14 Growth Acceleration Drivers to Create Value at a PE/VC Portfolio Company

Today financial engineering is not sufficient to create value and position a company for a strong exit with great ROI.  Smart Private Equity / VC expansion-stage & growth-stage investors take a partnership approach to collaborate with C-Level executives at the portfolio companies to create value and drive sales, marketing and  Read More >

Creating a Culture of Accountability in Sales

As a Sales Leader you have to create a culture of accountability – everyone across the organization has to be accountable for their own performance and results. What is Accountability?  “It is a force that provides rewards or consequences for actions. A leader imposes the consequences for failing to meet  Read More >

Forecasting – the Commit Process

I know every other VP of Sales or a front-line sales manager (FLM) struggles with forecasting accuracy so I thought to share what has worked really well for me with very high level of accuracy.  It’s the Commit Process.  This is part of the way to build up your rep  Read More >

Best Practices for Effective Decision-Making (and My 6 Steps for Making Better Decisions)

Business managers/executives are hired for the primary reason to make good decisions.  But making good and smart decisions is very complex. Additionally, many business decisions can affect a lot of important things in the organization including people (and their families).  Good decision-making requires more than just critical thinking skills (analyzing  Read More >

CHAMP Sales – Selling Qualification Methodology

  The CHAMP Sales System Qualification Criteria   Here is a summary of the CHAMP Qualification Criteria and you can find some example questions below.     The best way to align with your Buyer – is to ask them questions and actively listen with the goal of being helpful  Read More >

The 4 Things You Must Nail Down To Scale Your SaaS Sales

Every B2B SaaS company must be able to communicate to every employee on the Revenue Team (sales or marketing or customer success) the following: Who – who is the ideal type of buyer – or what is called the Ideal Customer Profile (ICP)? Your targeted Ideal Company Profile (size, type,  Read More >

Managing: Bringing Out the Best in People

One of the best books I give new managers is Alan Loy McGinnis’s Bringing Out the Best in People.  It’s a rare book that most people have not heard of or read but it’s definitely one of the best in my library on management and leadership.   One of the reasons that this  Read More >