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As a Leader, it probably feels like someone has taken the batteries out of your favourite toy right now?

Your team are faces on a Video Screen. Engaged when you engage them. But when you are not connected, what are they up to?

Who knows?

Truthfully only they do.

Time to set the rhythm. Beat the drum!

When speaking with a Sales Leader last week they were clearly unsettled at the prospect of having a ‘work-from-home’ policy enforced on them. In their own words ‘the Nightmare scenario’.

They said, “I can’t trust my people to stay focused. They’re going to start slacking.”

“Why?” I said.

“People do when they are ‘Working from home’, don’t they?” they responded.

“They might.  But only if you do….” I replied.

Channel Management is probably the toughest sales assignment there is.

Are you confused where to start in (re)building your partner sales channel?

Are you frustrated by poor performance from the majority of your channel partners?

Are you struggling to scale via your channels, partnerships and alliances?

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Here's a Mystery.  

Most departments in an organisation have a common language and a common process.

Everyone in Accounting talks the same language.

In Marketing, there's a very analytical process by which everyone agrees to measure results.

In Operations or Engineering, or any other part of the organisation you care to name, everyone agrees on the process by which things get done, and everyone agrees on the key terms that connect to the process.

As organizations grow, they realise that there are numerous different ways to define success.
A new business, for example, will be immensely satisfied the first year the operation returns a profit.

On the other hand, a more established company may expect to see a specified rate of growth year over year.

Defining what success means to you and establishing goals based upon these criteria can be an important step in monitoring your business’s development and making productive decisions based on the criteria that matter the most to you. Here are a few different ways that you can consider defining your success.

Sales success depends on building a solid, growing client base. The first impression you make while prospecting for new clients can make or break your ability to secure new business. You only have seven seconds to make your first impression with a client. Here's how to make those seven seconds count!

Make a Positive First Impression Within Seconds