The Qualified Sales Leader

The Qualified Sales Leader

The Qualified Sales Leader

Praise for The Qualified Sales Leader: John McMahon has just about single-handedly changed the way enterprise software companies sell. As an executive, board member, advisor, and investor, John has not only coached a generation of companies on selling, but he has also influenced a generation of executives and leaders in technology, Mike Speiser-Managing Director-Sutter Hill VenturesThe learnings in The Qualified Sales Leader will help you and your sales team sell more, make more money and grow your career in enterprise sales. Luca Lazzaron-CRO SprinklrMost sales books are boring, clinical "textbooks" that "cookie-cutter" a few generic ideas into a monotonous, dull read, that puts you to sleep. The Qualified Sales Leader is an easy read, dripping with the fundamentals of enterprise sales. Real world advice that you'll put to use the next day. Chris Degnan-CRO-SnowflakeThe Qualified Sales Leader is an easy to read book that will absolutely resonate through any enterprise software sales team. Realistic, usable advice for any sales leader or sales rep. If you're in enterprise sales, you'd be crazy not to read this book Cedric Pech-CRO-MongoDBMonthly someone asks:, "When are you going to write a book". When I ask, "Why?", I'm told, "Because no one has written a sales leadership book with practical, solutions to real life issues in enterprise SaaS sales forces", Why:6 of 10 sales reps fail, not because they couldn't sell but because they were assigned the wrong accounts. Sales leaders don't align skillsets to account complexity.Rep attrition at most SaaS companies is over 20%Sales leaders can't recruit A playersSales Leaders don't coach their reps on deal advancement issuesMost sales leaders are "glorified scorekeepers"Most sales leader don't motivate their sales teamThey're focused on deals, not rep competencySales forecasts are inaccurate because most reps game the CRM system.Sales team leaders lack qualification of sales stage exit criteriaMany salesforces only win 50% of their proof of conceptsThey're unable to frame a winning POC Criteria because they skip steps 8 of 10 executive buyers say the sales meetings they take are a waste of time.Sales reps lack the ability to sell business value aligned to specific personas and use cases. 4 of 10 reps in enterprise sales say one of the top 3 biggest challenges is to establish urgency. Reps don't quantify critical business pain to create a buying influence.Reps can't find high-level business champions, only low-level coachesLeaders don't teach them to find pain above the noise.Reps find pain but can't attract a championManagers have them selfishly focused on closing a sale instead of earning trust.40% of reps say they feel out of control during the sales process.Leaders don't teach them how to control the process.Reps can't get high in the tree to drive large deals.They don't speak the language of the Economic Buyer.50% of reps say they can't overcome price objections while sales leaders struggle to increase the average deal size. Managers are pushing their sales reps into vending, not selling. Reps can't answer the simple "3 Whys" for forecasted dealsWhy do they have to buy? Why do they have to buy from us? and Why do they have to buy now?Top sales leaders will find the answers to these issues and more in The Qualified Sales LeaderFrom the PublisherJohn is widely recognized as the only person having been the CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) at five public, enterprise software companies, PTC, Geo-Tel, Ariba, BladeLogic and BMC.John's expertise was formulated as a pre-IPO member of 4 of the 5 companies listed above.Today, John is a board member at public software companies Snowflake, MongoDB and private, pre-IPO companies Lacework, Sigma, Cybereason and Observe. In the past, John has been a board member or executive consultant to: Hubspot, Glass Door AppDynamics and Sprinklr.

