How Do You Successfully Onboard New Sales People?

As you bring on new sales people, the key question is always some form of: “How do we get new sales people up to speed quickly?”

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In my training and coaching practice, I’ve seen companies truly botch this up. Never intentionally, of course. But, here are a few thoughts on how to onboard new employees quicker and more successfully.

1. Complete a Thorough Job Responsibility Document. 

Yes, a document. Lots of firms refuse to commit anything to paper. It must be crystal clear on what the roles and functions of the job are… and what is expected of that person.

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“Episode #316: Hiring Sales Culture”
by Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale

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The Advanced Selling Podcast
September 10, 2015

advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootCan you hire a sales culture or does it come from the sales leader?  Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale share their observations from working with different sales teams and cultures around the country.  They discuss the signals they see that tell them a company’s sales culture is sound or challenged, and what indicators are present in most good sales environments.  In this episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan share their definitions of strong sales cultures and give you tactical exercises to implement with your team right away.

Visit www.advancedsellingpodcast.com for access to exclusive listener sales tools and resources.

Working Under Load. The Secret To Your Success.

Charles Poliquin is a weight-lifting coach. He’s the guy your trainer looks to for advice on proper technique, cadences and exercises. He was on Tim Ferriss’s podcast (Click Here To Listen) last week and he said something I thought was fascinating. Simple, but fascinating.

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He said if you really want to increase your strength, you must spend more time “under load.”

In his world, under load means to stress the muscle throughout the entire weight bearing exercise. In other words, do the reps slow, stopping at the top and bottom for a few seconds. So instead of doing 20 curls in 35 seconds, you do 20 in 2 minutes.

More time under load = more strength.

In our world, “under load” leads to strength as well.

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Becoming Your Best By Avoiding The Misses

I am blessed to be able to interview top-notched authors and experts in the area of leadership as we launch The Sales Leadership Academy.

Steve Shallenberger

I spoke to a veteran of leadership coaching, Steve Shallenberger, last week. Steve has worked with Fortune 100 companies for the last 30 years and has a great pulse on the mistakes he sees leaders make. He’s also author of “Becoming Your Best.”

One of those has to do with “Vision.” The lesson is that just because your company has no declared vision, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

But the fact is that if you have a division…a team…a group…you MUST have a compelling, inspiring vision for your them or they’ll wander around with little focus, and little inspiration.

Here is an excerpt from a longer interview I did with Steve where he shared his thoughts.

Enjoy!

If you’re interested in learning more about The Sales Leadership Academy…and how it can help you create this type of inspiration in your team, go here. A little knowledge here could make a huge revenue difference in your team. It might be worth looking at.

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Are You Using An Ancient Leadership Method?

How tedious has it been in the last 20 years to try to keep up with all of the leadership theories and maxims put forth by experts? Leaves us all kind of confused, doesn’t it?

Alan Cutler

Alan Cutler has done an excellent job of sifting through all of the theories and get to what works. In this interview excerpt, I ask Alan some of those questions about the psychology of leadership, a topic on which he has written, “The Psychology of Leadership.(Click Here To Learn More)

Enjoy the interview with Alan. Let me know your thoughts.

If you’re interested in learning more about The Sales Leadership Academy…and how it can help you create this type of inspiration in your team, go here. A little knowledge here could make a huge revenue difference in your team. It might be worth looking at.

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