Did you hear about the star gymnast who was chosen for the Olympic swimming team? Of course not, because it never happened. Gymnasts, even though they are excellent athletes, will be picked for the gymnastics team. Swimmers will be picked for the swimming team. “Well, that’s just how it’s supposed to be,” I hear you say. Yet, isn’t this what often happens in the world of sales?
Going through some old files on my computer recently, I discovered a list of leadership tips on accountability and building an excuse-free culture in your business. These are proven practices for business and sales leaders. Are you looking for proven principles that will stand the test of time?
A lack of accountability has many faces. Procrastination is one of the ways it shows up in the behavior of our millennial sales leaders and business development reps. Yes, procrastination is the cunning companion that prevents them from getting around to doing the things they want to accomplish.Have you observed procrastination in your sales team?