“I need to call you back, I’m way behind right now”…
“I’m up to my ears right now…”
Does this sound like your sales managers?
No doubt, in the hectic corporate environment, there is a big tendency for sales managers to get bogged down and extremely busy. The front-line sales manager has so many forces all converging upon him: salespeople, customers, upper level executives, training people, operational departments; all vying for the sales manager’s time.
Richard Branson, the eccentric founder of Virgin Airlines and multiple other businesses is the epitome of “unconventional” businessman. He does things HIS way, he does things the way he feels are right…and with a billion or so in the bank, he’s been more right than wrong.
How he lives and manages his businesses are by making massive goals, taking massive action and doing things “unconventionally” to achieve those goals. When everyone zigging…he’s zagging. One of his famous quotes:
“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unconventional challenges and trying to rise above them…from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.”
This unconventional style is how you need to think and act as a manager who craves top sales results. The truth is that there are so many management gurus who have written tomes and dissertations on exactly how to motivate people, all in search of the “one thing” that does it all with minimal effort. The real truth is that there is no ONE way to do it. Motivating to trigger explosive sales growth is the sum of hundreds, if not thousands of decisions that you make on a daily basis. Continue reading →