The Death of Imagination.

Has the ability to help people imagine the future and visualize great things died? When I was at Xerox, we learned to sell by using the Xerox system which is world renowned. At the center of that methodology is S.P.I.N ® which stands for Situation, Problem, Implication and Needs Pay Off ( my old Xerox training manager

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Collaboration without Consequences

Silos kill companies. Silos inhibit collaboration Silos prevent transparency. Do you see the theme that is looming here? I have written several times on the destructive nature of company silos. They ( unfortunately) exist in companies of all sizes and shapes and the dreaded silo has the same suffocating effect where they exist. They stifle

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A Sales Culture is a Competitive Advantage.

Creating a competitive advantage is a subject that has been written about for years and decades. Opinions and perspectives abound on what creates and maintains a competitive advantage and how to recapture it if a company loses theirs. That happens frequently and we only need to look to the organizations around us to learn why companies go

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‘It wasn’t a sales culture …’

This article appeared in the October 13th in the Philadelphia Business Journal By Jeff Blumenthal who covers banking, insurance and law. In light of the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal, there has been much talk in the media and on Capitol Hill about a corrosive sales culture at the mega-bank, which just happens to be the largest deposit taker in the Philadelphia region. Todd

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The New Sales: Numbers AND Culture

Numbers don’t lie. Unfortunately, they don’t always tell the whole story. New market research on the printing industry reveals why your sales strategy should be focused on the “Big Fish,” but that’s only the starting point. The next step you take is just as important as the data itself. We are big fans of market

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