How To Make Pressure Work For You

There is a balance point where pressure changes from positive to negative and there is also a point where pressure becomes ineffective. Knowing what these points are for you and your sales team in critical in achieving sustained levels of high performance.  

Business Lessons From Mountain Biking #2 – What is your Sales speed?

The speed at which you approach situations matters. The speed at which you manage others matters. In this short video, Business Coach Jamie Cunningham shares some mountain biking analogies and shows how your sales speed can affect your outcomes.  

3 Things That Make a Successful Salesperson

 What are the 3 things that make a good GREAT salesperson? When it comes to great salespeople there are three key things you need to pay attention to: 1. Skillset – do you have the skills necessary to make the sale?2. Activity – Are you doing the right level of activity to get the results you … Read more3 Things That Make a Successful Salesperson

Business Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

There’s a basic object to enjoying a safe ride on a mountain bike: Look where your going. While the same can be said for business, it’s amazing how many people focus on the obstacles in front of them instead of focusing on the track, but when you fixate on the obstacles which are in your … Read moreBusiness Lessons From the Bike Trail #1 – Knowing Where to Focus

The Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

The number one stressors in business are (and may always be) money, and people. In fact, you likely know first hand how much emotional energy and loss of team synergy is wasted on a member of your team that just doesn’t fit the bill. It turns out – the key to managing attitudes in the … Read moreThe Secret to Managing Attitudes at Work

How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

New Years resolutions rarely work, so why do we keep making them? Is it a moment of drunken utopia that makes us believe that this year is going to be different? The truth is, Jan 1st is just another day in the calendar. There is nothing magical about it. I know that sounds a bit … Read moreHow to Make Your Resolutions Stick

Culture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Today, we sat down with Aaron Lavell, Managing Director with WMS Chartered Accountants, to speak about the shift in workplace culture which led to the creation of WMS, and their fantastic culture growth which has seen them grow to be one of the Gold Coast’s largest professional firms. . Aaron tells us why principles matter … Read moreCulture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

How to Hire Top Performing Sales People


If every there was a holy grail, this would be it. If only there was a way to consistently hire top performing sales people!!
Well I’d love to say I’ve got the silver bullet for you … but I think you’d know I’d be lying. What I have got though, are some juicy tips and tricks shared from recruiting veteran Kristen Harcourt. Kristen is a senior consultant with The McQuaig Institute. The McQuaig Institute are leaders in the field of profiling and assessments with respect to recruiting. While The McQuaig Institute can and do help companies assess a variety of roles, their grass roots and expertise is with sales people.
In this interview, Kristen shares with us the ‘tells’, tricks and tips on finding, filtering and identifying top performers. The whole interview is 37 minutes long and it is packed with gems to help you find the sales people you are looking for.
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