Rika Cuff, Senior Vice President of Scholastic and Champ Sales at Herff Jones, discusses the importance of sales leadership in sales culture development. She emphasizes the power of recognition and fostering a culture of trust and consistency. She highlights the impact of handwritten notes and personalized recognition on individuals and ...

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In this 3:42 video, Rika Cuff discusses and shares her strategies for fostering a culture of recognition within organizations. She emphasizes the importance of consistency and accountability, highlighting the power of recognizing and appreciating the efforts of team members. Rika discusses how she incorporates recognition into her team meetings and ...

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In leadership, it is crucial to understand the power of both the heart and the head. Every decision, every strategy, and every argument should be grounded in a combination of rational thinking and emotional connection.In this thought-provoking discussion with David Hennessy, VP of Sales at Kite Pharma, we dive into ...

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In this blog, we showcase a recent Sales Leadership Awakening podcast episode where Steven Rosen and I interviewed Keith Rzucildo. He is Vice President of Sales at Miller Electric and a seasoned leader who has successfully navigated the complexities of gaining buy-in for a new vision within his organization.Here are ...

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In this 4:38 video, David Hennessy stresses the importance of understanding the “why” behind strategies, emphasizing a dual approach: the head for rational thinking and the heart for emotional connection. Leaders must appeal to both aspects, recognizing diverse wiring in individuals. Balancing logic and emotion, or enlisting help, is key.  ...

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David Hennessy, the VP of Sales at Kite Pharma, delves into his transformative moment as a sales leader, stressing the significance of active listening and strategic questioning. He underscores the necessity for a well-defined and compelling strategy that is effectively communicated to the sales team. David also highlights the crucial ...

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In this 5:44 video, Keith Rzucidlo emphasizes the importance of bringing data to the table and highlighting the risks of staying stagnant. He also talks about transitioning to a strategic selling approach, highlighting the importance of coaching, leadership development, reflection, and setting expectations for coaching time to optimize sales team ...

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Keith Rzucidlo, Vice President of Sales at Miller Electric, joins the Sales Leadership Awakening podcast to discuss how to turn visions into actions in sales leadership. Keith shares the importance of patience and reflection in driving behavior change and advises sales leaders on coaching and change management. “I think framing ...

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In this 3:35 video, Colleen and Steven stress the significance of assertiveness, self-awareness, and emotional management in coaching discussions, advising against defensive or aggressive reactions to feedback. They recommend employing self-awareness techniques such as identifying triggers. Colleen Stanley and Steven Rosen discuss the importance of assertiveness and emotion management in ...

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Colleen Stanley and Steven Rosen discuss the role of a sales leader as not just bringing in the numbers but developing their salespeople into self-managing individuals. Sales leaders can drive revenue and achieve long-term success by avoiding the trap of rescuing and focusing on coaching and accountability.  “The goal of ...

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In this 4:59 video, learn about success strategies around sales execution, including a three-step framework for building an execution plan. Discover how to reframe the difficulty of execution as a competitive advantage. Steven Rosen and Colleen Stanley discuss the importance of execution in sales and provide a simple framework for ...

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In this episode of the Sales Awakening podcast, Steven Rosen and Colleen Stanley dive right into the execution challenges. While strategy formulation is fun and creative, execution requires discipline and focus. It’s the discipline of doing the most important things really well. “Execution can become very ad hoc rather than ...

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In this 4:11 video, learn how sales leaders must cultivate essential soft skills like emotional management, empathy, and assertiveness to foster trust, enhance execution, and address mental health challenges to consistently improve team performance. Soft skills for sales leaders are not separate from hard sales results; they are essential in ...

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In the Sales Leadership Awakening podcast, Steven Rosen and Colleen Stanley stress the lack of coaching and support for sales managers, underscoring the need for coaching for these managers. Key skills for sales managers include coaching, executing sales plans, and prioritizing a coaching methodology.  “Most people don’t leave for money. ...

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In this 3:01 video, Colleen Stanley and Steven Rosen stress that sales leaders must hold their teams accountable for performance. They note that leaders often accept excuses and attempt to rectify poor performance but underscore that individuals must ultimately be responsible for their results. They advocate for a shift in ...

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Colleen Stanley and Steven Rosen from the Sales Leadership Awakening podcast discuss how building excellence in sales leadership starts with having the right team. Sales leaders must be willing to make tough decisions about non-performers and proactively recruit top talent. Developing the necessary soft skills, such as coachability and resiliency, ...

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