Sales Leadership When The Future Is Unclear

[ 2 -3 min read ] Without A Clear And Adaptive Sales Strategy, Customer Acquisition Efforts Fail We have heard paraphrased versions of this again and again. Despite this, sales leaders frequently find themselves managing in situations of strategic ambiguity. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, sales leaders are quickly learning management agility […]

Digital Selling: Transforming B2B Sales

  Shifts in Consumer Behavior And Technology Four years ago, Andy Hoar writing for Forrester Research, famously postulated that a million B2B sales representatives would be displaced by 2020. Andy asserted that the combination of digitally enabled self-service models and the retirement of previous generation buyers who are replaced by digital-native buyers would form new […]

Does Quota Even Matter?

  Several years ago, in my last position as a major account executive, my brand new first-line sales manager asked me to sit down with him so he could give me my new quota for the year. I told him that I did not care what quota number he assigned to me and that the quota […]

21 Stats Every Sales Leaders Should Know

Whether you’re a numbers person or not, here are 21 stats that every technology sales leader should know.   Sales Quotas & Win Rates 1. Only 60% of companies say that quotas are set as a collaborative effort between the CEO with input from senior management. (CFO Alliance) 2. 64% of sales organizations reported correct […]

Women Talk Sales Productivity

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Where are the women in sales? What advice would female leaders give to those who aspire to lead sales teams? In a new ebook entitled Women Talk Sales Productivity, Cien gathered leading saleswomen to hear their accounts of the current sales landscape, its best practices, and advice to future saleswomen looking to make their mark in […]

Marylou Tyler: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connected with Marylou Tyler, renowned author and founder of Strategic Pipeline, a Fortune 1000 outbound sales consulting group. A internationally recognized thought […]

Jill Konrath: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimensions of female high tech sales leaders to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien spoke with Jill Konrath, advisor to growing tech companies and best selling author of four books: More Sales, Less Time; Agile Selling; SNAP Selling and Selling to Big […]

Andrea Waltz: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connect with Andrea Waltz as part of Cien’s Women in Sales Talk Productivity series. Andrea is the co-author of best selling Go for No!,  and speaks […]

Trish Bertuzzi: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien spoke with Boston native, Trish Bertuzzi, CEO of The Bridge Group and author of The Sales Development Playbook. Trish is famous for serving […]

Barbara Giamanco: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien connected with Barbara Giamanco, CEO of Social Centered Selling, co-author of The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media and host of The Razor’s Edge […]

Zeenath Kuraisha: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien connected with Zeenath Kuraisha, CEO, Head of Sales Academy and Advisory at Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Academy (APAC SMA) and Singapore Chapter […]

Bridget Gleason: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien connected Bridget Gleason, VP of Sales at Logz.io and manager of the company’s worldwide sales organization. Bridget is well known for sales acceleration, […]