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2015 Q3 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

July 6th, 2015 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recent published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of a selection of peer-reviewed academic material published in a range of journals. We have grouped them in the following broad themes: sales performance; customer management; capability development; behavioural studies; leadership; and systems and processes. In this edition, we start with two articles… 


Standing room only

July 5th, 2015 by

Pitches, pricing, people, psychology and professionalism –… 


Is sales performance simply down to luck?

April 12th, 2015 by

Dr Beth Rogers reports from the 8th… 


Aligning Strategy and Sales – the choices, systems, and behaviors that drive effective selling

April 12th, 2015 by

Nick de Cent, Editor of the International Journal of Sales Transformation, recommends the latest book by Frank V Cespedes of Harvard Business School. Aligning Strategy and Sales – the choices, systems, and behaviors that drive effective selling is for any senior executive who wants to understand why they need to address the gap between their company’s sales efforts and strategy…. 


From Selling to Co-Creating

April 12th, 2015 by

Dr Javier Marcos-Cuevas, Senior Lecturer in Sales Performance at the Centre for Strategic Marketing and Sales, Cranfield School of Management, recommends From Selling To Co-Creating: New trends, practices and tools to upgrade your sales force by Regis Lemmens, Bill Donaldson and Javier Marcos, published in 2014 by BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. He says: “From Selling to Co-Creating is for sales executives… 


Rethinking Sales Management

April 11th, 2015 by

Jeremy Noad, Global Performance Transformation Expert in Customer Management, Marketing and Channels at The Linde Group, says: “I have two books on the desk at all times: Rethinking Sales Management by Beth Rogers; and Brilliant Selling: What the Best Salespeople Know, Do and Say by Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell. “Previous favourites have included Building a Winning Sales Force: Powerful… 


Challenging Coaching

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Shekhar Varma, managing partner at SDV Training, says: Challenging Coaching by John Blakey and Ian Day contains very useful models and ideas for anyone who coaches the sales force, and Resonate, by Nancy Duarte is a brilliant book about making presentations and storytelling.” He adds: “Although out of print, Neil Rackham’s Account Strategy For Major Sales is still an unrivalled… 


The Hidden Agenda

April 11th, 2015 by

Andy Buck, Sales and Marketing Director at CPM (UK) recommends two books he describes as “priceless”. He explains: The Hidden Agenda by Kevin Allen, one of the original Mad Men, is a go-to book for me on a regular basis. Allen’s whole concept of knowing the clients’ credo and shaping the story give you a real competitive edge when approaching… 


Global Account Management Creating Value

April 11th, 2015 by

Dr Philip Squire, CEO at Consalia says: “The one book that provoked my early interest in sales was How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. It’s still a good read today.” He also mentions The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles Green and Robert Galford; Global Account Management Creating Value by David Hennessey and… 


Cracking the Sales Management Code

April 11th, 2015 by

Carl Day, Sales Director at Toshiba TEC UK Imaging Systems singled out Cracking the Sales Management Code by Jason Jordan and Michelle Vazzana, which he read as part of the core reading in his latest Masters module. He says: “While it has split opinion in our group it is a good reminder of all the pointless things we do in… 


2015 Q2 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

April 11th, 2015 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recent published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of a selection of peer-reviewed academic material published in a range of journals. We have grouped them in the following broad themes: sales performance; customer management; capability development; behavioural studies; leadership; and systems and processes. Sales Performance “Salespeople as knowledge brokers: a review…