Category Archives: Sales Driven Organisations

My one wish for all sales teams is …

Perpetual Learning Environment

My one wish for sales teams is that they are given the opportunity to continue to learn and develop in a dynamic learning environment where learning, reflection and constant iterations in their behaviour and skills are a regular, daily way of life. Those businesses create, what we call at Barrett, a Perpetual Learning Environment (PLE) […]

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The legitimisation of Sales Strategy

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The 10th Sales Trend for 2014 is ‘The Legitimisation of Sales Strategy’ Having a sales strategy is now of vital importance to the survival, growth and profitability of any organisation. Yet Sales Strategy, as a business discipline, has been poorly understood by sales managers and executive leadership teams alike, and rarely, if ever, executed well […]

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Australia – It’s time to snap out of this sales mindset ‘slump’

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If you were an alien that landed in Australia you could be forgiven for thinking that we were in the midst of a terrible recession or major disaster by the ‘doom and gloom’ sentiment that seems to be hanging over our economy like a wet blanket. Of course, it is natural for all economies to […]

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Sales Trend 8 – A Radical Shift in the Sales Mindset

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This sales trend is all about the radical shift in the sales mindset that currently is underway in organisations as prophesised by The Cluetrain Manifesto 15 years ago. A slow burn, we acknowledge, but with consumers in such a powerful position, product no longer the centre piece of the sale, and value being more important […]

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Are you serious?

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Today’s article is a bit of a rant I have to admit. I wrote the text below after one of those phone calls I receive, and as you may tell, I was a bit upset afterwards. Bear with me though, I’m sure you’ll see the point I’m trying to make. Have you ever considered how […]

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7 things you can do to immediately improve your sales operations

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Sales operations are complex systems with many moving parts. It is a constant juggling act for many sales leaders and business heads. What with: Designing an effective sales strategy , right sizing sales teams , picking the right sales segments to sell to, delivering the right level of sales training, coaching their sales team, dealing […]

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How to give your sales force a competitive advantage

Competitive Advantage

Which sales trends will most affect your business? How can you make the most of these changes? How can you steer your sales strategy to deliver sustainable results? How can you give your sales force a competitive advantage? These questions were posed at the inaugural 12 Sales Trends Annual Business Breakfast hosted by Barrett.  Focusing […]

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How to build a High Performance Sales Unit

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How does one go about building a high performance sales unit? What does a high performance sales person actually look like? What needs to be in place for high performance sales to flourish? These and other questions are on the minds of many sales leaders, and if they are not they should be. They are […]

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12 Sales Trends for 2014 – The Thinking Sales Organisation

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As 2013 comes to a close we firstly wanted to thank all our loyal readers for their continued support of our work. We also thought you would like to get a sneak peek of our Annual 12 Sales Trends Report for 2014. With the unprecedented changes we are experiencing as a result of the digital […]

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Going mobile – the rise of Smartphones in Sales

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In December 2012, we published the 12 Sales Trends Report for 2013 and released a brief summary of each trend. This month we are focusing on the Sales Trend “Going mobile – the rise of smartphones in sales”. As Australia deals with the challenge of becoming more globally competitive, organisations are making greater use of […]

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