Leadership and Sales Coaching, along with managing the 6 Pillars of Sales Productivity, are a fundamental set of guiding ideologies around which a Sales Manager should center all activity and development.
Through science and research, the impact that Leadership, Sales Coaching, and Managing the 6 Pillars have on sales productivity can be quantified. EcSELL Institute is committed to providing our members this fact-based, industry-best practice, and ever-evolving view on Leadership, Sales Coaching, and Managing the 6 Pillars of Sales Productivity.
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The 6 Pillars of Sales Productivity ™ Management Model:
Talent Identification and Acquisition - properly identifying and hiring the right sales talent to meet and exceed the objectives of all positions within a sales department.
Sales Methodology and Skills Development - developing a measurable sales process that meets the needs of a company’s products, culture, and market, and then training to maximize a sales team’s ability to execute the methodology.
Professional Development - identifying and coaching toward sales career goals and objectives for each member of the sales team, in order to increase their sales productivity, loyalty, and overall contribution to the sales department.
Sales Analytics and Performance Tracking - defining which key performance indicators track productivity and effectiveness, then learning how to utilize these to direct education, training, and planning.
Compensation/Recognition/Rewards - understanding and designing sales compensation plans and recognition programs that not only drive and incent the proper behaviors, but also meet the evolving demographic and psychographic needs of your sales department.
Planning - establishing structured sales plans for sales departments, divisions, regions, and individual sales territories. Providing a systematic methodology for touching prospects and clients, leading to attainment of departmental objectives and increased revenue. This Pillar also includes developing the most effective meeting formats and agendas to address the needs of sales management and producers.
Sales Leadership and Sales Coaching - Sales Leadership and Sales Coaching are essential to maximize the performance of a sales team. Managing, leading, and coaching build upon one another and are interdependent in terms of producing desired outcomes. It is only when one is able to effectively manage processes, lead collaboratively, and coach their teams into complexity that they will truly be able to enter the high performance zone. Learn more...