Tag Archives: Salespeople

Beware of the Sales Gabber

Some salespeople simply don’t know when to shut up! Recently I had set aside an hour to do an interview with a sales candidate. Now I do a pretty thorough interview and I came prepared with a list of 30 or so questions I like to get answered. I usually start off with a brief […]

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Don’t Let HR Hire Salespeople

One of the hiring traps many companies fall into is letting HR hire salespeople. I apologize if this blog annoys HR practitioners but the simple truth is that most (not all) HR people are unqualified to hire salespeople. What they are extremely good at is managing the hiring process and understanding the legal aspects of […]

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The Boring Part of Onboarding a Salesperson

Every great author has a trilogy and this is mine. Well actually I’m not really a great author, but this is part of a trilogy. This is the third article on the topic of onboarding salespeople. For the uninitiated, "onboarding" is what happens after you successfully complete the arduous process of hiring a new salesperson. […]

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Hiring a Salesperson? Hire for Attitude.

Seasoning is great “on” food and “in” people! One of the things employers often look for in a sales candidate is past sales experience and “seasoning.” However, sometimes when you hire one of these seasoned pros, they come complete with complacency. In sales, like in many things, attitude counts. I don’t ever discount a salesperson’s […]

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Sales Management Consulting – Coaching – Mentoring

It’s Lonely at the Top It doesn’t matter if you are a sales manager or business owner; it’s lonely at the top. You are often called upon to make decisions in a vacuum without the benefit of being able to bounce your ideas off of someone else. When those decisions impact your sales efforts, they […]

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