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And is it right for my team?

There are many types of management styles out there – so how do you know which one is right for your team? It all comes down to what you do, how you do it, and who exactly is doing it. As there is no set way to define a management type by role or department, it very much has to align with the values and processes that your team already has in place.

That said – a performance management system can often work very well in sales teams

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However good the product or service you offer, all businesses rely on new sales opportunities to grow and develop. Although up-selling and cross-selling to existing customers can be extremely effective for increasing sales, it’s always important to integrate new business wherever possible.

That said, new sales opportunities rarely land straight on your desk. So, improving the number of sales you get through the door is essential for bringing in new business and good quality leads

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Working at a company that specializes in helping sales managers hit (and, in many cases, exceed) their targets, I regularly discuss what tools they use. There are the basic ones like CRM, e-mail tracking software and LinkedIn. All are great tools and should be used daily, however only give you half the story: negotiation skills, positioning and previous interactions.

The other half of the story is the way that a sales manager leads and makes decisions. The best sales managers use data to influence their actions before they make them