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Author : John McMahon
Publisher : John McMahon
Release : 2021-04-09
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 0578895064


Always Be Qualifying

Always Be Qualifying

In the past few years, companies large and small have called on Darius Lahoutifard to get help with their non-performing sales team. Described symptoms are different from one company to another. Some suffer from shortages in revenue. Others complain about unreliable forecasts, with deals slipping constantly from one quarter to another before being lost or even abandoned a few quarters later. Some CEOs notice unproductive sales teams with an unusual high number of non-quota-carrying people needed in the sales force, hitting the bottom line hard. Darius noticed that all these symptoms are related to the same illness: inability to qualify. Since most sales teams put in place organizations including SDR (Sales Development Representatives) or BDR (Business Development Representatives) who qualify leads for Account Managers, there is a wrong unstated assumption, widely spread, that once a lead is qualified, the inside sales or field sales will have to work on them until they are won or lost. Ongoing qualification is often the issue. Qualification is not a binary step of the sales process. Qualification is a mindset and a habit to apply all along the sales process, from the first call to closing. This book covers both the Why and the How of sales qualification. The author was an early sales leader at PTC where the MEDDIC methodology took shape. He is also the founder of MEDDIC Academy, the first platform to bring the qualification methodology online. This book describes the M.E.D.D.I.C. (also known as MEDDPICC) sales methodology in depth. This is not a book of theories, research, or academic concepts, but it is pure execution techniques with practical recipes. At a high level, M.E.D.D.I.C. is a checklist that helps sales professionals to reveal the gaps in an opportunity and to execute properly to fill those gaps and close the deal or drop it early.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Darius Lahoutifard
Publisher : 01consulting
Release : 2020-06-30
Total Pages : 135 Pages
ISBN : 9780989295765


Meddicc

Meddicc

What do the world's most successful enterprise sales teams have in common? They rely on MEDDICC to make their sales process predictable and efficient. MEDDIC with one C was initially created by Dick Dunkel in 1996 when he was at PTC. Since then MEDDIC has evolved to be better known as MEDDICC or MEDDPICC and has proliferated across the world being the go-to choice for elite enterprise sales organizations. If you ever find yourself feeling any of the following symptoms with your deal, you could benefit from MEDDICC: Your buyer doesn't see the value of your solution? (aka they think you are expensive) You are unable to find, articulate and quantify Pain You don't have a Champion or at the very least a Coach helping you navigate and sell You find yourself unable to gain access to people with power and influence You don't know how the customer makes decisions You don't know who is involved in the decision-making process You find yourself surprised by things that come up in the sales process The decision criteria seem to move throughout the process, and you're constantly playing catch up Your Competition is landing strikes against you that you neither see coming nor are able to defend You lose track of where you stand in your deals Whether you are an individual contributor or a sales leader embracing MEDDICC will help you to beat those symptoms and take back control of your deal. Historically, learning MEDDICC has relied upon hands-on training, but now you can learn MEDDICC from an expert who uses it every day. The Book deconstructs MEDDICC into easy to understand and implement steps. Breaking down every letter of the acronym into actionable insights complemented by commentary on how MEDDICC can help sales organizations to revolutionize their sales execution and efficiency. In the words of the original creator of MEDDIC, Dick Dunkel: Whether you are an individual contributor or sales leader, my advice is that you should start to implement MEDDICCinto what you do straight away. Embrace MEDDICC, and you and your team will more clearly understand the WHY to yourprocess, and you'll begin to execute your customer interactions with more purpose and achieve better results.And like so many others before, you will begin to reap the rewards of having a well-qualified pipeline of opportunitieswith clearer paths to success. - Dick Dunkel, MEDDIC Creator.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Andy Whyte
Publisher : Meddicc Limited
Release : 2020-11-25
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 1838239707


