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Aligning Your Corporate Story and Sales Compensation Plan

Aligning Your Corporate Story and Sales Compensation Plan

As a business leader, you’ve probably heard others say … “Salespeople only focus on … what they get paid on.” To one degree or another – there is truth in this statement. And we often hear this phrase when working with companies on repositioning, product launch or solutions portfolio initiatives. Why? Because, inevitably, decisions made […]
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In the Constantly Connected World – Consistency is King.

In the Constantly Connected World – Consistency is King.

Insight Agents, a strategy consultancy, described the critical nature of consistent messaging when they noted, “… clear and consistent messaging across all channels is vital in providing an authentic, believable and coherent customer experience.” What this means is … for your message to be a difference maker, your story must be delivered consistently throughout the […]
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Assess the Financial Impact of Your Corporate Story.

There is an intrinsic link between the quality and consistency of your corporate story … and the financial performance of your business. To help you determine if your story is improving or hindering business performance, take a few minutes and answer the following questions regarding the state of your company’s story. Q1: How well does […]
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So, Your National Sales Meeting is Around the Corner …

Every year at this time, executives and sales leaders start planning their National Sales Meetings. The purpose of these meetings? Bring sales teams together to gain clarity and alignment around the marching orders for the coming year. During these meetings, leaders layout strategic plans, priorities, playbooks and targets that will be used drive sales initiatives […]
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5 Questions That Will Help You Maximize Customer Engagement.

The #1 trait of companies that succeed in delivering a superior customer experience is the ability to develop and deliver a clear, consistent message. (McKinsey) Today, prospects and customers expect continuity and consistency throughout the buyer journey. The only way CEOs and C-suite executives can ensure this happens is to Implement a disciplined process for developing […]
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What’s the Cascade Strategy Around Your Go-to-Market Strategy?

According to a recent survey of internal communications executives, helping employees understand the company’s strategy is one of the top two initiatives they have in 2018. Does this surprise you? If so, just take a look at these statistics and you’ll understand why this should absolutely be a priority for most companies: According to Gallup, only […]
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Executives: Have You Lost the Heart and Soul of Your Business?

In the book, “The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power,” author Bill Schley writes, “The core of any business, the original heart and soul that first allowed you to succeed with customers, never really changes for companies that stay vibrant and relevant, no matter how big they get.” This is so true and yet, growth and […]
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Is Your Product Launch Destined to Fail?

This year, B2B companies will roll out thousands of new product and service offerings — the majority of which will fail. And the reason they will not succeed has to do with what happens well before these offerings even enter the marketplace. That’s right. According to Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen, upwards of 70% of new […]
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Quarterly and Annual Business Performance Is Driven by Clarity.

This is the time of year when executive teams chart the course for the organization. They devise pillars, anchors and initiatives that serve as the cornerstones of their strategy. And for good reason, they want to ensure the organization is aligned. They want everyone moving in the same direction. They seek to achieve organizational clarity. […]
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The Impact Real Customer Stories Have on Business Performance.

“Despite the marketing rhetoric and self proclamations of being customer focused, most companies are product centric, not customer centric. Calling yourself customer centric doesn’t make it so.” — Chuck Schaeffer, Vantive Media CEO So, we ask you — as a CEO or C-suite executive — is your organization customer-centric? How do you know? How can […]
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