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David Davies

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

Why don't we spend more time considering the consequences of making a bad hire?

The cost of a bad sales hire is phenomenal. Let's take a look.

To calculate the true cost of a bad sales hire you are going to want to know:

1 > The cost to recruit, on-board and train a salesperson.

2 > The average sales of your A players (top 20%), B players (average) and C Players (bottom 20%).

Are you communicating....or trying to get the other person to submit?

In Transforming Leaders: The Sandler Way there are eight common baits that people use to get other people into Communication Dysfunction.

This is what happens in dysfunctional exchanges between people.

They have one commonality.  One person is using his or her strengths against the other person in order to bring that person to submission - so that they will acquiesce or come around to a certain way of thinking or acting.

Leadership starts in your own life and then radiates outward as an example to others.

Dave Arch wrote in his Book 'Transforming Leaders - The Sandler Way' "You cannot expect to transform a Team, or an Organisation, until you've transformed yourself."

There are 7 essential qualities that are reflected and exemplified in the character and work habits of great Leaders.

Small business owners in the South East opting for apprentices over grads Small business owners in the South East would rather recruit an apprentice for an entry-level role than a graduate, according to a survey of 200 small business owners in the South East. 53% of respondents said that they would rather opt for an apprentice for an entry-level role.

Ask salespeople to list their least favorite selling activities, and you can count on “prospecting” being at the top of the list. And, the least favorite of all prospecting activities is unquestionably making cold calls.

Why have a system?

Salespeople, the world over, spend entire careers avoiding making sales calls; especially cold calls. Have you, or your team, ever put off prospecting tasks....and faced a performance crisis as a result?