Sales Truth

Sales Truth

Become a better salesperson by learning to debunk the sales myths and focus your strategy on a proven approach that will drive the results you want. Can succeeding in sales be as simple as hooking up the latest CRM tool or perfecting your social media profiles and waiting for qualified leads to show up in your inbox? Are you having trouble believing what the new self-proclaimed “experts” post on LinkedIn and beginning to question their proclamation that everything in sales has changed? The one constant in the world of sales is the noise from self-titled experts and thought leaders informing you of the latest tools, tricks, and strategies that you should utilize. However, ironically, the more modern solutions you adopt, the harder it is to get results. Bestselling author and sales expert Mike Weinberg offers a wake-up call to salespeople and sales leaders on how to bypass the noise so you can start winning more, new sales. In Sales Truth, Weinberg shares some of the truths you’ll learn including: Many self-proclaimed sales experts lack clients, credibility, and a track record of helping sellers achieve breakthrough results. The number of “likes” a sales improvement article receives is often inversely proportional to its accuracy or helpfulness to?a seller or sales team. What has worked exceedingly well in sales and sales management for the past couple of decades is still the (not so) secret to sales success today. Look no further than Weinberg’s powerful principles and proven strategies to help you become a professional sales master and create more new sales opportunities.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Mike Weinberg
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2019-06-11
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781595557544


Sales Leadership

Sales Leadership

"Coaching is the universal language of learning, development, and change." Imagine a workplace without fear, stress, or worry. Instead, you're acknowledged as a valued, contributing team player who doesn't sacrifice priorities, values, happiness, or your life for your job. Sound ludicrous? Consider this is a reality in many thriving organizations. Most leadership books don't apply to sales leadership. Sales leaders are uniquely and indispensably special and need to be coached in a way that's aligned with their role, core competencies, and individuality to achieve their personal goals and company objectives. What if you can successfully coach anyone in 15, 5, or even 60 seconds using one question? Sales Leadership makes delivering consistent, high-impact coaching easy. For busy, caring managers, this removes the pressure and misconception that, "Coaching is difficult, doesn't work, and I don't have time to coach." Since most managers don't know how to coach, they become part of the non-stop, problem-solving legion of frustrated Chief Problem Solvers who habitually do others' work, create dependency, and nourish the seed of mediocrity. Great business leaders shift from doing people's jobs to developing them by learning the language of leadership coaching. In its powerful simplicity, Sales Leadership delivers a chronological path to develop a thriving coaching culture and coaching leaders who develop top performing teams and sales champions. Using Keith's intuitive LEADS Coaching Framework™, the coaching talk tracks for critical conversations, and his Enrollment strategy to create loyal, unified teams, you will inspire immediate change. Now, coaching is easily woven into your daily conversations and rhythm of business so that it becomes a natural, healthy habit. In his award-winning book, Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions, Keith was the first Master Certified Coach to share his personal coaching playbook that is now the standard for coaching excellence. Ten years later, and one million miles traveled, he reveals the evolution of sales leadership and coaching mastery through his experiences working with Fortune 5000 companies and small businesses worldwide. In the first book ever titled Sales Leadership, you'll master the ability to: Ask more questions, give less advice, and build trust and accountability to rely on people to do their job. Reduce your workload and save 20 hours a week on unproductive and wasteful activities. Shatter the toxic myths around coaching to eliminate generational gaps and departmental silos. Achieve business objectives, boost sales faster, and retain more customers. Create buy-in around strategic change and improve daily performance metrics. Assess company readiness and ensure implementation of a successful and sustainable coaching initiative and create a healthy, happy workplace. "People create the mindset, mindset shapes behavior, behavior defines culture, and ultimately, culture determines success. That's why the primary business objective is: To Make Your People More Valuable."

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Keith Rosen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-09-25
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781119483250


Tech Powered Sales

Tech Powered Sales

Conventional ways of selling are becoming outdated. Learn what it takes to go from the traditional sales mindset to a tech-enabled sales superhero. In tough markets and with more people working remotely, creating a quality sales pipeline in traditional ways is more challenging than ever. As sales technologies continue to evolve and advance, developing technical quotient (TQ) is an essential element of sales success. Record-setting sales expert Justin Michael and bestselling sales leadership author Tony Hughes combine to provide practical guidance on how professional sellers can maximize results with an effective sales tech-stack to increase sales effectiveness for outstanding results. In Tech-Powered Sales, Michael and Hughes share helpful advice that:? Reveal the techniques that enable you to break through with difficult to reach buyers Teach you how sales technologies can be employed for maximum benefit by raising your TQ Enable you to make the jump from being a beginner to a superuser within your sales team Show you how to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution to leverage technology rather than be at risk of being replaced by it Tech-Powered Sales delivers evidence-based strategies salespeople can use to create more opportunities than ever before. If you want to learn how to maximize your abilities to develop new business, this is the book for you!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Justin Michael
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2021-06-29
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : 9781400226535


