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Sales transformation requires vision and execution

by Dave Egloff  |  August 6, 2019

There is a proverb that says, “Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.”  This is a great saying with broad appeal and application.  Clearly, we...

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Getting Sellers to Embrace E-commerce

by Dave Egloff  |  July 26, 2019

Omnichannel sales strategies are not a new concept and continue to evolve.  While sales leaders have long embraced a mix of routes to market, including direct and indirect sales channels,...

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Why Sales Capacity Matters

by Steve Rietberg  |  July 23, 2019

As a sales operations leader, you are under continual pressure to deliver better analytical insight. But your team's time is limited, and developing custom analyses can't interfere with supporting sellers....

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Sales Productivity Improves Decision Making

by Dave Egloff  |  June 26, 2019

In my last blog post, I talked about the intricacies in calculating sales productivity in a complex sales environment.  I ended that post with this statement, “Despite being nuanced, creating...

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Complexity of Sales Productivity

by Dave Egloff  |  June 10, 2019

Seller productivity is a popular metric for many sales leaders. Simply stated, sales productivity can equal the revenue generated by the seller’s book of business.  However, as sales organizations evolve...

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Measuring Seller Performance – Absolutely or Relatively

by Dave Egloff  |  May 29, 2019

Sales leaders examine seller performance in distinct ways.  Two common methods include using either an absolute or relative approach. Absolute Sales Performance Absolute sales performance is the simplest approach where...

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Coaching Sellers Effectively and Objectively

by Dave Egloff  |  May 13, 2019

There is an old proverb that is commonly used in the corporate world – “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”...

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The Evolution of Sales Operations

by Dave Egloff  |  April 28, 2019

The sales operations function is on a transformative journey.  In working with many leaders, it’s clear that any sales operations organization can be plotted along a maturity continuum. My colleague...

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Attracting and retaining top sales talent

by Dave Egloff  |  April 15, 2019

There is a common saying — leaders need to attract and retain top talent.  Clearly, this is a great practice.  However, when the labor market is saturated and the bid...

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Contrasting customer segmentation and customer tiering

by Dave Egloff  |  March 28, 2019

Many sales leaders describe their customer segmentation strategy by discussing how larger customers get more resources.  While this is a viable approach, it’s more akin to customer tiering as opposed...

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