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Lagniappe: Give a little more.

Are general stores a thing of the past? One of my favorite memories of growing up as a boy in North Georgia revolves around a period of time when we lived next door to Johnson’s Grocery. It was a small store of less than 1,000 square feet and was so close that I would...

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The Post Sales Managers’ Want Their Teams Reading!

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What is the ROI on Self-Improvement?

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Sales Leaders: Are You a Travel Agent or Tour Guide?

My wife and I love to travel. We have been blessed to see many parts of the United States and Mexico as well as some beautiful and historic countries in Europe. Although I don’t enjoy the actual “travel day” – it is a price I readily pay for the experience of meeting...

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Success is Learned in Four Stages

My friend, Thomas was one of those people that everyone liked. He had a winning smile. He had a wife and a young baby that were beautiful. We played softball together and I really enjoyed our friendship. Thomas observed my sales career as my family and I went from...

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Hit Your Sales Gym!

Years ago I was working with a brand new salesman, Zeb (not his real name, of course). He was a sharp young man and I believed him to have some pretty strong potential. Zeb's first week of field training was focused mostly on prospecting. On Monday, I made all the...

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How’s Your Motivation?

How’s Your Motivation?

Everyone has a "first day" on the job. In most cases, your sales manager or a seasoned professional took you out to get your feet wet. Shadowing success is the quickest way to get up to speed and advance as a sales professional. What about a month later…what about a...

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