The place to start is radical – look at all employees as members of the sales force. Why? Sales are the only employees in the company that can affect their checks while everybody else is trading time for money. If a well designed sales compensation systems drive more sales, what would happen if people doing the work could affect their checks?
This our final article in the series of Growing Managers. We started with the Discipline of Management, covered Promoting Smart, and the last edition was running a Manager Nursery. We identified the difference between management and leadership, what attributes to look for when promoting, and how to develop from within instead of hiring from the outside. Now the question is – how do I measure performance?
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One commonality that I’ve noticed among the many companies I interact with is that what is important in business is really not important. What I mean is; many business owners simply focus on what’s is in front of them and that is often the next sale not the ‘big picture’. Personally and professionally, I […]
As a business owner, I always felt it was necessary to look over my shoulder, wondering what will get in the way next. Always asking myself what will be the next obstacle I will face. I asked myself this question repeatedly when I was the young entrepreneur. Encountering obstacles is one thing we all have […]