There is a plethora of (mediocre) advice about how to get your first sales leadership role. What to do to stand out, what to say in the interview, how to "act as if." What never seems to get mentioned is that what gets you the new sales leadership position has very little to do with how well you will do at that role. What gets you there won't make you successful there.
Millennials Are Now Your New Managers
Millennials and boomers are having a moment. They are getting into Twitters fights with each other on who is better. "Ok, boomer," and "okay, millennial" is daily fodder. One of my favorite sketches Saturday Night Live does is a gameshow between boomers and millennials. There is even a board game called Millennials vs Boomers. The… Continue reading Millennials Are Now Your New Managers
Do You Add Value? Or Multiply It?
Photo by Jessica Strobel Creative In business and sales, we think about adding value to people. If we add value to others, we will have a job and are valued ourselves. If we don't add value, we get the chopping block. When high achieving sales people make the leap into sales leadership, it's no longer… Continue reading Do You Add Value? Or Multiply It?
We are seeing a huge divide among sales people right now. When things are going well, lackluster sales people can still survive. When times get tough, differences arise and the side unprepared to serve falls into a heap. Those who posivitely pivot, make adjustments, and keep their customers first rise to the top. I led… Continue reading Servant Selling
How to CALM Down Betty-Backout
I lost a few clients last week. No one is immune from our current reality. I call people who back out of deals "Betty Backout." We don't have to just fold our cards and sing an ode to Kenny Rogers: "You got know when to hold em....know when to fold em...know when to walk away....know… Continue reading How to CALM Down Betty-Backout
Sustainability Formula – Excerpt from Beyond the Board!
Burnout is a serious epidemic. It will affect most people at some point in their life. As someone who burnt out herself, I'm passionate about educating people on how to avoid it, or at least lesson it's impact. In my new book Beyond the Board: How to Achieve Your Vision Board Goals in a Fulfilling… Continue reading Sustainability Formula – Excerpt from Beyond the Board!
Plan Emotionally, Execute Rationally
I don't feel like writing right now. At all. I've just finished my first book and honestly, it took a lot of brain and will power. It's in format phase and will be released by mid-February, 2020. I'm writing this blog post and article because it's part of my 2020 plan. This is my 46th… Continue reading Plan Emotionally, Execute Rationally
Pollyanna Has A Problem
A positive mental attitude will get you through everything, right? Who is excited about their 2020 goals?! I know I sure am! Ready to level up, serve more, and achieve things I've never had on my radar before. I hope you are too. I'm sure that you've already done some strategy and goal-setting or you… Continue reading Pollyanna Has A Problem
Quitting Is Not An Option – Failure Is
I had gone to a panel discussion on failure last month at part of the Twin Cities Start Up Week. The panelists shared their thoughts on how to navigate failure and the mindset to have around it. What usually showed up as failure ended up being an opportunity to something better down the road. As… Continue reading Quitting Is Not An Option – Failure Is
Do You Want Sexy or Successful?
Every day we are imploded with advice and advertisements on all the things we need in our personal and business lives to feel sexy, but not necessarily successful. More followers on social media, or we don't have any validation. The perfect dress or we won't get the perfect picture. The latest craze workout that'll have… Continue reading Do You Want Sexy or Successful?