Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

Sales Psychology – The Theory of Mind

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When we interact and work with people (customers, colleagues, managers, friends, family, etc.) it is important to be able to interpret and understand where the other person is coming from – their perspective, especially if we want to continue interacting and working with them in a manner that is beneficial to both parties. Interpreting and […]

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Ego is a dirty word in sales & sales management

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Having a big ego is often associated with the sales profession.   For many years the supercharged Alpha male, 600 lb sales gorilla has been the poster person for successful salespeople.   And then there is the larger than life sales manager who charges in to save the day by taking over the sales call, making the […]

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Empathy – The New Sales Edge

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Late last year we published the 12 Sales Trends Report for 2013 and released a brief summary of each sales trend in December.  Over the year we will delve a little deeper into each sales trend.  To kick off the New Year we will focus on the Sales Trend Empathy. This sales trend is seeing […]

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Sales Lessons out of the mouths of babes

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‘Out of the mouths of babes’ is one of those expressions you hear adults utter occasionally.  Often amazed at the remarkable or insightful things children say, I think we do children an injustice by thinking this is an infrequent or rare occurrence.   The many children I have met over the years are very perceptive, smart […]

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Recognition or Praise?

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Sales managers are being told to do more with less, to work smarter to get peak performance from their sales teams, despite increasingly limited resources. As tough as it is, there is one tool in the sales manager’s portfolio that is never in short supply – Praise! Yet for some reason, many sales managers find […]

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How Meditation Can Make You a Better Salesperson

pebbles in the ocean

In this increasingly complex world emotions such as empathy, compassion and benevolence are emerging as critical qualities of highly successful people, teams, companies and communities. Even in the highly competitive world of business and selling, those sales people and leaders who are able to incorporate these qualities into their daily work and personal lives are […]

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Are you really listening or just waiting to speak?

Listen first, then speak

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf… – Native American Proverb How long do we actually listen to another person before we start interrupting? How quickly do our own thoughts take over and we start thinking about what question to ask or what we need to say in reply even before they’ve finished speaking? […]

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Time for reflection and recharging

With this holiday period upon us, many of us take time to rest from the busyness of our daily work lives and spend time with the people we love the most. Often time this space can allow us to reflect on our lives, review what is important to us and appreciate those close to us. […]

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Different sales assessments and how to use them

If you wanted to, you could sit down for at least four weeks and complete 100′s of sales assessments and there would still be more on offer. This over abundance of sales assessments can be confusing because they are not all the same. If you do not know what you want to measure it will […]

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How well are you Weathering the Storm?

‘Weathering the Storm’ was voted by you as the number 9 Sales Trend for 2010. While there have been ups and downs in the business world, over the last 20+ years for the most part, many of us in the western world have been able to ride on the back of posterity and market growth. […]

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