Here’s an exercise. If you were ask to seven people who depend on your leadership what they would remember you for, what do you think their answers would be? Would their answers be based on their perception of you as being self-centered or service focused? The fact is there are many people who have made … Continue reading What’s Your Legacy?
When you hear these miserable words, what is your response likely be? For one, you are likely to fear that just by asking this question, the customer is implying if you don’t lower your price, you will lose the business. How do you know this, because you assumed this. The fact is the customer never … Continue reading Is that the best price you can give me?
In this month of Thanksgiving, it is important to realize that all of us would not be successful without the assistance of others. Please take the time to thank those who have helped you. For it is your acknowledgement, thanks and appreciation that fuels their will to continue supporting your efforts. Could you have been … Continue reading To Thee I Give Thanks
“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” Henry J. Kaiser Translation: All of us are being paid to solve problems, identify potential obstacles and find solutions to the challenges facing our customers. So, you might as well roll up your sleeves and get to work. If you don’t, you competition will!
When you get rejected, how does it feel? No need for you to answer. Let me. It hurts, it stings, it devalues you, it de-motivates, it deflates you, it makes you want to stop and hide, and on and on. Now, how should you really feel when you are rejected? Hopefully your feeling will not … Continue reading Rejection, Rejection, Rejection
It’s time for you to go shopping. But instead of going to the mall, shop your company. Haven’t you been frustrated when you called a vendor and their voice mail was too long creating undo aggravation on your part? Or how about when it takes what seems like an eternity to have a technical representative … Continue reading Shopping, Anyone?
Slap me silly! I never thought in a million years I would refer to the Survivor show in my E Reports. But this is too good to pass up. Richard Hatch, the $1 Million winner, stated “I think I managed to win by planning early, and by early, I mean before I get there…. There … Continue reading The Will to Prepare Outweighs the Will to Win
Jack Welch, Chairman of the General Electric Company recently received a book advance of $7.1 Million Dollars, the largest in history. Set to retire next year at age 65, Jack Welch is finishing a 20-year career of leading General Electric. During his tenure, he increased G.E.’s market value from $12 Billion to more than $500 … Continue reading Jack Welch, the $7.1 Million Dollar Leader
“Some people make mistakes and wait until the next game. Our guys wait only until the next inning.” Bobby Valentine Manager NY Mets Translation– Stop waiting for tomorrow and just go at it again as soon as possible.
One of the negotiating points in the recent Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) phone strike revolved around the stress endured by customer service representatives (CSR) in following their scripts to the letter. According to a NY Times article, if there is any deviation from the script, the CSR could have points deducted from her performance score. … Continue reading Scripts Can be Hazardous to Your Sales Career