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Company Culture Revealed in the Executive Interview

A colleague of mine was recently interviewed for an executive role with NewCo, a global corporation. The structural specifics of the company are not relevant to the story.  After several rounds of interviews, the company gave him the big stall … Continue reading

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The New Quotas are UnFair

At one time or another, and hopefully not too often, the sales quotas will need to be reset. Typically this happens every year to meet changing company goals, yet it does not happen in all companies, or in all offering … Continue reading

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Why New Sales Hire Definition Determines Success

There’s a common belief amongst those who hire sales professionals that past success predicts future success. Its not wrong. At the same time, its not all that right either. A corollary might be from Don Shula, coach of the ’72 … Continue reading

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Why Business Owners are like Front Line Sales Managers

You are a small business owner, an entrepreneur, an idea machine, a market maven, and more. You’ve built a pretty good little business, covering your nut, eliminated the burn rate, and now its time to grow again. So you do … Continue reading

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4 Things Sales HR & Recruiters Won’t Tell You (and why it matters)

A DeliberateSelling Perspective Recruiting for sales talent is a challenging business, but then again what business isn’t these days. Too much capacity chasing too few opportunities to make it easy, and arguably it never was, simply degrees of easier. Yet, … Continue reading

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3 Dimensions of Fit that Matter in Hiring Sales People

When it comes to hiring sales people, many stereotypes play a role, and most of them are wrong, wrong, wrong! One often herars about the notion of ‘fit’ – the sales person has to fit into the company culture. Not … Continue reading

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