Now, everybody always says there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in win, because the individuals make the team what it is, and how they think and what they do is important to the team.
— Nick Saban
The Problem of Turnover
One of the first questions I always ask new clients who are struggling to get control of their salespeople and increase their results is a very easy one to answer.
Here is the question…
Of the last 10 salespeople to leave, how many of them quit and how many were dismissed or as I like to say “de-hired?”
When I listen to sales managers answer that question, I don’t only listen for the words they tell me but also watch how hard it is for them to access this information.
If a sales manager takes a long time to answer because they can’t remember the last time a sales person left the company, I know they have a turn-over problem.
Not enough, turn-over that is. Continue reading “Having a Turnover Problem?”
I can tell spring is about to arrive when I listen to my favorite sports radio show and I hear the ‘Hot Stove” league heating up. The show hosts go on seemingly forever about the same players and how they fit in to this years team. This week they started to play the pre-season games in earnest as all the players try to play themselves into mid-season shape by the first week in April.
In the selling world try to think about how you can use this time of year to do the same thing. What i mean is that we have all endured a challenging economy over the recent past. Just remember that when a person who is good at selling their services goes to work that the economy is always a lot better. At least it is for those who are in great mid-season selling “shape.” Continue reading “Keep Your Eye On The Ball”