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Category: 'sales-strategy-and-design' Blog Posts

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Five Tips to Improve Sales Effectiveness of Smaller Teams

by Dave Egloff  |  November 7, 2019

Nearly all sales leaders have an eye on sales effectiveness. However, it is those leading smaller sales forces that should be the most keenly aware of where sellers are losing...

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Are Fields Sales Feeling a Squeeze?

by Dave Egloff  |  October 9, 2019

Whether it be a matter of sales strategy or perhaps sales force design, many sales leaders are exploring future investments in key account programs or inside sales functions. Some are...

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Managing the Cost of Sales

by Dave Egloff  |  September 26, 2019

Last week, Gartner hosted their annual CSO & Sales Leader Conference in Las Vegas.  In my experience, it was the most impressive gathering of Chief Sales Officers, sales operations leaders,...

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Holistic Sales Performance Management

by Dave Egloff  |  September 11, 2019

Sales performance management can be simply defined as an ongoing engagement where seller activities and results are assessed and improved. Sales leaders typically leverage sales performance data to inform compensation...

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Use High Water Mark Compensation Plans to Reward Sellers on Recurring Revenue

by Dave Egloff  |  August 26, 2019

Recurring revenue presents a challenge when used to measure seller performance.  Unlike new business metrics, which more easily allows a sales leader to monetize seller influence, recurring revenue can paint...

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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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