Tag Archives: Sales

Good Metrics vs Worthless Ones, Part One

Maybe it’s just that time of year, but I am somehow getting into a lot of discussions about metrics. Sales metrics. Compliance metrics. Safety metrics. Evaluation metrics. And on and on… What is grabbing my attention is how I often … Continue reading

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Podcast: The MOST Important Elements of High Performance Teaming

This Thursday at 1p NY Time, listen in on a great conversation I had with Lynn Hidy (@UpYourTeleSales) and Babette Ten Haken (@BabetteTenHaken): Sales Coffee Klatch Chat. We talked about the MOST important elements of high performance teaming – Goal … Continue reading

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Is Your Sales Manager Worthless?

In a recent study, Gallup published a statistic that literally jarred me. According to their 2015 State of the American Manager, only 10% of all managers are what you could call “great.” Okay, fair enough. A truly great manager is … Continue reading

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When Leaders Resist Change

I recently saw this quote from Laszlo Bock, the head of HR at Google (@LaszloBock2718): “Most organizations are designed to resist change and enfeeble employees.” Wow. That comment just struck me. I mean, seriously? MOST organizations? I have worked with … Continue reading

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How to Deal with DIFFICULT Prospects/Clients

For the second week in a row, I have been a guest on a great podcast. This time, it was “The Word: A Jolt of Sales 411” with top sales blogger (and buddy) Jim Keenan (@Keenan). BONUS: another friend and … Continue reading

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BizLockerRadio: Managing Clients for Growth

Last week, I had a BLAST on #BizLockerRadio w/ Kelly Riggs (@KellyRiggs) and Colleen Francis (@EngageColleen). Check it out! Managing Clients for Growth. #Sales

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How to Deal with STRESSED OUT Customers

Next week, I am stoked to be joining my friends Jim Keenan (@keenan) and Anthony Iannarino (@iannarino) for a “jolt of Sales 411.” Our topic is going to be people who drive us nuts how to deal with a pain in … Continue reading

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Think You’ve Got Stress?

I have a confession that you probably already know: I’m a horribly inconsistent blogger. But, hopefully, you find my content good enough that when stuff comes out, it’s worth your time to read. Which I’m hoping this post will be … Continue reading

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How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships

I wrote a guest blog for Nimble on “How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships” at http://www.nimble.com/blog/how-to-build-and-destroy-great-working-relationships/ I think you will like it… Tim Ohai

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Strategic Execution, Part 3: Plan for Detours

Okay. You know it’s been a while when you have clients, passing you at work, commenting on how long it’s been since your last blog. Doh! No, I did not get lost in the desert. And I won’t bore you … Continue reading

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