Category Archives: Communication

Are These Issues Affecting Your Business?

Motivating Staff Learning the job Skills development Change process Delegating Appraisals and assessments Problem solving Task performance Relationship issues Planning and reviewing Team building Staff development Team working Succession planning Then you may be in a situation where you need to be doing coaching of your own. In a world that is changing so rapidly… Read More »

7 Technology Related Trends That Are Coming To A Place Near You!

The mobile phone looks like being the first truly successful convergence device since the Teasmade. The killer application combination will be location tracking (through GPS or similar), high bandwidth and new services. Don’t underestimate customers inventing uses either, like using Bluetooth to see who is up for flirting on the bus, in the train carriage,… Read More »

Structured Training Open Courses Receive CPD Accreditations

All of our Courses are now CPD Accredited (Continuing Professional Development). The world in which all professionals practice is changing. Global competition has never been more intense, clients are more demanding and technology offers new ways of working. The knowledge base of the professionals and of the sectors in which they operate has also increased.… Read More »

A New Manager’s Guide to Leading a Team – (Part 1 – Are you one of them or one of us?)

One of the most common discussion points from talking to managers on our corporate development programmes is around dealing with being ‘the meat in the sandwich’. They are under downward pressure to ‘get people performing’, ‘or to get things sorted’ and upward pressure to support their teams against the senior management ‘They’. ‘They’ cannot be… Read More »

Everybody Can Think, Why Don’t We Do More Of It?

There is thinking concerned with conception (‘day dreaming’) and thinking concerned with action (problem solving) There is thinking that is linear (experience, logic rational analysis) and thinking that is lateral (intuition, wild thoughts, crazy ideas) We live in a world of discontinuous change, which will require discontinuous responses Thinking differently can be learnt, its not… Read More »

Where Have All The Sales Leaders Gone?

Many sales teams aren’t led but managed. Sales Directors, National Sales Managers & Field Sales Managers all need to occupy the leadership space, but many don’t, preferring to stand only on management ground. Below we explore the some of the reasons why sales leadership (and leaders) are not the visible force they should be: Management… Read More »

The Modern Sales Professional’s Glossary of Competitive Advantage

These are some of the concepts that are helping the modern sales organisation effectively engage with their most demanding customers and prospects. Customer Value Proposition – The total offer as perceived by the customer. It’s the interdependencies and emphasis of the various elements that creates a unique CVP (or not). Salespeople, and the way they… Read More »

12 New Year Resolutions Any Self Respecting Sales Manager Should Follow

The worse the figures are the more you should analyse them (see how in point two). Avoiding bad news is never a good idea. The better your figures are the more you should assume it’s temporary. Try to identify the reasons why you are succeeding, try to see the reasons why and when it might… Read More »