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Management & Leadership

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.

We hire salespeople who claim good past results and appear professional and competent at interview and then they fail to hit agreed targets. Why is that?

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.

As the weather heats up, many companies begin to look with dread upon the impending summer slowdown. For brands unprepared for the upcoming lull, it can be a challenge to keep the company moving forward and productive during the summer months. With people in and out of the door due to vacations and time off, it can feel impossible to get anything done.

August 2016: Summer is spelling bad weather for small businesses in the South East, according to a survey of 200 small business owners in the South East. Over two thirds (69%) of small business owners believe their business productivity falls during summer months.

Small business owners tend to stay small because they do not install systems and processes into their business. Most owners want to hire “experienced” sales people. The mentality is to hire someone, teach them about their products and services, then expect the person to “go sell”. What’s the problem? If we hire experienced sales people, once they learn the product or service, they should be good to go, right?

I am a terrible “bah humbug!” when it comes to “trick or treat” but I do take a keen interest in Ghosts.