Recently, I heard a phrase I hadn’t heard before. When talking with a friend, they referred to someone on their work team as a flat tire.
The general context was something along the lines of “our team would be so much better if they’d just step up their game – they’re such a flat tire.” What a descriptive picture this analogy creates. A flat tire is one vital piece of a working group that slows down the whole and impedes their momentum. While the team may still move forward, their capacity is diminished and efficiency is reduced. Left unattended, flat tires can lead even lead to crash and burn scenarios.
Are you driving around a sales team with a flat tire? Whether you have a small leak that’s slowing your team down or a full-blown flat, there are steps you can take to find a fix. For sales managers, EcSell Institute’s Sales Coaching Summit is ready remedy. This unique event brings together sales managers and experts in the field of leadership to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge specifically designed for those striving to improve their sales coaching skills.
Recently, Kathy shared five important reasons to attend Summit. Briefly, they include to:
- Learn about the best practices used by high performing sales leaders
- Listen to speakers who will inform, challenge, and elevate your thinking
- Network with other proactive, engaged sales leaders
- Recharge in the beauty of the event site
- Take some time to invest in you and your development
If your flat is one of your sales reps, you can learn about ways to motivate from the speakers, bounce ideas off of your peers, or discover ways to foster accountability through EcSell’s OneUp Sales Coaching Cloud.
And it does happen that sometimes the manager themself is that flat tire. There are countless ways that this can happen such as changing sales environments, issues with team growth or personality dynamics, or simply the fast-paced nature of this field. Summit can keep your tire pressure optimal by supplying you with tools to improve your coaching skills, challenging you to think about coaching in a different way, commiserating with peers, or simply giving you time to focus on your development.
Nothing is more critical to the success of a sales team than the sales coach. Keep your team up to speed by investing in your sales management skills.
Learn more about EcSell’s Sales Coaching Summit.