sales EQ

Fake it Until You Feel it

Adopt and Express Humility to Increase Sales Effectiveness   Are you the kind of sales leader who often thinks: “I’m constantly dealing with idiots”? I get it, sometimes it can feel like you’re working on an island managed by six-year-olds. With that perspective, however, it’s likely that not only prospects, but your sales team, will view…

There’s No Crying in Sales

A Shift in Attitude and Behaviors is Key to Building a High-Performing Sales Team Does someone on your sales team wear their heart in their sleeve? While a certain level of openness, transparency, and vulnerability can be a good thing and are all signs of a high sales EQ, too much unfiltered expression can work…

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…

Put Yourself in the Buyer’s Sneakers

Leverage Empathy to Build a Strong Sales Team Think about the steps you take when you buy a pair of sneakers. Something in your world gets your attention and you come to the conclusion: I need a new pair of sneakers. In that process, you remove doubt because you’re actively looking. Then you start to…

Red-Ocean Mindset

Revising the Sales Playbook to Ignite Sales EQ There was a book a few years ago called Blue Ocean Strategy. The concept was that a blue ocean means that the water is deep, has a lot of fish, and has fewer people fishing. Thanks to COVID-19, however, businesses are suddenly finding themselves in a red…