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Top 10 Leadership Podcasts To Listen To In 2019

When you find a leadership podcast you love, you suddenly get a dream team of mentors to whisper in your ear as you go about your day. Even if you’re just commuting or working out, you can find a clever strategy or stumble across an entertaining story from one of the greats in your industry.

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2019 is here and for many of us, that brings new priorities, sales targets, and even faster execution than the previous year.  What are your top sales priorities this year? What market factors will challenge or propel your plans? At Peak, we are already preparing for our next stage of growth.  And that translates to

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Your Next VP Sales: The Complete Interview Question Guide

Corporate and HR leaders know that getting their interview process right is important. But when it comes to hiring a VP of Sales, it makes all the difference to the future success of a company. Certain interview questions bring hidden information to the surface. At Peak Sales, we’ve assessed and interviewed over 10,000 sales leaders

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One-on-One Meeting Templates

We’ve collected wisdom from sales leaders on how to run efficient and performance-focused one-on-ones with reps. One-on-One Agenda Template Download the template as a PDF Jump to: One-on-One Meeting Agenda Template Sample One-on-One Questions for Managers The importance of one-on-ones for sales teams One-on-ones are an important platform for developing trust and rapport between sales

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The world’s oldest professions is not immune to disruption. The evolving role of the sales rep, the maturation of millennials, the incorporation of big data and AI, and other ground-shaking variables are fundamentally impacting sales, forcing B2B sales leaders to brace for the shift. Here are nine things you need to know about how B2B

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6 Common Traits of Top Performing Sales Organizations

Data-driven success proves itself time and time again. In an age characterized by disruption and restless competitive threats, gut instinct is a dangerous basis to make decisions on. Now is the time for sales leaders to examine the scientific metrics of a high-performing sales force. Based on the latest research and hard-earned experience, here are

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21 Ways to Make Your Top Sellers Quit

Keep your churn rates high and your employee satisfaction rates low. Why put in the effort to keep your top reps happy when you could alienate and push them to work for the competition? Why work to maintain a healthy sales force when you could sabotage them at every turn? If you’ve run out of

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10 Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team to Crush Their Numbers [Infographic]

In the hypercompetitive industry of sales, a motivated sales force can mean the difference between hitting targets and missing them by a mile. In fact, a recent Gallup study found that an unmotivated workforce costs companies 300 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. Even the best sellers, with self-motivation and resiliency built into their

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How to Improve Your Sales Team’s RFP Close Rate

What’s your sales team’s current RFP close rate? Whether or not it’s as high as you’d like, you may be surprised to hear that Ganesh Shankar of RFPIO states that “the common win rate for RFPs is less than 5%.” Following these numbers, for every 20 proposals the average vendor sends, only one will be

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4 Reasons a Diverse Sales Team Will Boost Revenue [Video]

Diversity in the workplace has been an issue since the civil war. Fast forward to 2017 and a lack of diversity in the workplace remains an issue. In fact, a recent survey by Career Builder found that only 35 percent of women feel confident that compensation is dispensed equitably between the genders. As U.S. demographics continue to change alongside a

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30 Game-Changing Statistics To Improve Your Cold Calling

The debate continues between sales experts who advocate that cold calling is “dead” and those who see it as “alive”. Truth is, the traditional tactic of cold calling is very much alive and is an important strategy utilized by sales and sales leaders in high-growth companies. Despite this “dead or alive” argument, cold calling offers

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