Case Studies

$15m automotive service provider moves sales inside. Grows monthly bookings by 24% in 12 months!

Team Quality Services allows manufacturers of automotive components (think seats or wiper assemblies) to purchase the capacity of assembly-plant-based Quality Liasion Representatives. This means that component manufacturers don’t have to maintain their own teams of mobile reps. Chris Straw started TQS 20 years ago. It’s now a $15m business, based in Auburn Indiana, with operations […]

Measures and General Management, Slaying Sacred Cows

Mistruths, salespeople’s personal relationships and crashing the schedule

Sales is not about personal relationships Salespeople (and other folks who should know better) accept it as a given that sales is all about personal relationships. The problem with this position is that: It’s not generally true. It’s a default assumption that informs the design of most sales environments. However, because it sounds reasonable enough, […]

Measures and General Management

You are probably making a lot more money than you realize!

A common problem our silent revolutionaries face is that they don’t know how to calculate if their new (or reengineered) sales functions are making them money. A worse problem is that they think they know but end up massively under-estimating their performance. Consider this scenario. It’s the end of your calendar year. This year, you started work building a […]

Applying Sales Process Engineering, Measures and General Management

A simple growth formula (for folks who’re tired of needless complexity)

You know, there are two types of people in the world. Those who tolerate complexity, in pursuit of simplicity. And those who revel in complexity, having long forgotten what it is that they’re actually pursuing. I write this a little exhausted, after spending countless hours debating technology, terminology, definitions and process with a parade of […]

Measures and General Management

The miracle of real-time feedback: an introduction to Nsyteful

Real-time feedback enables miraculous feats! Imagine standing on an overpass watching the traffic on a freeway below. It’s amazing more accidents don’t occur when you consider the number of cars being piloted, at high speed, in such close proximity to one another. Imagine the same scene again without real-time feedback. Imagine you could pull a […]