On the Perils of Avoiding Accountability

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Excuses Are Disempowering The main reason we make excuses for poor performance is to absolve ourselves of responsibility. Making excuses doesn’t absolve you of your responsibility. It only demonstrates that you are struggling to own the outcome. But excuses do even more harm. … [Read more...]

Three Deadly Sins

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 These three sins are deadly. They completely destroy your ability to succeed in sales. The Sin That Is a Lack of Self Discipline There is nothing that will damage your results more than a lack of self-discipline. You can read this as “laziness” if you like. Selling requires … [Read more...]

10 Questions To Start Your Week

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Here are ten questions to start your sales week with a rock solid plan. What live opportunities in your pipeline can you move forward this week? What actions will you need to take to move those opportunities forward? What commitments will you dream client need to make and … [Read more...]

How Leaders Can Ensure Their Software Investments Produce Returns

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This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet. I've been compensated to contribute to this program, but the opinions expressed in … [Read more...]

You Are The Conductor, Not First Chair

You Are The Conductor, Not First Chair

As a salesperson, you own the outcomes you sell. You are accountable for the results that you promise. But being accountable for the outcomes doesn't make you accountable for the transactions that make up those outcomes. It makes you accountable for orchestrating the team that … [Read more...]

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