Making progress

3 traits that reveal potential sales talent in your nonsales people

Pay-off: Quickly spot potential sales talent for B2B/nonsales/technical/start ups/professional service sales Investment: 4 minutes How would you go about identifying potential sales talent in your nonsales people? I’m increasingly asked to help businesses do this and it’s certainly a healthy question for businesses to ask: “Who could and should be contributing to developing our business, …

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13 ways prospects frustrate you and 13 ways to get a grip

Pay-off: how to get a grip and remain productive when people frustrate you in sales Investment: 1.5 minutes In sales or BD, you’re going to discover a sometimes surprising uglier side to people: Some prospects won’t treat you well. Some will lie to you and lead you along. Some will ignore you and disappear instead …

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A realistic way to improve at anything each day

Pay-off: improve more easily, steadily and realistically Investment: 1.5 minutes There’s a costly and simple mistake many of us make when trying to improve or develop new habits, behaviours or levels of activity. If you’re finding it hard and frustrating to improve at anything in particular in your work or life, it could be down …

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Are you the next sitting duck?

Pay-off: future-proof your career immediately Investment: < 2 mins Are you comfortable in your career? If so, you might be a sitting duck. As time progresses, your comfort zone becomes uncomfortable. It’s inevitable. It’s either happening right now, and you’re feeling it, or it’s about to happen sometime soon… What is more comfortable, as time progresses, …

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How to get 10 times more out of what you learn

Pay-off: your results could become 10 times more rewarding Investment: 7 mins Ever feel short-changed when learning? You set out with good intentions to learn something new, read a new book, or attend a new course, only to find that half way through you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and realise you …

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