Nonstop Sales Boom

Nonstop Sales Boom

Has the last week of each quarter in your business become a mad scramble to meet quota? Do your year-end reports show sporadic and unexplainable highs some weeks that will be near impossible to meet next year, as well as mysterious lows that ruined your goals for a 10 percent increase? For many sales organizations, anomalies such as these are strangely commonplace and unshakeable without intentional efforts to ratify them. Nonstop Sales Boom explains how to break this unhealthy cycle and achieve strong, steady results--every quarter, from every member of the team.Author and experienced sales leader for over twenty years Colleen Francis says the secret to leaving behind the roller-coaster reports and achieving sustaining, steady success is to broaden the focus from merely closing deals to actively nurturing the four critical stages of client engagement:• Attraction: Fill the funnel with lucrative prospects• Participation: Turn them into customers faster• Growth: Invest in valued clients• Leverage: Turn customers into referral generatorsWhen companies concentrate on only one or two of these areas, their results become erratic. But by becoming purposeful toward all four, simultaneously, they will systematically attract a regular flow of prospects and move them smoothly through the pipeline--taking the chaos and pressure away from the end of quarter for good!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Colleen Francis
Publisher : AMACOM
Release : 2014-08-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780814433775


Amp It Up

Amp It Up

Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller The secret to leading growth is your mindset Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is one of the tech world's most accomplished executives in enterprise growth, having led Snowflake to the largest software IPO ever after leading ServiceNow and Data Domain to exponential growth and the public market before that. In Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity, he shares his leadership approach for the first time. Amp It Up delivers an authoritative look at what it takes to transform an organization for maximum growth and scale. Slootman shows that most leaders have significant room to improve their organization's performance without making expensive changes to their talent, structure, or fundamental business model—and they don’t need to bring in an army of consultants to do it. What they do need is to align people around what matters and execute with urgency and intensity every day. Leading for unprecedented growth means declaring war on mediocrity, breaking the status quo, and making conflicted choices daily, all with a relentless focus on the mission. Amp It Up provides the first principles to guide that change, and the tactical advice for organizing a company around them. Perfect for executives, entrepreneurs, founders, managers, and leaders of all kinds, Amp It Up is a must-read resource for anyone who seeks to unleash the growth potential of a company and scale it to heights they never thought possible.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Frank Slootman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2022-01-13
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781119836414


The Ultimate Sales Manager Playbook

The Ultimate Sales Manager Playbook

The Ultimate Sales Manager Playbook provides proven principles and practices for becoming a successful sales leader. From motivation—connecting with salespeople in a way that lights a fire in their soul—to mobilization—coaching salespeople to execute sales processes at the highest levels of excellence—it’s all in The Ultimate Sales Manager Playbook. Sales managers learn how to establish trust, provide praise, build a winning sales culture, conduct effective one-on-one’s, and make their meetings matter again, or perhaps, matter for the very first time. Then they learn how to take all that and multiply it in others through hiring well and promoting wisely. The information in The Ultimate Sales Manager Playbook has been forged in the fires of decades of sales leadership. Throughout its pages, there is real, actionable content that will change sales managers, their salespeople, and both of their careers forever.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bill Zipp
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2020-10-06
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781631950841


I Want To Be In Sales When I Grow Up

I Want To Be In Sales When I Grow Up

Follow Charlie as she makes a plan to sell cookies around her neighborhood. Sales isn't as easy as it looks, but with some practice, Charlie is on her way to making a difference and learning the true meaning of what sales is all about.

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Genre :
Author : John Barrows
Publisher :
Release : 2019-09-10
Total Pages : 38 Pages
ISBN : 1643072382