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Chris Lytle Career Tip

Chris Lytle Career Tip: "Would you hire you?" That question, attributed to advertising legend Jane Trahey, makes you stop and think, doesn't it? In behavioral terms what do you need to do to make the answer an unqualified "Yes"? Click here to

Chris Lytle Sales Management Tip

Chris Lytle Sales Management Tip: Too many companies have wishes instead of standards. "I wish my people would make more calls," one manager told me. A standard is a measurable indicator of performance involving a consequence. If you're a manager,...

Chris Lytle Sales Tip -- Winning and Losing

Chris Lytle Sales Tip: The nature of selling is that you can succeed and fail on a daily basis. Control your emotions by putting wins and losses in perspective. Don Shula puts it this way, "Success is not forever, and failure is never final." ...

Chris Lytle Sales Tip -- The Juggler

Chris Lytle Sales Tip: "The juggler can't tell you which ball is more important. Drop just one and the show is over." I was particularly intrigued by this thought from Joan Magretta's book, What Management Is. In selling you have to have a lot of ...

Chris Lytle Sales Tip -- Sales and Politics

Chris Lytle Sales Tip: Can a politician teach you anything about sales? Benjamin Disraeli was a British Prime Minister. "The fool wonders, the wise man asks," he said. Of course, a wise man also knows what he doesn't know. Who are you seeing today...