Here’s the reality that I’ve discovered in my work with sales teams: Real growth and change, both personal and professional, occurs only when:
personal responsibility starts, and
purposeful, strategic action begins.
This process takes mental toughness, followed by a solid action plan, like a Quarterly Sales Business Plan.How might you foster grit in your sales manager and salespeople?How might you provide a track to run on that will challenge them to be more disciplined in grasping responsibility and moving forward?
The news of the economic shutdown due to Covid-19 is a shock to all of us. Minutes after hearing the TV announcement, my phone rings. It’s my 30-year-old son (who’s in sales).“Mom, what’s happening to the world?!?” Then, “I’m going to be working from home, aren’t I? What do you recommend I do next, so I get set up and productive quickly?”
I recently read Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme, by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.Even though society might label us as irrelevant and extreme, I sometimes wonder if we, the Church, i.e. the Body of Christ, are asleep.Yes, asleep.
It’s the final quarter. It’s time for all hands on deck. It’s time to be innovative.As a rookie salesperson at Xerox, I prepare diligently for my 4th Quarter Review. I’m expecting to sit down with my sales manager for a thorough review of my pipeline. However, I am stunned to see six executives sitting at the conference table when I walk into the boardroom. Six? Why the executive presence?
As Christian leaders, we have not been shielded from the impact of the pandemic on our leadership strategies. As if the economic fallout and health hazards are not difficult enough to cope with, we’re seeing cultural chaos and conflict.How might you respond to energize and equip the Millennials you lead to develop their leadership acumen for a changing world?