Category Archives: Sales Management

August 26, 2021

Are Your Superstar Sellers Disguising Bad Management?

Question: You have two sales managers, each with 10 reps on their team. Manager 1 achieves 100% of his goal every quarter while Manager 2 achieves just 75%. Which is the better manager? The obvious answer is Manager 1, right? And because it seems so obvious, most companies will end the inquiry there. If a […]

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August 19, 2021

The Importance of Simplicity: What Einstein Can Teach Salespeople About Simplicity

Albert Einstein, arguably one of the greatest minds of all time, had a lot to say about simplicity. At VantagePoint, we agree with him. One of his famous quotes puts everything into perspective: “if you can’t say it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Throughout our history, we’ve done extensive research that led us […]

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August 12, 2021

The Importance of Simplicity: How Top-Performing Sales Manager’s Laser Focus Drives Results

All sales managers want to get it right. Just tell me the right way to manage and coach my salespeople and I’ll do it. Oh, how provocative is the fallacy of the one perfect approach. We want the magic pill, the final answer, the definitive solution. Everyone wants the secret sauce. Alas, it doesn’t exist. […]

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3 Signs Your Appetite for Forecasting Data Is Hindering Your Sales Force
August 5, 2021

3 Signs That Your Forecasting Demands Hinder Sales Productivity

As a sales leader, you put the execution of your go-to-market strategy in the hands of your sales force. The larger your sales force, the more likely it is that you are out of touch with the day-to-day realities of the front line. The further you move from the action in the field, the more […]

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July 28, 2021

World-Class Soccer Players Are Agile. So Are High-Performing Sellers

You are probably sick of sports analogies. We hear them all the time. They are old and tired. Except this one of course! I realize that Americans are crazy about football; however, the rest of the world views football as something very different. We call it soccer. Everyone else calls it football. This blog is […]

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July 22, 2021

How Olympians Become Olympians and What This Means for Salespeople

Have you ever wondered why some people get really, really good at something while others stagnate? Is it natural athleticism, or some inherent trait that makes them better? Have you ever wondered why you have been playing golf or tennis for years and have gotten to a plateau? It is very common to find recreational […]

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Sales Strategy: How to Make Yours Effective
July 20, 2020

Sales Strategy: How to Make Yours More Effective and Modern

There are plenty of strategy templates and articles out there sharing how to build a sales strategy. They are usually fairly basic and cover important (but not differentiated) topics such as objectives, hiring, compensation, sales activities and the like. These sales strategy documents are incredibly helpful to align your organization. But, here’s the problem: your [...]

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Agile Sales to the Core
June 11, 2020

The State of Sales in 2020

LinkedIn recently released their 2020 State of Sales Report and it is a fantastic snapshot of how the world of sales is rapidly changing. It brings to light some things that had been transpiring but are accelerating and also new challenges that teams are facing. In a nutshell, we believe the report shows how old [...]

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Solving the Mystery of Successful Sales Enablement
June 2, 2020

Infographic: The Force Multiplier in Your Sales Organization

Your Frontline Sales Managers are the force multipliers for driving the desired impact of all your investments. However, the deepest and most comprehensive study on frontline sales managers shows that there is a huge variation in the performance of sales managers—and that 75% of sales managers are struggling to meet basic targets. Download the Infographic

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10 Things Great Sales Coaches Do - Part 3
April 27, 2020

And We Thought Sales Teams Were Stressed Before?

In a February 2020 Sales Management Association webinar presented by Scott Weinhold, EVP of Strategy and Innovation, we discussed the increased levels of stress that B2B salespeople were facing due to the fear and uncertainty caused by information overload and chaotic buying processes. In fact, here’s a direct quote from Scott: “The buying process is [...]

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