2000s in the Atlantic, there was a tense showdown between Spain and the US Navy. Essentially, there’s an emergency frequency that maritime uses, and a message went out at night from a what the crew thought was a small Spanish boat to the USS Lincoln, the second largest battleship in the Navy.

I’ll Take EQ Over IQ Any Day

Have you ever thought about the potential of a $5 bar of iron? If you’ve never seen one, there’s not much to it. Just a simple rectangle, like a bar of gold bullion, though a heck of a lot less expensive. But just because it’s a $5 bar of iron doesn’t mean it has to…

How to Build a Successful Sales Team

In a previous post, we briefly talked about taking a Moneyball approach to sales. We looked at the sales competencies that are present in a successful sales team. And we looked at finding the right salespeople with the right skills to match our market strategy and the business environment.  The current coronavirus crisis won’t last…

5 Secrets to Motivate Your Salespeople

A question I often get in my consultation sessions is, “Bob’s not motivated. What’s the best way to motivate Bob to get out there and sell more?” Well, I don’t know if there’s a best way to motivate sales people because I actually don’t believe motivation is an outward force. It’s not something you do…

Powerful Talent Assessment is the Moneyball Magic You Want

“People are overlooked for a variety of biased reasons and perceived flaws. Age, appearance, personality. Bill James and mathematics cut straight through that.”  -Peter Brand, Moneyball The premise of Moneyball, both the book and the film, was that the method of recruiting baseball talent was stuck in the past. The process used outdated methods and…