July 9th 2012
Sales Eats First. How customer-motivated sales organizations out-think, out-offer, and outperform the competition.Noel Capon & Gary S. Tubridy.
Sales Eats First. How customer-motivated sales organizations out-think, out-offer, and outperform the competition.Noel Capon & Gary S. Tubridy.2011. ISBN 97809833330028. The authors located a group of large companies with large sales forces that outperformed their peers over ten years. They interviewed the senior management and came away with five areas of shared excellence:
- leading from the front
- building a customer motivated culture by speaking clearly and carrying a big carrot
- advancing the science of sales and the art of customer relationship
- making loud mistakes and
- living the mission
From our practice I would add that they also found evidence of clear alignment of sales and marketing where the silos do not exist and roles are clearly equal and supportive. The companies surveyed are in big highly competitive markets where the job is never easy. The authors provide a new model for making your sales force efficient and effective. This is book for sales leaders and managers including CEOs. Great for a cross country flight.
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